Why have a Republican Party?
Rather than beat myself up trying to come up with new ways to express my disgust for the GOP this morning, allow me to just repeat a few things I wrote to Twitter last evening once the House passed the Senate “fiscal cliff” bill — itself a nightmare — without any changes, and then add a few more observations that I’ve since decided to share.
1. We have a one party country. The rest is theater to keep the fund raising going. It’s time to either fight back or give up. Pick one.
2. 2010 was a wake-up call, alright. It told the ruling class on both sides of the aisle that it had better get to work killing off the teabaggers. That is, we the people who can’t begin to understand the nuances of a government by and for us.
3. We expected it from Boehner — and we knew Cantor and McCarthy would maneuver for appearances once the leadership had the votes. But I’d like to thank Paul Ryan for graciously putting on a condom before sticking his dick in our asses. For the “prudence.” A classy move, that.
4. The Republican Party has now managed, in the course of Boehner’s speakership, to become both “the party of the rich” and the party that votes along with Dems to raise taxes on producers and small business owners; they have managed to turn the Bush tax rates into “the Obama tax cuts for the middle class” — even though Obama didn’t cut any rates, but instead kept the Bush rates, except where he got bipartisan support to raise those rates on families who make $450K a year or more, that is, people who were already responsible for paying over 90% of federal income tax; and they have now legitimated the Marxist class warfare paradigm Obama and the left have set up — punishing producers in order to redistribute wealth to those preferred Democrat clients, using the government as a mob-like intermediary; and they did all this without getting any real cuts in spending, increasing the governmental debt limit (leading to a credit downgrade), and never once addressing the “one-time stimulus” that has now become part of the baseline budget in perpetuity, it would seem.
5. After all this, the hardest they plan to fight is to retain John Boehner as their leader — either that, or use the phony vote of Cantor to try to appease conservatives and move him into the position, where he’ll then act just as Boehner has, just as Paul Ryan has, just as the whole disgusting mass of them have, save a small cadre of conservative representatives who have stuck to their principles, and for which they’ve been attacked, demoted, molested, and demonized — largely by their own party.
6. We the people, many of us, are now unrepresented in Congress. These tax hikes are not in our name; this spending is not in our name; the coming “compromise” on gun control — which will come, either in the way of superficial feel-good legislation (“high capacity magazine bans”), or in the way of something far more draconian (the next iteration of an “assault weapons ban,” whereby assault weapons are redefined as those weapons that the government first wishes to take away from you on its way to a registry that will lead, ultimately, to confiscation) — is most assuredly not in our name, nor will be the police state that is necessary to enforce such measures.
7. There is a very good chance the House will turn the power of the purse over to the Executive, through legislative fiat that they will be powerless to fight. No one in the Senate will proceed with an impeachment attempt. And frankly, neither party will much care: a permanent ruling elite — a kind of democratic-looking tyrannical despotism, wherein the rulers occasionally change nominal party markers — is what they’ve set up, and we are now subjects, to be taxed, molested, managed, coerced, coaxed, and dictated to.
8. The experiment in representative government is over — at least, so long as no drastic changes are made. Some suggestions: term limit every member of Congress; sunset every law and regulation, so that every five years or so Congress has to re-vote on each law it passes, and the regulatory agencies have to re-introduce every one of their regulations; term limit SCOTUS members — or else require that a settled form of interpretive methodology be used in the consideration of legal questions. Stare decisis should be a dead letter; rescind the 17th Amendment and return equal power to the states, a prospect further aided by a recognition that we have a 9th and 10th amendment, as well; make sure every governor elected henceforth holds to the pledge that s/he will put the interests of the citizens of his or her state over the interests of the federal government — the teeth of which will come through refusal to enforce federal law that the harms the state, including nullification of SC decisions that, eg., disallow them to protect their borders.
9. See number 1: either we as the people for whom and by whom this government is assembled fight to retain our natural rights by rebuking those who have sold them out for a client-government relationship that allows them to steal from us under the aegis of law, or we submit.
I honestly can’t see any other way. We are witnessing the momentum of the New Left’s long-time plan to crash the capitalist system and replace it with a form of Marxism that adopts the liberal fascist model — the draw for which is that the government never dissipates, it merely joins with big business to destroy competition, control pricing, and enforce a model whereby erstwhile free people become subjects to a putatively benevolent State, having surrendered natural rights and the fiction of individual autonomy for the “greater good” of the “organic government whole.”
That is, the Leviathan.
It has become de rigueur to sniff that the question of secession has been settled. But so, too, had the question of natural rights and the preeminence of the individual and individual freedom. Actively working to subvert and rearrange the relationship between the government and the people necessitates a response that lets the government know that we the people won’t merely accept their wholesale changes to the social contract — all of which empower them and take away our natural rights, turning them into privileges granted or denied at the point of a gun.
To put this inelegantly but forcefully, shit is getting real. And yes, it can happen here, if we continue to allow it.
My advice? Download or get hold of a physical copy of the Constitution. Because we’re going to need it to reorganize when the logistical soft-civil war I predicted nearly 8 years ago goes into full swing.
Organic attempts at this have long been tried. But like locusts, progressives destroy one state, then move to more conservative and fiscally responsible states and upset the voting numbers, taking over, and then devastating the next fertile field before moving on yet again.
Either you are a constitutionalist or you aren’t. If you aren’t, then in the most important ways you are anti-American. As such, you are my enemy — and a person looking to enslave me, my children, and those who matter most to me.
Which reminds me: I’ve banned our latest troll, slipshod, because as the New Year dawns, I’m not interested in “arguing” with such sophists. I only want them beaten down and forced to leave me be.