Now I know how lonely the lonely road of conservatism will be

In an article I wrote last month entitled, What to do when the lonely road gets lonelier, I shared how I frequently face opposition from not only the Far-Left, but also from Republicans and so-called conservatives.

I also shared how being a conservative in the Age of Trump often leaves me feeling alone in the fight for liberty, and I lamented how coronavirus hysteria mixed with an immoral president and a dying Republican Party could mean we are witnessing the last days of liberty and freedom.

I’ve never been shy about the stand I take in defense of my Christian faith and how today’s lukewarm cheap grace church has destroyed the Good News of Jesus Christ; creating the same political conditions that once gave rise to Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. Nor have I been shy about the stand I take in defense of my constitutional conservative values and how today’s Republican/Democrat duopoly has destroyed liberty; creating conditions ripe for the rise of tyranny.

This past Friday, I posted a podcast by Daniel Horowitz (‘1984’ is upon us: Arresting pastors and releasing criminals) and a guest contribution by Chuck Baldwin (Now we know how Germany let it happen) that aligned with my conviction that coronavirus hysteria was being leveraged by government to bring an end to liberty and give rise to the police state.

To my surprise — although, it shouldn’t have been — people calling themselves Christians, conservatives, and constitutionalists lambasted me and made ludicrous claims about me (personally) and my work. For example, self-professing Christians following me on social media accused me of being “anti-life” and essentially an accessory to homicide for questioning the actions of a government employing police state tactics to shut down churches while keeping abortion facilities open. 

For the record, I don’t agree with every position held by Horowitz and Baldwin any more than they agree with me on every issue. That said, I agree with Friday’s posts because both men accurately explained how government is abusing its power in the name of keeping us “safe” from coronavirus, and how the citizenry is willingly rolling over and allowing it to do so.

There are also those who told me they will no longer support my work and warned me that I will lose my following for Friday’s posts, and they might be right. However, if more supporters and followers were my only motivation, I would have followed the path of the faux-conservative media types like BlazeTV and joined the Trump cult a long time ago.

In other words, their threats are a waste of time because they won’t change my mission.

No matter how lonely the journey, as long as I’m able I’ll continue working to expose faux-conservatives, the Fellowship of the Pharisees, and others committed to destroying liberty in America. Unfortunately, this means the words credited to George Orwell will often ring true:

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.”

One last thought.

In The Book of Jeremiah, we learn that Jeremiah was called to be a prophet at an unfortunate time as the decline of Judah was already well under way. When he followed his calling, it was suggested that his message was one of condemnation, not salvation.

He delivered God’s message to a people desperately clinging to nationalism, and he was rejected. Jeremiah was considered a meddler and a traitor as people, nobles, and kings, alternately tried to put him to death.

I’m not comparing myself to Jeremiah, but based on the past few days, I can certainly identify with his story.


David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable and promotes conservative principles over political parties.

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