Confessions of a former Republicrat
As an American I can say that I have never felt more optimistic about this great nation. The reason quite simply is that for the first time in my life I am watching an entire nation beginning to understand who we are and what it really means to be an American.
We live in a nation controlled by two groups of political tyrants...
- Democrats, who are nothing more than neo-communists who prefer labels such as "progressive" and "liberal", but make no mistake my most cherished readers, they are neo-communists dressed up in red, white and blue.
- Republicans, who are nothing more than hyper-capitalists who refuse to acknowledge corporate tyranny in the name of freedom, but with an authoritarian moral bend.
According to a March 2008 Pew Research Poll the political landscape of America is as follows...
- Democrat: 36%
- Republican: 27%
- Independent: 37%
That was of course before the 2008 election and heavily influenced by the unpopularity of President Bush among Independents in particular, however given the fact that President Obama won by a relatively razor thin margin of 53% (Bush won with 52% in 2004), it is quite evident that Independents are who makes or breaks political movements.
Another morsel that can be derived from these figures is the fact that if you consider President Bush's popularity in 2008 (where 71 percent of the American public disapproved of how Bush is handling his job as president), it is clear that the 37% majority of Independent voters are in fact generally right leaning and conservative.
So what does this leave us with?
With the recent and loud political anger being leveled on our Representatives in government, it appears as though the old school models of political dynasties have come to an abrupt end as the message is being sent to Washington loudly and clearly that we the people are fed up with the American political establishment. In Tea Parties and Town Hall protests across this nation, we are finally beginning to understand what America was supposed to be.
In my last article "House Democrats threaten health insurance executives", I had an exchange with one of my commenters that is worth looking at more deeply...
158 wrote: "Democrats are not willing to listen to other opinions."
I responded: "Arlen Specter was willing to listen to others and he's a Democrat (now). I used to be a card carrying Republican, and although I disagreed with Specter using public funds to get re-elected as a Republican and then turn around and tip the balance of power in the Senate, I applaud him for standing in front of the people he represents regardless of the hostility he was sure to face. It's why I put that particular video in the article.
I am now and will always be from now on, a non-card/non-carrying Independent with conservative values and a Libertarian approach to the federal government. That being said I believe that the local communities in which we live and the states respectively have the duty and obligation to it's citizens to provide the services that the people of that state or township/city desire. The role of the federal government is supposed to be "we the people's" defense against tyranny domestically and abroad. The limitations of power of the federal government were clearly defined in our Constitution, and sadly we have allowed ourselves to allow it (the federal government) to over-arch it's power one teaspoon at a time in the name of siding with either hyper-capitalism (Republicans) or neo-communism (Democrats). It's not what our government was ever designed to be, and we are to blame for the current state of affairs because we allowed it to happen."
If you haven't watched the video clip posted with this article I encourage you take a moment and listen carefully to both what the woman said, but also how the crowd reacted to what she said. Clearly, a lot of people in that crowd were thrilled to finally hear someone raise the issue of how far we have gotten away from the Constitutional Republic we were founded as.
I believe that we are at the cusp of a political revolution in America, and it is one where we will witness the rejection both neo-communism being suggested by liberal Democrats, and business as usual in regards to "just taking what big business shoves up our collective tail-pipes" by Republicans.
We are entering an era of a political awakening of the long scoffed at Libertarian principles that our country was founded under and for. It appears as though the almost comical nature of the Libertarian Party of the past is finally being taken more seriously, as more serious people, we the people, are showing all of these clowns to door.
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