November 25, 2009

The GOP is done.

I donít post a lot of stuff regarding politics because I was raised there was two things you donít discuss in politer conversation, religion and politics. Before one of my friends goes off any makes the comment about me being polite is a joke, just shut it now. This, however, is something that just struck me as something I had to talk about. Republicans considering ideological purity test for candidates.

Ten members of the Republican National Committee are proposing a resolution demanding candidates embrace at least eight of 10 conservative principles if they hope to receive financial support and an official endorsement from the RNC.

What are those ten principles?

(1) We support smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama's "stimulus" bill;

(2) We support market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run healthcare;

(3) We support market-based energy reforms by opposing cap and trade legislation;

(4) We support workers' right to secret ballot by opposing card check;

(5) We support legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants;

(6) We support victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges;

(7) We support containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear weapons threat;

(8) We support retention of the Defense of Marriage Act;

(9) We support protecting the lives of vulnerable persons by opposing health care rationing and denial of health care and government funding of abortion; and

(10) We support the right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership;

Some will disagree with me on this, but I see this as the Death Knell of America as we know it. First off if one of the TWO political parties is in such a bad shape that it is trying to force itís members to live up to itís standards and principles through a series of reward/punishment (i.e., if you do this, you get money and support. If you donít, you wonít get anything.) then it canít be long for the world. In my opinion weíll end up with a one party system until IT splinters and fractures.

Secondly, to me it shows that politicians that are conservative are a dying breed. Most of them are middle of the road have some conservative views and others that are liberal. As some of my readers and other blogs I read have said, The Republican party is no longer Conservative.

Lastly, if I ran for an office, I would not get the support of the GOP. I donít agree with at least 8 of the 10 principles. I only meet seven of the ten. Iíll let you guess which three I donít agree with. I will give you one tip though, I agree completely with number 10.

Some of my friends and readers have joked for years that Iím on watch lists out there. Not very high on them, but still on the lists. Well, what Iím about to say probably isnít going to help me any if itís true.

I have no faith left in the American Political system. Itís broken and as far as Iím concerned, beyond repair. The problem with it is what is keeping it from being repairable, the politicians. The good ones donít seem to go anywhere on a major level and the mediocre, sub par and horrible ones seem to sky rocket all the way to the presidency. Iím not even talking about just the current politicians, any of them over the last 20 years.

I have yet to work or deal with a politician at the Federal level that I honestly felt I could trust or believe what they tell me 50% of the time. I donít feel they are out for the betterment of America, just for themselves, their careers and their legacy. They twist what should be a simple basic political system as documented in the Constitution of the United States into something that fits their own wants, needs and ambitions. I fear what amendments to the constitution they propose.

I love and support The Constitution of the United States. I, however, loathe the government. Iím just hoping the rest of the American Sheeple wake up before itís too late.

Posted by Contagion in Politics at November 25, 2009 06:29 PM | TrackBack

We need to find some way to remind politicians that they work for us, and not the other way around. Tar, feathers, rail come to mind- but that could be wishful thinking on my part.

Posted by: og at November 27, 2009 07:41 AM

I say we bring back Operation: Kudzu

Posted by: BloodSPite at December 1, 2009 08:18 AM

Og - Let's see... roofing tar & feather pillows... I can get both at Home Depot, right?

Posted by: Harvey at December 4, 2009 07:58 PM