I have a quick question to ask you dear reader before I retire to bed this fine Sabbath eve. Why in the world are you still voting Republican? I’m not saying you should vote Libertarian, I often don’t. Some of those dudes are the crazy big L libertines that just want to live immorally and have the whole thing sanctified. I am not opposed to voting Republican, I sometimes do. I guess I’m asking why do you exclusively vote Republican? Are you carried away by a party spirit? Are you a pragmatic that believes unless you are winning you are losing? Why then?
Is it because they want to cut taxes and shrink the size of government? Because that has not been the case. Reagan did not shrink the size of government, he grew it. He cut taxes and grew revenue, but then he spent more than he took in and grew the deficit. He actually, while being miles better than that kooky Carter guy, just happened to be the tallest guy in a room full of dwarves. I loved Reagan, and I do still revere him. But let’s face it, he ran as a small government little L libertarian and turned out to be a guy who loved government and grew it.
Surely George Herbert Walker Bush shrank the size of government. I am actually trying not to fall out of my chair laughing about this one. Not only did he not shrink the size of government, but we are still reading his lips about not raising taxes. Perhaps W cut taxes and government. Well he did sort of cut taxes, but government growth exploded under compassionate conservatism, which was really no conservatism at all. He allowed and agreed with this awful Keynesian money printing fiasco we find ourselves in now.
Here is the ugly truth. Under both parties government grows. Under both parties taxes are raised. Under both parties regulations increase. Under both parties money is printed to cover their profligate spending and inflation is spawned. Why would you choose the lesser of two evils? As an Evangelical Christian, why would you choose evil at all?
Well, perhaps it is because Republicans choose better Supreme Court Justices. Nope, not the case. John Roberts gave us the deciding vote for Obamacare and pretty much helped the State write their case. Sandra Day O’Connor was a Reagan appointee, Kennedy as well. Stevens, who recently retired, was a George H. Bush appointee. On privacy and state powers the whole lot of them have been abismal. Approving of FISA Courts, Patriot Acts, NDAA, the list goes on.
In closing, Republicans don’t cut taxes, don’t cut regulations, don’t shrink the size of government, don’t stop money printing, and don’t appoint good Supreme Court Justices (if there is such a thing). So why would you give them your allegiance? George Washington, our first and perhaps greatest president I believe hit the nail on the head, when he said,
“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
Yeah…….you know he was right. Which means you now know I am too! So get in good company, join me (and George Washington) as I throw off the shackles of this two party nonsense and pursue Liberty! Liberty from big federal government. Liberty from regulations. Liberty from burdensome and unwarranted taxation. Liberty from unjust courts. Liberty from state sponsored violence (fine and imprisonment for invented crimes like selling raw milk or owning a business without a license). Liberty from the State. Let’s abandon this prison of our own creation. Let’s do it peacefully, but let’s do it. I long to breath the air of freedom. Do you still think the Republican Party is going to bring about the dream of Liberty? Psh……. In the words of that immortal philosopher Steven Tyler, “Dream on!”