As many of you know, I floundered for quite some time with a way to describe my civic affinity. Thanks to the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Papers sites, I’ve GOT it!
I am a Democratic-Republican. Also historically called the “Jeffersonian Republicans”. The party of MANY of our Founders, including such luminaries as Jefferson, Madison and Monroe. The party of SMALL central government. The party of the “Superman” values: “Truth, justice and the AMERICAN way”. The party of honor, strength and personal responsibility. Conservative enough to make the Libertarians look like anarchists, while following their lead of “It’s NONE of the GOVERNMENT’S BUSINESS”. What you do and how you do it is YOUR business, not mine, his, hers or, decidedly, the government’s. Our symbol is the LION. * A symbol representing courage, strength and family…from the Lion of Judah through the lion of Richard I to Leo of MGM fame.
The platform is simple. There isn’t one. Not a plank, beam, board or nail anywhere in sight. What we DO have is a piece of parchment. Well, make that three pages of parchment. The same parchments on display, in the National Archives. Right there in the middle of the “Rotunda of the Charters of Freedom”. The parchments that cost so many lives to make and keep America that “shining city on the hill”.
Small government. Responsible individualism. I recall a quote…by Hilel, IIRC…”Follow the Decalogue…the rest of the Torah is commentary” – (ppd).. As far as all of the “litmus test” issues are concerned, well, we don’t have much room for them. Put the government back in the hands of the people. Limit it’s scope to the ideals of the founders. What happens from there will take care of itself. This is not to say that we will become “lawless”! To the contrary. We will take our laws, ALL of them, from the original lead of our founders. ALL of our founders. ALL the way BACK to “The Golden Rule”, The Beatitudes. The Magna Carta.
Walk away from the decaying carcass of the pachyderm! Shun the crash of rhinoceros! Embrace the LION! If you are ANYWHERE to the right of the fence, THIS is YOUR party!
Here’s a good reason why…
Looking forward to 2014 and then 2016, the ONLY “Tea Party” that can help us now is the one in 1773 – Two hundred forty years ago. Put down your cup. Put down your glass. It’s TOXIC. There’s NO way it can help, the MSM has set it in their sights. Might just as well BE “terrorists” or “criminals” in their eyes. After all, they surely don’t report on ACTUAL terrorists and criminals. The IRS. Fast and furious. Benghazi. The NSA.
I won’t go so far as to say it’s the “only way”, but I WILL say that it is ONE way. Trouble is, if there are more than one “ways”, they dilute each other. We have seen it time after time. Perot, Anderson et al. have led to the LOSS of ability to control OUR government!
Our founders had it RIGHT. YOU CAN, too.
Look me up. Join me. Get others to join us. Contact your favorite visible politician, media people. Start with the ideals and values of our Founders and the rest will follow. You can do it. I can do it. WE the PEOPLE can do it.
Again, visit Heritage foundation / Federalist Papers websites. If you have time, also visit Fair Tax. Also visit political QRM dot for more of the essays and podcasts regarding this, as well as current events.
* To use heraldic notation, rampant / guardant. A lion on the loose and looking at you, big government!