Otto Scott (1918– 2006) is credited for coining the phrase “the silent majority,” that was later made popular by President Richard Nixon. Scott wrote a speech for the CEO of Ashland Oil, “The Silent Majority,” that was delivered to the Chicago Men’s Club May 23, 1968. Scott was a journalist and author of corporate histories who also wrote biographies on notable figures such as the abolitionist John Brown, James I of England, and Robespierre.
There has been a majority of people in America who are sound thinkers and live a relatively virtuous life. They’ve been incensed at what politicians, educators, social theories, bureaucrats, and entertainers have done to America. These activists were not silent, and they weren’t a majority, but they have been in charge.
These Wormwoods deserve credit for what they have been able to pull off right before our eyes.
We assumed that our majority status would be enough. It wasn’t. Many have given up. Others have dropped out of the process arguing that there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the Democrats and Republicans. Still others have bought into the belief that we are controlled by a cabal of secret conspiracists that control everything and everyone.
The Silent Majority is beginning to speak up and it feels good to them. Of course, hearing others with the same message speak up gives them confidence. Liberals have always feared a revolt of the masses. Liberals have always counted on conservative disenchantment that anything can ever be changed.
The Chick-fil-A Day of Appreciation scared the hell out of a lot of liberals. If you saw the open mouths of the judges who watched McKayla Maroney stick her nearly perfect vault in the women’s gymnastics competition at the Olympics, you get the idea. It was a look of shock and disbelief.
The Tea Party also scares liberals. That’s why they and establishment Republicans have been proclaiming the movement’s early demise. In the spirit of Mark Twain, “Reports of the Tea Party’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.”
Election victories in Wisconsin, Indiana, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri show that the Tea Party is alive and well. The election in Kansas has not received a lot of attention, but the results are staggering.
In Tuesday’s primary, Tea Party activists ousted seven GOP incumbent moderate state senators. “An eighth, Senate President Steve Morris, a moderate Hugoton Republican, trailed his conservative opponent, likely marking the end of Morris’ 20-year career as a legislator.” This is after the so-called moderates outspent their more conservative opponents 3 to 1. Even getting the backing of the teachers’ union couldn’t win it for the establishment Republicans.
There have been a few smaller victories that are encouraging as this article from LifeSite News shows:
The owner of a cake shop in Lakewood, Colorado said that, following a refusal to provide a wedding cake for a homosexual couple his business has more than doubled.
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, told local media that this wasn’t the first time he had turned away homosexuals seeking wedding cakes, but it is the first time his stand for Christian principles has resulted in so much media attention and some death threats.
Phillips explained that since 1993 the family owned and operated business has refused about half-a-dozen requests for same-sex wedding cakes. However, on Sunday he said he was forced to call police because of several death threats over the latest refusal.
To Liberals, conservatives who stand up and speak up for what they believe is like the rising Sun on Dracula who wasn’t able to get back into the darkness of his coffin in time. It turns them to dust. Let’s have more of it.