Our Founding Fathers Warned Us About Political PartiesSubmitted by LibertyPulse.com on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 10:50
“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.”
- GEORGE WASHINGTON, Farewell Address, September 17, 1796
Why abandon the GOP and Democratic Parties? Because they are the same in too many ways. They are the problem, because they are not representative of the people. The Tea Party figured they could fix the GOP by electing Constitutional Conservatives and it worked! In fact, it worked so well that the internal GOP elites have declared war on this type of invasion into ‘their’ choices for us.
The internal party elites see us ‘the people’ (not just the Tea Party) as invaders of their kingdom – a big corporate government. They fear independent minds that think and verify. We need to wise-up and stop trusting the people feeding us what they want us to eat – the opportunity to be a Republican as a constitutional candidate no longer exists where I am from; the GOP elites have and will stop us if we work within their framework.
We have seen this type of planned resistance in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District where I am running. The Colorado GOP destroyed the clear winner of the state convention (Bob McConnell) and fed us their primary choice (Scott Tipton) by heavily funding him and demonizing others. They did this while adapting to the talking points of “the people’s choice” (McConnell) with no intention of living up to the voters’ needs. And then they drilled in the fear of what would happen if the Democratic challenger got elected. The GOP voters took a reluctant bite. Now, two years later, things don’t taste too good and the independent and swing voters of the GOP and Democratic parties are ready to spit out the candidate that was fed to us in 2010 by the GOP. Now what? Who can take on the established party candidates?