I talk a lot about the Constitution and the importance of conservative values, but I rarely delve into the fray of politics. Even my painting “The Forgotten Man” is more about principle than politics. I watch what is happening and I hope with all my heart that someone will come along that will have what it takes to turn this country around…both economically and morally. But that would be naïve to expect that a single person could do this. The moral integrity required to save our country will not come from a single president. Actually, I think the president we elect is a reflection of our country’s moral situation. When Americans are apathetic about freedom and vote for a candidate by how much the government will give them; that is a dangerous road.
What will the next couple of years bring us? Although President Obama is now low in the polling numbers for popularity, he still has a fair chance to be reelected in 2012. Clinton faced a similar problem as he prepared to run for his second term. As you know, I lot of the outcome of the 2012 Election will be determined by how well the Republicans can rally behind a single candidate. This candidate will have to speak to the heart and soul of the American people. He must be a conservative, not a moderate like John McKane.
As I look at the coming nineteen months leading up to this crucial election, I feel that my purpose as an artist will be to wake up as many people to our situation as possible. Most people are visual learners and I want to express what I believe in a way that is clear and unmistakable. As Americans, we must protect our liberties as defined in the Constitution and make the kind of responsible choices that will guarantee a future for our children and grandchildren.
May God help us as we strive to rebuild this country.