Skip to comments.It's Time for Conservatives to Dump the GOP!
Posted on 05/02/2008 8:53:16 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
Its Time for Conservatives to Dump the GOP!
Don Boys, Ph.D.
It is time for Christians and Conservatives (not always the same) to run from the Republican Party as if their hair is on fire. How much longer will principled people pretend that the GOP takes a principled stand?
Some background: Every member of my family in West Virginia was a Democrat, but when I turned 18, I wanted to vote for Ike, so I registered as a Republican and have generally voted for them most of my lifeuntil recently.
When I was administrator of a large Christian school in Indianapolis , I was asked to run for the Indiana House of Representatives and did so as a Reagan Republican in the late 70s. To everyones surprise, I was elected and served in the House that was divided 51 Republicans to 49 Democrats. Moreover, the GOP had the governors office. To the chagrin of fellow Republicans, I voted with the Democrats whenever I thought they were rightnot too often but enough to anger GOP leaders.
Some Republican friends thought I was not a good Republican because the Party Caucus could not count on my vote, but I did exactly as I promised to do during my election campaign which was a reason party bigwigs did not support me.
I have worked for other Republican candidates, given to the Party, and even worked to help elect Republicans. Since living in Georgia , I helped a neighbor get re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives. He beat a liberal challenger only by a few votes.
As a weary former Republican, I dont want to be identified with Republicans. My reasons are legion.
I am weary of sending people to represent me only to find them moving to the left upon their arrival in Washington . Have you noticed that conservatives usually move to the left (a la Orrin Hatch, et al.) but liberals never move to the right? Conservatives convert to Liberalism not because Liberals are right but because Conservatives get infected with Potomac Fever, i.e. they like the Washington Post writing how they are flexible, open-minded, and they enjoy being on the cocktail circuit lists that are closed to Conservatives.
I am weary of politicians who are so enamored with their positions that they will compromise any principle to stay in office.
I am weary of hearing GOP leaders talk about the big tent accommodating perverts, baby killers, etc., then hearing those leaders ridicule the Christian right. How much longer will we put up with such uncivil, unreasonable, and unfair treatment? Even a dumb dog can tell the difference in being kicked around and being stumbled over. Republican leaders have used Christians and conservatives long enough.
I am weary of having Republicans buckle under to liberal threats. The two parties are supposed to have different philosophies, resulting in confrontation, conflict, and sometimes combat. However, Republicans have forgotten how to fight. They are wimps, not warriors.
I am weary of Republicans talking incessantly about big government as they consistently, constantly enlarge government seeking to provide for every need of seniors, minorities, perverts, etc.
I am weary of hordes of undesirables invading our porous borders threatening our culture, language, economy, health system, educational system, and general way of life.
I am weary of Republicans continuing to fund the National Endowment for the Arts when it promotes perversion, blasphemy, but mainly, bad art! Even if it were good art, even noble art, the government has no Constitutional authorization to fund it. If artists cant sell their art then let them flip hamburgers.
I am weary of Republicans who keep throwing dollars into the rat hole of public education. Isnt it about time to realize that public education is not only a failure, but a farce and a fraud? It is time to let it fall like a rotten apple. It is time for the feds and the states to get out of the education business, a business that went bankrupt many years ago.
I am weary of Republicans, even Conservatives, who talk of reforming welfare when it should be abolished! Leave it to the communities, counties, and townships to help at their own expense the uneducated, the unfortunate, and the unemployed.
I am weary of Republicans who think they have a constitutional mandate to spread democracy to the Muslim world where they have no conception of freedom. Besides the U.S. has no constitutional, moral, or legal mandate to spread democracy.
I am weary of Republicans who pander to perverts to raise funds (and votes) or to show how they have grown since being elected to office.
I am weary of Republicans who keep voting for pork projects in their districts while they criticize other politicians who want pork for their own districts. Stop bringing home the bacon.
I am weary of Republicans who think government is the answer to all problems and with the zeal of Muslim fanatics seek to solve everyones problems.
