BY: Ryan S. Walters @ryanswalters73 | Mississippi Conservative Daily

Is there anything Republicans will stand up and fight for?

As we said repeatedly during the Senate campaign last year, Establishment Republicans will not stand up and fight for the values we, as true conservatives, hold dear. It was time for new leadership in Washington DC, and we backed a great candidate in Chris McDaniel, a man committed to true conservatism and itching to fight back against the Establishment.

Instead, with the illicit campaign conducted by the Cochran folks, we sent Mr. Establishment back to Washington for a 7th term. And what have we gotten for our return (or, I should say, his return)? More of the same: Nothing.

I raise this issue once again because of the news out of Washington today. In two headlines, we see that Republicans are “retreating” and “caving” on two important issues – amnesty and net neutrality.

It’s quite interesting that Harry Reid, who no longer runs the US Senate, still acts as though he does, mainly because the Republican leadership is as weak we all knew they were. Senate Democrats are holding Homeland Security funding hostage as a way to safeguard Obama’s illegal amnesty order. Republicans sought to pass a funding bill for DHS but with a provision to overturn the President’s order. Reid won’t have it, McConnell surrendered in due time, and now it seems Boehner will as well.

On the issue of net neutrality, it seems that Obama’s FCC is going to do its part in the “transformation of America” by enacting new Internet rules, and Republicans seem to beretreating on that front too. Net neutrality is essentially a regulated Internet, turning what is now a bastion of free speech and fair play into a system full of rules and regulations.

If you own and operate a website, you may even need a license just like a TV or radio station. And all the rules and regulations, admits members of both the FCC and FEC, may also make the web’s speed much slower, something more along the lines of what they have in Europe. Service providers will also have the right to charge customers more if they want the fastest speeds.

As Rush Limbaugh rightly said today, “Net neutrality is as honest a name as is the Affordable Care Act, or as was the Fairness Doctrine.  It’s just the latest left-wing power grab.” One Republican FCC commissioner said the “future of the internet is at stake” with this plan.

Unbelievable isn’t it? Ted Cruz and Mike Lee desperately needed reinforcements in the Senate to stop this kind of stuff. How nice it would have been to have US Senator Chris McDaniel fighting for our freedoms in Washington.

Instead, we have, not one, but two Senators from Mississippi, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, who are the two biggest go-alongs in DC.

And all the while Obama’s transformation marches on!

One thing is for sure, I never EVER want to be in a foxhole with any of these Establishment Republicans! And if we don’t wake up soon, we won’t have a free country any longer!

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