I will not betray you ! This is what I want to hear from every political candidate.
I think it is important to define what I mean by "Political Betrayal". This is extremely important cadre that we will be building around.
Merriam Webster Dictionary: has several different definitions of betrayal: To lead astray, to deliver to the enemy, to fail or desert in time of need, to disclose in violation of confidence and intentional falsehoods.
As you can quickly see here, the biggest qualifier for betrayal is the intent of deception. Too many times what people take as betrayal is in reality nothing more than disagreement. Disagreement is not betrayal. With disagreement a difference of opinion is usually how, where, when and with whom. In betrayal the difference is in core beliefs and deceitful falsehoods.
If a man or a woman tells me that they support our Second Amendment and then votes on a Bill that limits the ownership of assault style weapons or fully automatic weapons because that same bill allowed for assitance to grade schools or some other worthwhile cause; that is still betrayal. They swore to defend the Constitution above all else, and now they have sold it out for something else. When defending the Constitution we can not give an inch. Politicians are either following the Constitution or they are not. Cut and dry.
Not to be confused with betrayal (and deserves respect on our part) is the person in office that is working on our common goals, but they are doing it on their own how, where, when and with whom. Building their forces, waiting for the right opportunity to make it happen effectively, working at gathering support within the community, and maybe even weaning our citizenship from tyranny and brainwashing. Sometimes too much too fast can be frightening to folks who do not understand FREEDOM.
To use a euphemism, let's look at a possible scenario of two friends going to political rallies. If one friend tells another that they support their friend, but can't make it to the rally, and then drives to a rally for an opposing group, and tells that group what his friends group is planning. This is betrayal. But if one person takes a different route than their friend and they both show up at the same rally, that is not betrayal. They both went to the same rally as agreed upon, they just had a difference of opinion on how to get there. This seems obvious to most, but to many it is not. We do not have to agree 100% on how to do things to agree on what needs to be done.
What we are looking for, and have the right to expect, are candidates and political leadership that will not stab us and our causes in the back. Our support must go to people that will not betray us, even for what they think is a "compromise or trade-off". Betrayal by any other name is still betrayal.
If you always do what you've always done. You'll always have what you've always had !