I am weary of Republicans who roll over for liberals and spend money as if it were their own. Maybe thats the problem: they think it is their own! But maybe its not real money to them. It has become just numbers on paper that are mind numbingso they are mind numbed.
I am weary of Republicans promoting Clinton s warmed-over health plan that would push us toward socialized medicine. Government has no Constitutional authority to be involved in health and for Americans to think they have a right to government-funded health care is undependable, unworkable, and undisputed socialism.
I am weary of mushy-brained liberal Republicans telling me that I am a non-thinking bigot for being critical of their grandiose, discredited schemes. After all, for a liberal to call a Christian/Conservative a bigot is like a skunk accusing a rabbit of having bad breath.
Some will say dumping Republicans will help put people in office who are even more liberal than now. Could be, but that is Gods problem! We are told that we must vote for the lesser of the two evils, but it is still an evil! I will vote for principled people and leave the results to God. After all, He puts on the throne his choice and if he wants to inflict America with the likes of McCain, a female Clinton, or Obama then we will have to live with it. But I will no longer vote for such people.
I will try to vote for people who use the formula I used when I was in politics. Before voting on any bill I asked: Is it Constitutional? Is it Biblical? Is the proposed law really necessary? Do we need it at this time? Can we afford to pay for the new law? Will it expand government or erode personal freedom? That formula would sure eliminate most legislation.
Moreover, I will never vote for any politician who believes it is ever right to butcher unborn babies.
So, goodbye GOP. I predict that millions of others will also leave the fold because of arcane, arrogant, and asinine policies and because of politicians who are more interested in honors of office than being honorable in office.
Copyright 2008, Don Boys, Ph.D.
(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives, author of 13 books, frequent guest on television and radio talk shows, and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years His most recent book is ISLAM: America 's Trojan Horse! His websites are www.cstnews.com and www.Muslimfact.com. His column goes to over 11,000 newspapers, television and radio stations.)
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Having given what energies and time I have had, it is time for me to no longer take part in the decay of the elephant’s carcass.
I live in New Mexico, where Republicans have no political ignition point, and where ‘activism’ consists of coming out of the woodwork every four years to vote to continue the lifetime incumbancies of the NM self-servants.
Conservatives can still thwart this double-bind/ squeeze play/ Catch-22 of either an open borders RINO or a Democrat by forcingvia grassroots pressuretheir Electoral College REPRESENTATIVES to vote for a write-in candidate like Duncan Hunter.
We cannot let the Liberals destroy the Electoral College by secedingor let ourselves feel so desperate that we are willing to do it ourselves. The Constitutional Republic must be preserved.
The time for the PRESSURE of the POPULAR VOTE is coming soon, far before November and in advance of the RNC Convention.
The Liberals dont have near the power over the entire process they wantor want us to believe.
And meanwhile, some prayer and fasting isnt at all a bad idea.
Like any of what you say is REALLY going to happen. I would definitely love for Duncan Hunter to be the replacement POTUS candidate for the GOP, but then reality takes over again with the three remaining socialist candidates for POTUS as the only MAJOR candidates still running for POTUS in ‘08. Sigh.
Buh bye. Don’t let the door hit ya.
Start practicing bowing to Mecca, then. Because that will be the consequence if der Hildebeast or Barack Hussein are elected.
Which reminds me, I need to send Ross Perot a thank-you card for convincing enough idiots like you to give us Bill Clinton. That worked out real well, didn’t it.
The correct thing to do: do your best to get the best candidate nominated. Then do your best to see that the worst candidate gets defeated in the general election. That is: vote for in the primaries; vote against in the general.
I consider that men like Don Boys to come out and speak out and take the stands that he takes to be, in deed, a part of the pressure you state (correctly) is needed. When will the GOP wake up?
There are big whigs in the GOP, at the national and state levels, that need to be shown the door!
Pressure? That is what men like Don Boys is applying.
It’s a 2 party system. We all have to choose one or the other, or else choose not to participate. Being in a third party is a way of not participating.
Back to the question we have posed many times:
If we agree that a two party system is best, then WHY does it always have to be the same two parties? Why can’t we dump one or both and establish new parties. Third party efforts would be necessary to accomplish this.
