THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS DEAD!
By embracing Trump, and becoming the “Party of Trump”, the once Grand Old Party has also embraced deceit and dishonesty, cowardice and hypocrisy. The Republican Party has abandoned American values and lost all credibility as a legitimate mainstream political party. It is truly dead and now must be buried.
Trump has committed, consistently and unapologetically throughout his business and political life, every single “bad act” that Republicans have claimed, rightfully or wrongfully, were committed by a Democrat and that they have denounced in the past.
The Republican Party is literally saying to the American public today that only Democrats can commit, be charged with, and be punished for illegal and unethical activity. The same activity performed by an alleged Republican is neither illegal nor unethical and should not be punished.
The term “Republican” has officially become a synonym for the word “hypocrisy”.
America needs a new political party that accepts and represents real “conservative” political philosophy. The Republican Party has not represented true conservatism for years.
The basic principles of American conservative political philosophy are:
• Protect & Maximize Individual Rights
• Ensure a Limited Government
• Uphold the Rule of Law
• Commitment to Federalism and the Separation of Powers
• Maintain Free & Open Markets (Economic & Social)
Everything Trump does and wants to do as President, and by virtue of embracing Trump the Republican Party now supports, is directly opposed to these principles.
A true conservative party would denounce the philosophy of the religious right, “evangelicals” and “Tea Party” that the Republican Party has erroneously also embraced. Prior to the emergence and embrace of Trump, the biggest threat to the Republican Party was the Tea Party movement of the religious right.
The second principle listed above says “Ensure a Limited Government”. True conservatives believe that the government should intrude in a citizen’s personal and business life as little as possible. The role of government should be to provide citizens with the freedom necessary to pursue their own goals; conservatism emphasizes empowerment of the individual to solve problems. Contrary to the belief in limited government, the religious right, “evangelicals” and Tea Party supporters want the government to tell citizens how to live their lives by forcing the specific religious beliefs of fundamentalist Christianity on them.
The separation of church and state in the Constitution DEMANDS that the individual religious beliefs of a specific religion or sect NEVER be legislated.
Barry Goldwater, the former poster boy for American conservatism, said –
“Religious factions will go on imposing their will on others unless the decent people connected to them recognize that religion has no place in public policy.”
“I am a conservative Republican, but I believe in democracy and the separation of church and state. The conservative movement is founded on the simple tenet that people have the right to live life as they please as long as they don't hurt anyone else in the process.”
A new truly Conservative Party must rise to replace the dead Republican Party – and vocally and aggressively oppose and denounce Trump and everything he, and sadly now the Republican Party, stands for!