Are We Watching Conservative Republicanism Die?

I’m beginning to think the liberals and the media (but, as some would say, I repeat myself) have finally won.  Or, perhaps, are about to.  When I look at polls, when I listen to people talk (both of which are horrible, horrible methods with which to gain information — and I understand that) it seems people actually want the government to do their thinking for them.  They want the government to deny them liberty and force charity, or health insurance, or social security — or whatever.  They are truly beginning to believe that the average citizen, perhaps, shouldn’t be trusted with weapons — Second Amendment be damned.

This is what happens when you stop thinking with your brain.

What’s been really demoralizing to me personally is that this disease of liberal stupidity (to risk being redundant again) is striking in the Republican party — even harder than in the past.  I’m demoralized because, frankly, I don’t have the strength to start a new party which will stick to Goldwater conservative principles, the Constitution — and not force us to retreat from a war that we’re winning.

For example, as we move along in the primaries, we start looking at what sort of impact the Republican candidates are going to have in New Hampshire.  Why?  More importantly, why would conservatives wish to use a traditionally blue state (in which even many of the Republicans are liberal) to gauge the outcome of the Republican ballot?  Fred(!) Thompson has wisely chosen to skip this state altogether and move along to SC.  Why?  Simply put, because that’s when the Republican race begins.  I’m not going to harp on this point — Limbaugh touched on it today, and better than I could.

My point is that the Republican party seems to be under the impression that pandering to the Left, that producing a liberal candidate and winning the election is, in fact, winning.  Folks, I’m here to tell you, giving up liberty is not winning.  Period. 

Allowing the government to have any control over your personal life, including whether or not you and your family are covered by health insurance, is a loss of liberty.

Allowing your tax dollars to subsidize abortion, welfare, amnesty (even in the form of educational aid) or whatever, instead of those thing for which the federal government was actually formed is, in fact, loss of liberty.

And for what, Republicans?  To get a president with the (R) next to his name?  What good will that do, if the choice simply brings us further down the Left, after all?  Just what the hell is the point of having a Republican president if he governs like a Democrat?

I’ll close with words of wisdom from Fred Thompson.  “I believe conservatives beat liberals only when they challenge their outdated positions — not embrace them.”


5 Responses to “Are We Watching Conservative Republicanism Die?”

  1. Joe Average American Says:

    The problem the conservatives are facing are several fold. The biggest thing is too many legislators have got caught with their fingers in the cookie jars. They were weakened by this as they were rightly embarrassed, since their phoenix like rise was a pledge to clean up government. And this weakened condition has created a state of conservative leadership confusion across the board that has allowed the liberals to propagandize the war on terror into a losing board game for conservatives. At this point the conservatives look like hypocrites. They have also allowed themselves to get caught doing unmentionable acts such as slow reaction times to crisis like the veteran hospital problems and inferior military gear early in the war. these were bi-partisan problems but the conservatives got hammered with the blame because this was supposed to be their strength and they were still trying to protect their own asses from all the scandals instead of just publicly addressing the problems and forcing liberals to accept their part of the fiascoes. And now that they are weakened it makes it easier to make them look like chumps on typical feel good legislation like government controlled healthcare and taxes. The only way to win is too come up with more sensible ideas that combat the European socialism that the liberals want to impose. Currently no Republicans are coming close to that except Huckabee and Romney. This battle will not be won by staying with the standard conservative lines. Too many people are mad and looking for reform, thus the winner will be the Reform candidate that most pleases the people. The only way to win is compromise enough until power can be regained and then the course can be slowly altered away from European Socialism.

  2. I disagree. Compromise right now only takes us further down the road. I’m quickly becoming convinced that the road to change is through dialogue. We need to get the message out to people. Suffering fools (like Huckabee) is not the way to do it.

  3. fisticmystic Says:

    Huckabee is conservative in all the important ways, and he can win. Don’t believe it when people tell you he’s a liberal – read up and believe your own eyes, instead.

  4. what do you think of dominion theology?

    what is mike huckabee’s position given he co-authored a book with George Grant?

  5. Fistic — In fact, I have checked the facts for myself. Huckabee raised taxes. He did cut them 91 times, but there was net increase. You can cut them a thousand times, but if there’s a net tax increase, it is what it is.

    Huck also advocated using taxpayer money for the children of illegal immigrants to go to college. You can pin whatever title you want on it — it doesn’t change the basic facts. Any kind of reward for illegal behavior (which includes illegal immigration) only encourages it. And sends the wrong message to people going about immigration the right way.

    His insistence on the windmill tilting that is the fair tax is also, while techincally a “conservative” position, going to be more trouble than it’s worth. Which is a blog for another time (soon, in fact — I’m working on it now).

    Huckabee, for the most part, is conservative in a couple ways — not enough of them to get us back out of the liberal quagmire of increased entitlement spending and floundering social security — and certainly not “all the important ways.”

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