The Republican Party has its share of scary Statists, warmongering Senators, corrupt Congressmen, and corporatist authoritarian political operatives. However, they are only a small majority in the Republican Party. They also have very little support amongst the Republican Base (i.e. people who vote Republican in consecutive elections). The Democrat Party, on the other hand, has gone full Statist – authoritarian to their core. The Blue Dog, conservative, Democrats were thrown out of office after the Democrat Party pushed Obamacare on the nation. Now, the Democrats have only liberal progressives in power.
Libertarians, Conservatives, and Constitutionalists looking to the Republican Party for leadership and representation are rightfully disappointed, but retreat isn’t an option. There are dozens of outstanding Republican politicians working in the House of Representatives, in the Senate, in Governor’s Mansions, in State Houses and Senates, and locally in your county governments.
Many of these public officials face the most brutal scrutiny, the displeasure of their colleagues, perpetual primary challenges from the establishment and from national corporate interests like Wall Street and the Chamber of Commerce. Despite all of this, they haven’t given up. In fact, three United States Senators are running for President, airing conservative and constitutionalist ideas in the debates (when the moderators allow it).
As long as Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, as well as Ben Sass, Tim Scott, Jeff Sessions, and Marco Rubio are in the Senate, can we justify giving up on the Republican Party? These Senators are a powerful minority. For once, we aren’t faced with the most liberal Republicans in the Senate running for President. We’re faced with the most conservative and constitutionalist Republicans in the Senate running for President. That’s a huge victory! Enjoy it and rally behind them.
As long as Justin Amash, Thomas Massie, Dave Brat, Tim Huelskamp, Gary Palmer, Louie Gohmert, Jeff Duncan, Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows, and others are fighting for us in the House of Representatives, how can we give up, throw our arms up, and give our government over to the corrupt? These men were all elected to represent us in Congress, so there must be reason to hope.
We’ve got great Governors and Delegates and State Senators all over America (which is why we should be considering a Convention of the States to propose Amendments). How can we throw up our hands and condemn the Republican Party as being lost when there are still so many people fighting desperately to save it?
Giving up is easy. Getting behind a radical “right-wing” authoritarian like Donald Trump is easy. Refusing to vote is easy.
We’ve been losing our government and our freedoms since Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, since Hubert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt. We’ve been on the wrong path for well over one hundred years and so what? We watched the Reagan Revolution fail. Still, we got decades of prosperity! We watched the TEA Party fail, but we robbed the Democrats of the House and the Senate. Republicans own most of the Governors mansions.
It’s not all bad and we aren’t losing all battles and all of our lives would be a hell of a lot worse if it wasn’t for the Republican Party.
I’m not asking anyone to believe that the Republican Party is great. I’m not asking anyone to trade in truth for rose colored glasses. I am asking you not to ignore the incontrovertible fact that the Republican Party remains the only thing standing between the American People and total tyranny. I’m reminding you that the Republican Party has dozens of patriots in elective office fighting for us every day, despite the fact that they can’t get rich doing it.
The Republican Party can still be good, but it needs you, my conservative, constitutionalist, and libertarian friends. Without you it’ll die. Do not accept the weak and pathetic idea that change should happen quickly. Leave that foolishness to the Obama voters and the authoritarians and their five year plans. We have a century long fight before us and we’re just getting started. Don’t give up just because you couldn’t undo one hundred and thirty years of damage in a decade.
“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated” Paine.
Don’t forget that. We’ve miles to go before we sleep.