Monday, February 14, 2011

Tea Party hype vs real libertarian opportunity
Thousands worried about how the government’s mounting debt stands to change the American landscape and lifestyle are being duped by the media and political opportunists to support establishment Republicans and the status quo.
An attractive woman unqualified to hold office doesn’t speak for me.
There have been points in American history when political parties have made 180-degree turns. Certain principles or planks are abandoned by both major parties, leaving an opportunity, if the support for the principle or plank is great enough, for either to take it on and take control. 150 years ago the Democratic Party championed reserved rights of states. 100 years later, it was a Republican issue, which Democrats opposed. Along with following the Tenth Amendment, neither party in the last fifty years has proposed reining in the American military.

There is the opportunity for the Republican Party, by following Ron Paul, and leaving Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rudolph Giuliani and other neocons behind, to capture a new moderate center, opposed to war and worried about the government’s ever-growing measures to control and corral its subjects. By offering credible solutions to the debt crisis, the Republican Party could become a dynasty rivaling and undoing the damage of the Democratic dynasty of the 1930s and 40s.

If this should happen there will be little mention of the Tea Party.
From LRC.

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