A way to wake up the two existing parties is to create a potential for the existing parties to be replaced. To create such a potential does require formidable grass-roots efforts to create alternative parties.
As long as we continue in the mind set that a two party system must always mean choosing either Republican or Democrat, the declension of our nation will continue.
I am amused that some people are actually shocked that politicians will act like politicians.
“I am amused that some people are actually shocked that politicians will act like politicians.”
The man who made the statement you quoted didn’t try to protect his position in office by compromising his principles, so he is qualified to make the statement.
So, um,Don! How do you really feel?
Speaking out against their abuses is not the same as being shocked at their behavior. You can have a just live with it attitude if you like. The man who made the statement you quoted didnt try to protect his position in office by compromising his principles, so he is qualified to make the statement. ....... John Leland 1789
I am also amused by people who believe in mythical creatures such as "the GOP" and blame said creature because other American voters which may include their own next door neighbor and even their own sister or mother in other states or their wife or daughter in their own house voted differently in primaries and the candidate of choice of those other Americans actually got more votes and won the primary election.
I am also amused by people who believe that, in the political process, boycotting the general election or writing in a vote for "Ronald Reagan's ghost" or writing in a vote for a candidate that has no more chance of getting elected than their kid's pet goldfish somehow constitutes something other than "living with it".
I am also amused at people who believe that worshiping their own egos to the point that they allow great harm to come to their country, their neighbors, their friends and their family if their preference is not always followed by their neighbors, their friends and their family in the primary election voting booth somehow constitutes a "principled" position.
I am also amused at people who, when a politician acts like a politician, again blame the mythical creature called "the GOP" instead of blaming the particular politician in question.
As Winston Churchill once said, "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
As I have made it clear, the majority of politicians are as trustworthy as used car salesmen but, by the nature of politics, politicians are the only people that enter politics in significant numbers on the national level in 21st Century America. If you want to find the "citizen legislator" of early 19th Century American lore, move to a small town with a population below 10,000 and look in the City Council.
In the absence of any people who actually change things for the better or, at least, do not allow things to change for the worse, the system has slimy politicians lying to the gullible voters (sometimes referred to as Sheeple) while the Sheeple mindlessly vote for the candidate that promises them the greenest grazing pastures.
Success in politics, and I mean REAL success and not ego-massaging "Look how principled I am" attention whoring, involves being a responsible shepherd and working hard at getting the flock of sheep (the majority of the Sheeple voters) to move in the direction the shepherd wants them to move.
That takes a lot of hard work and sometimes the flock of sheep takes that responsible shepherd quite far from the route the shepherd wants them to take. That responsible shepherd, however, does not allow great harm to come to the flock as a whole.
It is very easy to be a "Sunshine Shepherd", identify the 20% of the sheep that naturally want to move in the direction you want the entire flock to move in, declare yourself the shepherd of those 20% of the sheep alone and then go on your merry way praising yourself for being such a great and "principled" shepherd as 80% of the flock perishes.
The position of "It's Time for Conservatives to Dump the GOP!" is a "Sunshine Shepherd" position.
You just go right ahead, take the lazy and easy way out and work only with the sheep that naturally go exactly where you want them to go. Then, after 80% of the flock heads straight for the pack of wolves and perishes and America Sheep Farm goes belly up, you can pat yourself on the back and praise yourself to the high Heavens about how "principled" you were and what a fantastic shepherd you were.
I will be with the shepherds that do not let their egos prevent them from chasing after the lost sheep so that the majority of the entire flock does not perish and so that and America Sheep Farm does not go belly up.
Didja hear the one about [the m][asses]?
There isn’t going to be the “emergence” of a Constitutional third party.
There could never be a “principled” government. Power is always ruthless.
It isn’t necessarily best. It is what we have and it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere.
One can’t create a political party. You don’t have grass roots without grass.
The GOP has moved so far to the socialist left that it has merged with the socialist Democrats. They are essentially one party.
Could someone tell me where this insane idea originated. It's not Constitutional.
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