The time is right for conservative Republicans to construct a new multi-racial majority around economic freedom and limited government
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The country that we grew up in is pretty much gone and it’s not coming back.
The receivers of “stuff” now call the tune. The “takers” have won; the “givers” will forever be excoriated for now not giving enough. We are marching inexorably to a Greek future with long-term unemployment, a stagnant economy, and ever-increasing debt.
The country has chosen to re-elect Barack Obama, who vilifies successful people and accuses them of not doing their fair share. Obama tells his people that they are victims of a system that is stacked against them and only government can make the difference. The mega-wealthy vote for Obama too because they believe they have so much money that no matter what happens they will be OK, as long as capital gains rates remain low and their inherited wealth is protected. The super rich don’t realize that they too will eventually be targeted by Obama and the kleptocrats, who push their agenda of communist takeover with ever faster rapidity. We already have a three of the 10 planks of the Communist Party: a Central Bank, government control of schools, and a graduated income tax; confiscation of property and abolition of inheritance rights can’t be far behind.
At this point, one would have to be completely naïve to believe that Obama’s policies are misguided or are out of ignorance; rather they are designed for one thing and one thing only: to bring down the United States as a world power and to redistribute wealth. In the end, what the election showed is that 40 to 45 percent of voters also want the end of the United States, and the other 6 percent to 11 percent that voted for Obama are the remaining useful idiots, uniformed about anything and everything.
In 2008, we woke up after Election Day to realize that George W. Bush’s reckless spending policies – which included never vetoing one spending bill in eight years as president – had completely destroyed the Republican Party. On the day after the presidential election this year, we woke up to realize that not enough people “Believe in America,” the Romney slogan, to fight for the country, much less die for the country.
The country is pretty much over and it’s not coming back.
The main, only sane thing to do now is to have conservatives leave the Republican Party once and for all so that the Grand Old Party, with its Peggy Noonans and other establishment types, can die the death that the party so richly deserves. That doesn’t mean we should “lean forward” for Obama and accept Obamism, but we conservatives should no longer exercise our beliefs as Americans inside the Republican Party.
I for one am leaving the Republican Party and will be changing my political affiliation to Independent. We have to start over. It just so happens that I live in a Blue State, New Jersey, and so my vote for the Republican Party does not even matter or count for anything. I’m not going to support Chris Christie for governor either just because he is a Republican, not after he hugged Obama and effusively praised the president during the recent mega-storm Sandy that struck New Jersey and the New York City area. For kowtowing to Obama, Christie has guaranteed his re-election defeat as the conservative base will assuredly abandon him, just like it did in Pennsylvania, when Rick Santorum supported the late Arlen Specter over conservative Pat Toomey in a Republican primary. As they say out West, what goes around, comes around, Governor Christie.
The only way at this point to succeed is to organize around grass-roots issues, and take a 25 to 50 year perspective, rather than winning the next election cycle. To my understanding, FreedomWorks, the Washington, DC, pro-liberty organization advocates for this approach. We conservatives must find the issues that can rally more people and eventually voters to the cause of liberty.
As for me, my issue will be school choice, providing parents with the resources they need to send their children to the schools of their choice to improve education and curtail liberal indoctrination of children in government schools.
For somebody else, it might be raising the voting age from 18 to 20, so that we don’t have meathead teen-agers voting. If they can agree, we’ll lower the drinking age back to 18 as part of the deal.
For others, it might be ending the direct election of United States senators and returning that responsibility to state legislatures, which are closer to the people and which will end the need to spend millions of dollars on these campaigns.
For others, it might be supporting pro-life candidates or at least returning the subject of abortion to the individual states.
For still others, it might be supporting a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
For even others, it might be lower property or income taxes, or even auditing the Federal Reserve Bank.
For even others, it might be permanent welfare reform, slowing the growth of entitlement programs, and ending collective bargaining for government employees and having them pay their fair share of their own health care and retirement programs, up to and including eliminating pensions and transitioning to 401k-type plans.
And finally, for others, it might mean securing all our borders and making sure that immigration is orderly before talking about amnesty for people already here illegally.
White-male hegemony and dominance of our culture will survive somewhat longer in the United States, thanks to a fantastic head start. However, limited government and economic freedom are going to need more adherents to remain viable principles for the country.
The Republicans are complicit in the worship of the state, what we call Statism, and Statism is the enemy, and therefore we need an anti-Statist Party. Due to its history of alignment with government and the destruction of its brand by a relentless negative media, the Republican Party can only delay full implementation of Statism, but cannot stop or defeat it. Now that the Republican Party has lost another national election with an Establishment Republican as its standard bearer, it should be obvious to everyone that the Republican Party cannot achieve what we conservatives want to achieve, and that’s limited government so we can remain free. That’s what I want and I think we conservatives deserve as our heritage.
Unfortunately it looks like things are going to have to get a lot worse before they get any better. What could happen is that the Democrats being especially craven might implode themselves. In the meantime, we must become friendly with our friends and build our own pro-liberty alliances. The time is right for conservative Republicans to construct a new multi-racial majority around economic freedom and limited government. Let’s be honest, Ronald Reagan could no longer get elected president in 2012 due to the changing demographics of the country. It’s sad, but true and we conservatives, at least this one, have to move in a new direction.