What to do when the lonely road gets lonelier

Nearly two years ago, I wrote an article entitled Walking the Lonely Conservative Road in the Age of Trump. In it, I shared how my mission to be a leading voice in the call for a return to conservative values has faced overwhelming opposition from not only the Far-Left, but also from Republicans and so-called conservatives.

I often find myself reflecting on what it means to be a conservative in the Age of Trump, and it usually serves to remind me of how little things have changed when it comes to the capitulation and cowardice of faux conservatives who once fought for conservatism and the Constitution. As a result, I usually end up feeling even more alone.

Standing for conservative values used to be easy before Trump. Opposing socialism and tyranny was not only acceptable, it gave rise to a conservative movement that swept the Republican Party to victories that gave the GOP control of Congress. But alas, Republicans revealed themselves as spineless cowards who used conservatism for their own political gain. In the end, Republicans would join the likes of Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi to advance the agendas of Obama and Democratic Socialists.

Since Trump’s been in office, the GOP has been rebranded in his image and conservatism has been redefined as nationalism (aka socialism lite). This has given rise to a “conservative socialism” movement that promotes the agenda of the Far-Left, but with an “R” at the end of it.

Now, with coronavirus hysteria sweeping the nation, a president completely lacking in moral and conservative values, and a Republican Party dying a slow and painful death, we are witnessing what could be the last days of liberty and freedom in the country our Founding Fathers fought and died for.

So, I’m taking a break for the rest of the week from my usual routine. I’ll still be doing my research, and I’ll share articles on topics I find interesting with my many social media followers on Facebook and Twitter. But I’m feeling led to resume working on a book idea I’ve had swimming around in my head for a few years now — an idea that actually won an award in a writing contest two years ago. I also want to get some things done to get my one-hour podcast up and running.

I hope you’ll check out some of my articles from the past about how liberty is being threatened (here’s a link) and that you’ll help me spread the word. I have over 15000 followers via social media and email, but I need more. Share the Strident Conservative with your friends in social media. Ask them to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. If every one who currently follows my work were to bring along 2-3 new followers, we could soon see that number reach six figures.

I’m still looking for financial support. Many have answered the call to pledge $2 a month or more (link is in the upper right corner) to help me pay the bills and expand our outreach. In the very near future, I plan on making my daily two-minute radio feature available on a subscription basis, and the one-hour podcast will most likely be handled that way as well. In the meantime, a small monthly contribution will help.

By the way, in this day and age of social media uncertainty, let me also ask you to consider signing up to receive my info via email (link is on the right of this page). You never know when it might be the only way I can reach you.

For my followers of faith, I also solicit your prayers. The spiritual warfare in my work has always been intense, but the battle in the heavenlies has grown in intensity lately. As Ephesian 6:12 tells us, “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

In the Age of Trump, the death of true conservatism and the rise of socialism is no longer in doubt. The only question remaining is how will we respond? For me, I’ll remain on the path of my principals. It’s lonely, but I would still rather walk the right road alone than walk the wrong road with the crowd.


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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