Written by Red Dawn (Chicks on the Right)
I absolutely adore the Duck Dynasty clan. Everything about their story is inspiring. They’re a testament to hard work and the power of redemption which I thought was a thing to be celebrated here in America.
But I’m really disappointed in some of the conservative media outlets. Instead of writing about the substance of Phil Robertson’s CPAC speech, which focused on addressing his critics who accuse him of being “too religious,” they focused on a line he said about STDs and how to eradicate them. Of course, the liberal media went crazy too. But I expected better from conservatives.
The truth is, Phil doesn’t give a crap what anyone thinks of him, and even if you disagree with him, you have to respect him for that. In a world where politicians say anything to gain votes and popularity, it’s refreshing to see someone who has a strong moral stance and unwavering faith, despite the haters on the left and right.
“I sincerely love you,” Robertson said in his address. “And by the way, my love for you is not contingent on how you feel about me. You say, ‘Well what if we hate your guts? Do you still love us?’ Sure. You say, ‘You love us, and you’re not worried about how we feel about you, not one bit. Don’t forget that.”
I think it was really smart for Phil to address the critics of his spirituality. He pointed out that the Founding Fathers were God-fearing men, and it’s ignorant to say otherwise. Godless progressives can try to reinvent American history, but at the end of the day, they’re only deceiving themselves.
Quoting George Washington, Robertson said, “Finally that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author– he’s talking about Jesus– of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy nation.”
“Obviously, George Washington was pretty religious,” he added. “What do you think?”
Like it or not, our nation was founded by God-fearing men and on Judeo-Christian values. (Sorry Obama, it actually wasn’t Islam.)
“All of these ‘isms,’ atheism, agnosticism, humanism, post modernism, materialism, idealism, naturalism– what is all that about?” Roberston asked. “Trying to get around what I just told you. Your founding Fathers were godly. So am I. You say, Phil, you’re like George Washington. You’re like Thomas Jefferson. Yeah. I’m just saying they were godly. They founded the greatest nation on earth for crying out loud!”
Yes, Phil is polarizing, and I know some people are perplexed over the perceived “obsession” with the family.
Here’s what I think. These days, we rarely see anyone radically speak the truth and shamelessly talk about their faith in the political sphere. We’ve unfortunately grown used to slimy politicians and crooked leaders who shun religion (except for Islam, of course) and cry, “Separation of church and state OMG!!!!!!” without acknowledging that 1)That’s not even in the constitution and 2) Religion and politics aren’t equivalent to oil and water. Religion and faith in God was a HUGE part of our founding, and if you forget or ignore that, quite frankly, you’re missing the mark. Forget the PC police. I’m a conservative chick who has a relationship with God, so why in the world would I ban Him from every single one of my political conversations? Yes, conservatism makes sense on its own. Heck, there’s a whole atheist group here at CPAC, and I’m so glad they’re here because we really need to rally together to make a difference instead of tearing each other apart. But we’ve grown to a place where it’s almost taboo to mention your faith in front of a political audience, and that’s not cool.
Phil Robertson couldn’t give a crap less, and that’s why so many people love him.