Following Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s acceptance of a White House bribe in exchange for caving on the shutdown and debt ceiling, the Republican Party is now officially on life-support and has one year to live.
The Senator from Kentucky secured almost three billion dollars for a project to install locks on the Olmsted Dam; a project that is already running well over budget. To be sure, the project is an important one that should have been completed some time ago. The locks will ease pressure on the dam, which could prevent a potential catastrophic failure. The timing of this additional funding, however, seems far too convenient to ignore.
The partial shutdown of the federal government – which was orchestrated directly from the White House, according to author and former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein – is over and the Democrats have a green light to indefinitely increase the nation’s 17 trillion debt. President Obama and his party will now turn their attention to amnesty for the country’s 11 million or more illegal immigrants; ensuring that they will be able to vote in next year’s mid-term elections and, of course, in the 2016 presidential election. Should this happen, the United States will become an authoritarian, one-party state and the Republican Party will be official pronounced dead.
Not only does the Republican Party have one year to live, but the United States of America – as a Constitutional Republic – has the same life-expectancy. For those who believe in freedom, individual liberty and the rule of just law, secession or revolution will then be the only answer. Every sane person wishes to avoid these consequences but, at some point, a stand against tyranny has to be made.
The dinosaurs of the so-called Grand Old Party (GOP), John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell et al, have sold their souls in the name of self-preservation. Failure to authorize an increase in the debt ceiling did not avert economic disaster; only the President himself could have initiated a default. The US Treasury was capable of meeting the country’s obligations to its creditors without raising the debt ceiling. The President and his Progressive Party – formerly known as the Democratic Party – wanted only to continue buying the votes of the ignorant and the lazy; Progressives know that giving out ‘free’ stuff guarantees the loyalty of those who have neither the desire nor the mental capacity to think beyond the next potential winner of The Voice. Those who own, work and remain self-sufficient are their enemies and must be crushed.
Conservatives and Libertarians are now ready to abandon the GOP in droves. Indeed, they already have; Obama would never have become President if the American Right had turned out, in full force, to vote against him in 2008. The aforementioned Republisaurs are running scared from the Conservative resurgence; they view the new cadre of Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and others as fifth columnists. In the House of Representatives, South Carolina’s Trey Gowdy, along with a determined core of Conservative Republicans, struggle to preserve adherence to the limited-government principles of the Constitution. Waiting in the wings are a slew of potential elected representatives such as Mia Love of Utah, Florida’s Allen West- although it seems unclear if he will run again, after losing his seat to Patrick Murphy in what appeared to be a rigged election in 2012 – Matt Bevan of Kansas, Georgia’s Derrick Grayson, who is running for the Senate and a number of others.
The Republican Party is not yet in danger of being taken over by Conservatives, but – if enough are elected in 2014 – the party’s old guard will face a formidable and influential bloc which will curtail their pandering to the President. Whether or not the GOP can gain control of the Senate is still open to debate; their prospects for retaining their majority in the House are good. However, they are on course to lose that majority with the likes of McCain and McConnell waging a nasty campaign against the party’s Conservative wing. Such an eventuality will, likely, lead to a tragic turn of events in the US; a scale of unrest not seen since the Civil War which, after all, was really about a coalition of states rebelling against an overbearing federal government.
The Republican Party needs to come to terms with the diagnosis; it has one year to live and Constitutional Conservatism, with a strong Libertarian flavor, is the adrenalin shot which will revive it. The alternative is a continued march towards Marxist dictatorship; a political system that has never succeeded, economically, and one which has led to the deaths of more than 100 million people and the impoverishment of countless millions more.
An editorial by Graham J Noble