Changing the GOP from the inside: Mission Impossible?Submitted by Law on Sat, 09/01/2012 - 16:28
The tricks pulled at the convention were not new. We have all read about countless instances of the same disenfranchising maneuvers in the primaries and local/state conventions for months. This time, however, the GOP establishment agenda was literally on a national stage for all those with eyes to see. The stories on the front page of DP today alone makes it patently clear that liberty is definitely not part of that agenda and will not be tolerated.
There has been much discussion here on the DP about ‘changing the party from the inside’, an idea supported by Dr. Paul. At this point with the party’s new rule changes – including replacing duly elected delegates with candidate appointees – does anyone still think it is possible to fight for liberty from inside the Republican Party?
Make no mistake, those who have vowed to fight for our freedom from the inside are courageous: their continued tenacity and integrity are to be admired. Their assertion that a third party option to liberty is ineffective is evidenced by Ron Paul’s 1988 presidential bid and subsequent return to the GOP. And of course none of us sees giving up as option, either.
But if freedom fighters do actually make it through the pervasive corruption of the Republican electoral process to the inside, will they then be put on a bus like Morton Blackwell to circle indefinitely every time the powers-that-be decide to ram through more affronts to the Constitution? Will the voices of liberty be ignored on every floor vote and call for point of order when the script is already written?
I’m hoping I’m missing something about how we can restore our country to the republic our Founders envisioned, but hope seems in short order following the Tampa fiasco. The whole theme of ‘Mission Impossible’ was that in the end, the mission was always accomplished despite tremendous obstacles. DPers, you always seem to find a way...where do we go from here?