Rubio will not restore the old. It doesn’t work that way. The Beatles have landed and they landed Thursday at a filibuster by Kentucky Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulDems blast Trump plans for deep spending cuts Trump team prepares dramatic cuts Paul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy MORE. The generations do not change by scraping the moss off the geriatric set. They begin the world again; it is not a preservation league, it is metamorphosis. And Mitt Romney, like Jeb Bush, could not possibly understand.
Because they are not warriors. Romney is a man whose will is stronger than his faith. It is an enormous will but doesn’t know where to turn or when to stop. It is a will that destroys faith, destroys truth and blocks the path to new awakenings. It is a will that wears masks and drives relentlessly in the same direction and finds only sickness in “the returning and rest” that my Book of Common Prayer — the old contraband edition — claims will bring salvation.
And that is the lesson of being 66 for Romney, for Bill and Hillary. It is time to turn around for our own salvation, lest we remain despised at the end. For the disregarded and left behind, poisonous and vengeful after paying for the football themselves and restored the old athletic field out of their own pocket, always lead into the fatal end game.
The politics of Romney and Sens. John McCainJohn McCainTillerson met with top State official: report McCain ‘very concerned’ about Tillerson US democracy is in crisis. Trump voters must help us get past it. MORE (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham to vote for Trump’s EPA pick Tillerson met with top State official: report McCain ‘very concerned’ about Tillerson MORE (R-S.C.) is intramural sport; they are the Ford guys and the Chevy guys of a long Hamiltonian tradition of American nationalism and globalism. What Rand Paul, with Texas Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzCaitlyn Jenner to attend Trump inauguration: report Trump’s UN pick threads needle on Russia, NATO Haley slams United Nations, echoing Trump MORE, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, Utah Sen. Mike LeeMike LeePaul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy Right renews push for term limits as Trump takes power Conservatives press Trump on Supreme Court pick MORE, South Carolina Sen.Tim ScottTim ScottHaley slams United Nations, echoing Trump DeVos vows to be advocate for 'great' public schools Trump education pick to face Warren, Sanders MORE and a few others bring is a new vision that might be called — to coin a phrase — “Federalism.” Like Andrew Jackson, Rand Paul and company bring an awakening to the heartland. Like Jefferson, this new generation awakens again states rights, sound money and constitutional government. Or as the Daily Paul puts it more elegantly: “Peace. Gold. Liberty.”