Misplaced Notion of Party Loyalty
By Scott Rohter, January 20
Can you handle the truth? Well here it is! Under no circumstances would I ever support a Republican candidate for President who describes himself as a “Real Politick” Wilsonian. Newt Gingrich is just such a man. He views the Constitution as an impediment and an obstacle to overcome. He is someone who agrees with Alvin Toffler’s crazy progressive ideas about a new world civilization. I won’t vote for a progressive just because he happens to be a registered Republican, or because he might be one step better than an outright Marxist! That is what Newt Gingrich is… He is a progressive New World Order Republican, and as such he is only one step better than an outright Marxist!
Liberals and progressives have been monopolizing both branches of the same political Party and through them our country for most of the 20th Century. They are strangling the Republican Party right now with the cockamamie idea that a progressive Republican is somehow better than a progressive Democrat. The truth is that all progressives are equally bad for the long term survival of our Republic, and for the continued prospect for freedom in America!
Progressive ideology is the prima fascia reason that the United States is in the mess that it’s in! There are no shades or gradients of evil when it comes to those who would take away our precious freedom, and replace it with some form of government controlled entitlement society, complete with cradle to grave handouts! All such supposedly progressive ideas are bad! There is nothing actually forward looking about them at all. They are all incremental steps backward in history, to a time and a place when people were less free, and government was more powerful… Franklin Roosevelt expressed it best when he said, “If you give up freedom for a little security, then you don’t deserve either, [and you will probably lose both]!” Reprisal by editor.
I am a conservative. Conservatives believe in limited government. The reason we believe in limited government is because all governments tend to become corrupt over time. Our Founding Fathers experienced this first hand and they knew it full well. That is why they designed a Constitution whose main purpose was to restrict the reach of the Federal Government. And they did this by dividing the defined powers between three branches of government, and instituting checks and balances so that no one branch of government could become too powerful. Furthermore, in the Bill of Rights, which was one of the first official acts of Congress, they did not limit the rights of the people, but they did seriously limit the powers of the Federal Government. ( See 9th and 10th Amendments.)
James Madison wrote, “In designing a government, the great difficulty is this: You must first empower the government to control the governed, and then in the very next step, you must oblige it to control itself.” (from the Federalist Papers #51). That’s why one of the very first acts of Congress was to pass the first ten amendments to the Constitution, to define the rights of the people, and to limit the powers of the central government. There is little wonder why they chose the number ten. It was in obvious deference to the Ten Commandments, and with an eye to tradition, something that Newt Gingrich only pays lip service to! “The purpose of government is to secure our unalienable God given rights. Whenever any government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it…[in fact] it is their solemn duty to throw off such a government” (from the Declaration of Independence.
As a conservative my loyalty is first to the Constitution, and to the Republic for which it was written, and in the way it was originally intended, with just a few notable exceptions, such as freeing the slaves, and giving women the right to vote! My Republican Party affiliation is a distant second place. What about you? Can you handle the truth? Do you have any children? Are you the parents of a young teenage son or daughter? Well if you are, then you should be a lot more concerned about the future that they will inherit, if we don’t get this Federal Debt under control and stop the leftward slide of our country, than some Misplaced Notion of Party Loyalty.