“Gun Store Owner Who Banned Obama Supporters Says ‘Business Is Booming'”
The spirit of federalism lives on — even as the permanent ruling class, always busy shoring up more and more centralized power, keeps insisting it has a mandate over all the country’s newly-minted subjects.
The truth, however, is that some sort of organic resistance to the march of tyranny is already taking place, and that the first post-racial, post-partisan President has fractured the country in such a way that we’re beginning to see with real clarity the distinctions in ideological vision competing for the soul of the American experiment. Because make no mistake: that’s what’s playing out on a localized scale with this gun owner and his shop.
Unfortunately for the classical liberal / constitutional conservative / libertarian movement, which is very publicly now separating itself out from status quo national politics, there’s no real party home. And the coalition, though powerful in its determination to resist, hasn’t yet formed a workable strategy for how best to do so using the current political paradigm.
The Republican Party, led by John Boehner in the House, is working behind the scenes to sabotage those who represent politically this organic resistance movement, engaging in power grabs, shoring up its own entrenchment, and committed to defeating conservatives and classical liberals with a zeal they never bring to bear when battling leftist Democrats.
Which is precisely why it is no longer just an empty threat that those traditional Republican voters who believe in the principles of limited government and individual autonomy — and who deplore the steady movement from both parties toward a managed centralized state with an entrenched and permanent ruling class with a bureaucratic army at their disposal — must leave the Republican Party.
We can keep electing Republicans, but all that does is give the old bull entrenched career politician like Boehner more power — which in turn gives those doing the voting less by way of representation.
Here, I realize, I’m largely preaching to the choir. And it’s not like my voice carries much weight among the entrenched, well-funded, and well-connected network of “conservative” opinion leaders.
Still, that doesn’t mean I’m wrong about what needs to happen should we be serious about changing course and trying one last ditch effort collectively to save the country as founded: and that means we have to destroy the Republican party as it currently exists.
It can’t be taken over from the inside, I don’t believe. And it does not represent the interests of anything but itself and the power and perks of its longtime legislators.
It’s a catch-22 for us, I realize. But we have a one-party system using political theater to keep the fundraising money flowing, distracting us with supposed partisan differences as it continues the steady march toward a centralized technocratic State.
What’s left to do but opt out?