The Republican Party And The Future Of The Country

star-parkerStar Parker offers her analysis of the Republican Party. My answer to her question regarding the viability of the Republican Party is an emphatic NO!

Sadly, my answer likely means a complete collapse of our economic system and maybe our form of government. There is not enough time left to form a third party and the country can only absorb so much damage from the poisonous Democrat philosophy. Democrats win on a policy of suicide.

The Republican core, desperate to remain relevant, try to run on Democrat light. What they don't realize is that Democrat light today was Democrat extreme only a few decades ago.  Republicans cannot compete by offering their own version of hemlock. To compete on this basis is deadly to the country. 

Both parties compete on turf where neither belongs and the Constitution forbids. If either had principles, the other party would soon become irrelevant. As it stands, neither does and the Democrats play the Socialism game better than Republicans. The short-term result is that the Republican Party is irrelevant. Long-term they likely cease to exist and so does the country. 

Does the Republican Party have a future?

By Star Parker

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The United States, from Day One, was a project about principles and ideals.

The superpower that emerged and grew from the handful of colonists that began settling here was not the product of where those colonists happened to land, but of the ideals and principles in their heads and hearts, applied in how they lived their lives.

The Republican Party was founded in 1854 to address one great blot on the nation's founding legacy: the existence of slavery in a nation founded under the ideal of freedom under God.

Runaway slave and self-educated abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass said, "I am a Republican, a black, dyed-in-the-wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress."

Douglass called Abraham Lincoln, America's first Republican president, "emphatically the black man's president."

When some 30 years ago I told the welfare officer not to bother showing up again at my home — when I decided that my own future would be based on the values of Scripture, work and personal responsibility — there was no doubt in my mind what party would become my political home.

The party of "freedom and progress," the party of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

But, as longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer once observed, "Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket."

It 's no mystery why the Republican Party is having a hard time today. No matter how hard you squint and try to discern the values of Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, or any values for that matter, in those now wielding the money and power at the top of the party, they've disappeared.

These establishment Republican leaders and operatives are not about ideals and values but business — their own business.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the latest estimate from the Congressional Budget Office is that unemployment will "remain above 7.5 percent through next year. That would make 2014 the sixth consecutive year with a jobless rate that high, the longest stretch of such elevated unemployment in 70 years."

Yet the Republican presidential candidate in 2012 could not defeat the current occupant of the White House.

In the party that is supposed to be about freedom and personal responsibility, party operatives want to blame everyone else for their own failures.

Worse, they want to pin it on candidates who actually take seriously the traditional values of their party.

Karl Rove would like to weed out candidates like former Missouri congressman Todd Akin.

Akin, defeated by Democrat incumbent Claire McCaskill in the Senate race in Missouri, was a six-term Republican congressman with a flawless conservative record.

For most of 2012, he was ahead of McCaskill in the polls. Then, in August, he expressed himself poorly in an interview about abortion. Despite his apologies and efforts to clarify himself, his own party abandoned him. 

McCaskill ran ads, over and over, showing the Republican's own candidate Mitt Romney questioning Akin's qualifications. This race could have been saved. But the party elite wasted not a second to dump Akin because they were not comfortable with his conservative values to begin with.

We're living in a deeply troubled country today. Americans are looking for answers, not a political class feathering its own nest.

There are tens of millions of conservative American patriots who seek an opposition party to represent their conviction that America will not get back on the path to strength and prosperity without restoration of freedom, limited government, free markets and traditional values.

Today's big question is whether the Republican Party is going to be that opposition party. If not, it is not conservative values and convictions that will be abandoned. It will be the Republican Party.

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6 Comments

  1. Monty – good post and good question.  A couple of years ago I disagreed with your pessimism on this and maybe even chastised you.  Sadly, now I agree. Star Parker is a highly gifted writer and thinker and has a pretty amazing biography.  She is one of many blacks with courage who speak the truth directly and against the tide of the 95%.  But the Facts here are not good.  There is just no evidence inside the Republican Party of any core convictions, beyond power and holding elected office.  The establishment mocks and disparages the Tea Party.  My only hope is that you are wrong that there is no time for a third party.  Crisis sometimes makes the seemingly possible happen, due to simple necessity.  And there seems to be a crisis coming.   

    I will take the opportunity Monty to again thank you for the great work you do trying to teach economics.  You do it well.

  2. In a word: BWHWHAHAHAHAHA

    <<Americans are looking for answers, not a political class feathering its own nest.>> Correction: Millions and millions of Americans are looking for a political class to feather their nest. And the One Party is united in doing everything (il)legal to provide, control and enslave.

    <<<Today's big question is whether the Republican Party is going to be that opposition party. If not, it is not conservative values and convictions that will be abandoned. It will be the Republican Party.>>

    Wrong (again): The "big questions" is How long before the Gravy Train derails? "Conservaive values"? When is the last time the GOP made a stand for "Conservative values"? Call Boehner and let us know date/time/issue/success rate.

    There are tens of millions of conservative American patriots who seek an opposition party to represent their conviction that America will not get back on the path to strength and prosperity without restoration of freedom, limited government, free markets and traditional values.

    Can we talk frankly? Is there a large speaking engagment or lucrative media position you're angling for, Ms Starr?  Because your comments above, when it comes to substance, have all the identifying characteristcs of a pealed balloon.

    And I type that with a due respect.

     

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