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Myths about the Republican Party

Posted by Jesse on December 4, 2007

For an even more detailed follow-up to this subject see Jude Blanchette’s:
What Libertarians and Conservatives Say About Each Other

Harry Browne’s conclusion in this article.
Myth: “Just because the Republican Party isn’t everything we want it to be is no excuse to quit. We must stay engaged and fight to ensure the party remains conservative.”

Truth: Republicans excuse their failings by saying we must elect more conservatives. In the 1950s, when Republican President Dwight Eisenhower set up the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and other Democratic-style monstrosities, Republicans said, “We must elect more conservatives.” When Republican Richard Nixon imposed wage and price controls, the EPA, and dozens of other new big-government programs, Republican stalwarts said, “We must elect more conservatives.”

When the quintessential conservative Ronald Reagan, aided by a Republican Senate, never proposed to reduce the size of government by even a single dollar, and as the federal government grew by two thirds in eight years, we were told “We must elect more conservatives.”

So for 45 years Republicans have been saying that all will be well as soon as we elect more conservatives. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait another 45 years.

Republican politicians are power-junkies — just as Democrats are. And the “enablers” are those who permit them to indulge their addiction to power — finding excuses for every life the Republicans wreck with big government.

If you don’t want your vote to count, continue voting Democratic or Republican — rewarding the politicians for stealing more of your money and more of your freedom. If you want your vote to mean something, send a message in 2000: vote Libertarian and hope the Libertarians get 10-15 percent of the vote.

That will reform the Republican and Democratic parties faster than the election of a thousand conservatives.

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2 Responses to “Myths about the Republican Party”

  1. The Libetarian Party has managed to recruit a good candidate this year in Wayne Root. He could get millions of votes. Certainly influence the election outcome.

    But if Rudy gets the GOP nod, they’ll be less incentive to vote Libertarian, since he leans libertarian.

    We’ll see?

  2. Jesse said

    “My political career began in 1964 at age 3 when I handed out campaign literature for Barry Goldwater in my father’s arms in Mt. Vernon, New York. Barry Goldwater is my hero and mentor. I pledge to carry on Barry’s vision. I pledge that if elected, my first act is to give the power back to the people. It’s your tax money, it’s your government. I plan to return it to you!”

    –Wayne Allyn Root

    It’s a shame Mr Goldwater isn’t around to give his two cents. His son has endorsed Ron Paul.
    http://www.ronpaul2008.com/press-releases/45/ron-paul-endorsed-by-barry-goldwater-jr/

    “America is at a crossroads,” said Mr. Goldwater. “We have begun to stray from our traditions and must get back to what has made us the greatest nation on earth or we will lose much of the freedom we hold dear. Ron Paul stands above all of the other candidates in his commitment to liberty and to America.”

    “Leading America is difficult, and I know Ron Paul is the man for the job,” he added.

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