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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Are All Conservatives Willing to Defend the Constitution?

Not on your life!

Mr. Carl Swensson, one of the plaintiff attorneys at the 1/26/12 Obama eligibility hearing in Atlanta, reported that none other than conservative radio talk show host Neal Boortz "berated" the hearing, calling both GA Sec. of State Kemp and Judge Malihi "backwoods hicks who are going to initiate a race war."

So far, I haven't been able to confirm if it was Boortz who leveled this attack, or if one of his guests did, but in an interview with Pastor James David Manning ( on January 27th, Mr. Swensson attributed the derisive comment and scare-mongering to Neal Boortz himself. Go to YouTube to view the interview for yourselves (

Tragically, I understand conservative icon, Eric Erickson, also cavalierly disparaged the proceedings in Atlanta.

When so-called conservatives either fear or are demonstrably unwilling to defend the Constitution and, instead, attack those who do with dire predictions of gloom and doom, in this case "race wars", this Republic is more than merely teetering on the brink. It's no longer on life support. It's in a coma.

I don't know what scares me more, the threat I see, that being Obama and his neo-Marxist minions, or the vipers slithering silently within our own ranks. Let me hasten to answer my own question: I fear the elusive snake in the grass more, and so too should we all.

“When the people rise in masses in behalf of the Union and the liberties of their country, truly may it be said, “The gates of hell shall not prevail against them." - Abraham Lincoln

01/30/12 UPDATE:

I tried reaching Neal Boortz this morning. Was only able to speak to his screener who told me that "he knew nothing about it." I also scoured the audio archives of his radio show and couldn't find anything. So, I'm thinking it was caller, not Neal Boortz himself, who derisively characterized Kemp and Malihi as "backwoods hicks."

I then emailed Pastor Manning who, at the end of his show, repeated what may have been an  erroneous attribution to Neal Boortz for those words. Awaiting a reply.

I then called Carl Swensson who actually took the call. He readily admitted that his report was second hand and that he couldn't verify if, in fact, Neal Boortz had made that statement. We spoke for 10 minutes and I have to tell you he is one of the most sincere, soft-spoken, genuinely patriotic and evenhanded men with whom I've ever had the pleasure of speaking. Not once did I detect anything but thoroughly authentic humility.

I extended my heartfelt thanks to him for his "heroism", likening him to the Founders who were also on the outs with their friends for their principled stand. He was a tad forlorn by the "friends" who had abandoned him, but, like the Founders, he is determined to "walk the walk" and to do the right thing in order to restore our country to greatness. He described his experience as very humbling and more than once thanked me and others who have called and donated to the effort for their encouragement and support, without which his lonely struggle would be much more difficult, both procedurally and personally.

I ask that you please go to his website ( and send a much-needed donation to the cause. A phonecall to buoy his spirits might be helpful as well (678-438-6138).

He is a man of stellar character and grace. Simply a great American.

As for the words attributed to Boortz, I can do no more. Still can't absolutely determine one way or the other if Neal made that statement, or, as said, if a caller did. If I hear anything, I will add a clarifying update to this post.

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