Way back in history, when all kinds of books were actually read and revered, author Richard Hofstadter burst forth in 1970 with a gem titled “The Idea of a Party System: The Rise of Legitimate Opposition in the United States 1780-1840” showing definitively that the Founding Fathers, to a man, had vehemently opposed political parties as antithetical to the new American experiment in self-government. They feared that party loyalties would subvert their government-limiting constitutional handiwork, what Ben Franklin famously referred to as “A republic, if you can keep it.”
Federalism, separated powers in co-equal branches, bi-cameral legislatures, judicial review, and frequent elections were all constitutional mechanisms aimed at decentralizing power; whereas party loyalty does the exact opposite, aka investing power in a centralized party authority no matter where the actors may fall in the constitutional scheme of things. In other words, the Founding Fathers foresaw the danger of the present Uniparty Deep State, where a preponderance of actors — journalists, politicians, judges, bureaucrats — serve a “woke” demoMarxoc-rat party agenda. Indeed, what fundamentally opposes the “woke” Uniparty agenda is the U.S. Constitution as originally intended, and patriots like Donald J. Trump.
No wonder “woke” demoMarxoc-rats want to destroy statues of Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers, even as they form a lynch mob in pursuit of President Trump.
In the throes of this day and age for example, We the (90 million+) People are more than entitled to wonder just what on GOD’s green earth IS the Republican Party? What does it promote? What is its platform? What leadership exists? It’s not leadership, it’s seniority. I.O.W’s, it’s the Peter Principle in politics. Historically, Republicans have at least feigned an interest in lower taxes, less government and more personal responsibility, coupled with private sector opportunity, which concepts like “subsidiarity” used to inform its policies. Recent history rebuts that premise.
Turns out, Republicans have also endangered prosperity and opportunity (and let’s get real “real” about who and what Mitch McConnell IS, for goodness’ sake!) by aiding and abetting foreign enemies like China, Mexico, et al., domestic enemies, like Blackrock, (gulp!) the whole of Wall Street and Big Corporate (not just Big Pharma) by happily “regulating” beyond its competence and its authority; that lot! (see, also, U.S. Constitution, Article I., Section 8, a limitation on Congress’ authority to regulate).
OBO#44’s dream of mandated individual health insurance purchases may not have survived his reign, but that failure to survive did not eliminate its tax burden on citizens. Mandated toxic injections are just a hop, skip and jump from other mandated purchases of OBO#44’s deathwatch, since it’s been completely foreseeable, with Republicans having intervened on behalf of ignominious multi-national corporations to CRUSH any competition and cover up their wrongdoing in exchange for dirty, filthy lucre. May they all get sent to hell in a frail basket of cow manure. PHEW!.
Dan Galernter, American Greatness: ‘The Coming Split’ …
What should we do when a majority of Republicans want Trump, but the Republican Party says we can’t have him?
Last week I wrote about Teddy Roosevelt and Donald Trump. My comparison wasn’t between the two men as presidents—though they had some similar personality traits—but between how the two men were treated by the Republican Party. The Republican Party of 1912 decided it would be better off renominating William Howard Taft, even though its voters would have preferred another Roosevelt term. The resulting split ushered in Woodrow Wilson and the first academic globalists, whose bright ideas laid the groundwork for a second world war on the eve of the conclusion of the first.
Of the three men who were candidates in 1912, Taft probably would have made the best president. Though TR took a muscular attitude towards American interests abroad, he eventually decided he had the power to lay claim to gigantic tracts of American land and to regulate the prices of private railroad tickets. His megalomania did substantial damage to individual liberty long before his cousin FDR had similar ideas.
Trump was the first president since Ronald Reagan (or some would argue, since earlier than that) who seemed to appreciate the dangers of unaccountable, unlimited, deep-state government. And I’m willing to bet he’d appreciate those dangers a lot more in a second term, having fallen victim to them himself in the 2020 election. [-]
[+] … But, despite the obvious differences, we’re heading for a 1912-repeat, in which the Republican Party ignores its own voters. The Republican machine has no intention of letting us choose Trump again: He is not a uniparty team player. They’d rather lose an election to the Democrats, their brothers in crime, than win with Trump.
That leads us to the inevitable question: What should we do when a majority of Republicans want Trump, but the Republican Party says we can’t have him? Do we knuckle under and vote for Ron DeSantis because he would be vastly better than any Democrat?
I say no, we don’t knuckle under. And I like DeSantis. I’d vote for him after Trump’s second term. But not before. [-]
[+] … If you ask me, Trump’s presidency was much more “American” than it was “Republican.” That’s why it was such a success and why so many of us loved it. Now, if the Republican Party thinks it’s not big enough for Trump, it’s not going to be big enough for me either.
Do I think Trump can win as a third-party candidate? No. Would I vote for him as a third-party candidate? Yes. Because I’m not interested in propping up this corrupt gravy-train any longer. Mitch McConnell says that “providing assistance for Ukrainians to defeat the Russians is the number one priority for the United States right now, according to most Republicans.” Most Republicans where? Inside his bank account?
There are not enough unprintable words in the dictionary to say everything that statements like McConnell’s conjure up in my mind. But here are a few he might understand: “I’m fed up. And I’m out.” [end]
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Congress purports itself having unlimited authority to regulate anything it wants on behalf of its client-donors. Take commerce for instance, if we mean a free exchange of goods and services at a bargained-for price between actors engaged in those transactions, there is no commerce! The Republicans are isolated, out-of-touch, and senile, etc., being also greedy and evil. That makes them equally condemn-able as demoMarxocrats.
Remember for instance the 1992 election during which the great Ross Perot was so alarmed about the hollowing out of American manufacturing and jobs that he coined the phrase “that giant sucking sound“, only to withdraw and make room for Corrupt Clinton/Bush era transferring our entire manufacturing base overseas! OUCH! Here’s a history lesson: 132 Republicans and 102 demoMarxocrats supported passage of NAFTA, with 43 Republicans and 156 Dems opposing it. We’ve all been living in a dream.
To all intents and purposes unfortunately, the nation really has but one active party – aka the “UniParty,” or “The American Communist Party.” It is one coin, painted red on one side and blue on the other, but fundamentally there is only one coin. They are opponents in name only. The coming split, take it or leave it?
And on that note, time for today’s MAGA Pill – Warrior-President Donald John Trump – MAGA! KAG!