Sorry for getting this out so late but my schedule was packed today. I write this as someone who has decided not to support the Republican Party until there is a change in leadership and a major paradigm shift. And no the paradigm shift should not involve pandering to specific groups of people. Conservatism is for all people because it universally advances liberty and freedom by downsizing the entity that threatens both; government. John Boehner and his establishment ilk don’t see it that way. In fact they don’t have a problem with big government as long as they can manage it. And Republicans who don’t follow the party line, well they are isolated and their voices are silenced. This mindset has been destroying the Republican Party for some time now and their actions last week are only accelerating its demise.
Many constitutionally minded people like me are beginning to move away from the party and are looking for a conservative alternative. I’m not sure there’s one out there but I do know that a number of my friends feel that until the Republican Party takes steps to limit the size of government and reestablish the constitution as the law of the land they will not support another big government party. And people like us make up a large percentage of the base. Without us the Republican Party will find it very difficult to win in the future. This is why I feel the Party is in decline and why in I believe unless they embrace their conservative roots their influence will gradually diminish. It is indeed fractured because of leaders like John Boehner. In their fervor to reinvent the Republican Party to make it more “inclusive” they have forgotten that advancing liberty and free markets is about as inclusive as you can get because it positively impacts everyone. They have chosen to reject the meat of their platform (low taxes) and play defense instead of advancing sound conservative principles. It’s almost as if they’re embarrassed to be conservative. No wonder the left is steam rolling them and why people like me are leaving them. How can any solid conservative support them? For me enough is enough and I’ve found my way out. I’m only supporting candidates who stand for limited government and unleashing the free market. I hope other conservatives join me. Now on to the links.
Below are links to great articles by conservative/libertarian bloggers. Please take a some time out of your day to hit the links and check them out. When you there, please hit their tip jars if they have them because these outstanding folks work hard each day to bring you the truth. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the links.
Look John I know how nasty those tea party Republicans can be…just take care of them.
A Conservative Teacher: The 7 Pieces of Advice by Trotsky for Obama, found in the 1934 Chicago Tribune
Ace of Spades: Analysis: GOP Genius Of The Day…Senator Bob Corker
Adrienne’s Corner: Marco Rubio…
America’s Chronicle: What Do You Know: Jobs Created Before The Election Are Now Missing
American Glob: Thomas Sowell On Liberal Vs. Conservative
American Perspective: Fiscal Cliff, Oh Noes – Steven Crowder video
America’s Watchtower: Did John Boehner threaten to punish more conservatives?
ARRA News Service: Beck, Marriage and The State of The Union
Atlas Shrugs: Hamas vows to build Islamic state on all the land of Israel
Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: A Long Walk Off A Short Piers
Blog de KingShamus: “High On A Mountaintop” By Chris Cassone–A Tribute to the Heroes of Benghazi
Breitbart: Deal or No Deal? Obama, Boehner Meet at White House
BUNKERVILLE: GOP Leaders Purged Conservatives Using Secret Criteria List
Capitol Commentary: Right to Work Spreads to Democratic Michigan!
Conservatives on Fire: Taking America Back One Bit At A Time _ Part 1, Introduction
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Let it Burn: Should the GOP Allow Obama to Raise Taxes?
COMMON CENTS: “EXCELLENT” Mr Burns of “The Simpsons” explains the Fiscal Cliff:
Doug Ross@Journal: A Small Plan From 1921
Hot Air: Rigging the electoral college?
iOwnTheWorld: Read it and VOMIT
J O S H U A P U N D I T: The GOP’s War On The Tea Party Continues
Laughing Conservative: Obama ‘igniting permanent partisan war’
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: What don’t Republicans in Congress understand about the Christmas Strategy?
Liberty At Stake: Shut The B*tch Down (Explaining The Method To The Madness)
Libertarian Republican: Montana Republicans self-examination with GOP losses
Maggie’s Notebook: Has Assad Used His WMDs?
Manhattan Infidel: New York City Suffers Through Crime-Free Day
Mind Numbed Robot: Tap. Tap. Tap…
Moonbattery: Obama Regime to Bypass Congress to Repress Gun Rights
Motorcitytimes: Bitter and Angry Maureen Dowd Claims Conservatism Is Dead
NoOneOfAnyImport: If You Have a Problem, Consult 10th Newspeak Dictionary
NUKE’S: obsessed? not me! I can quit anytime …
Pirate’s Cove: Crazy Liberals Force Cancellation Of School Charity Christmas Concert
Politics et al: Stop the Madness! Stop Negotiating with Obama!
Political Clown Parade: Bob Costas: Imprimatur Of The Macabre
Political Realities: Boehner Removes Conservatives From Committee Positions
Proof Positive: “A Day Which Will Live in Infamy”
Randy’s Roundtable: Liar In Chief (still a liar) Lies Again
Right Klik: Chimp or Bee? Yes!
Right Truth: No money for Benghazi security, but…
Say Anything Blog: Should The North Dakota Legislature Meet Every Year?
Spellchek: Are the progressives the greatest threat to liberty in America?
teresamerica: The Sandwich
Texas Conservative News: CSCOPE – Undermining Texas SBOE Curriculum Approval?
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: HOW THE LEFT-WING DOMINATED MEDIA LIE ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT
The BLAZE: Republican Sen. Coburn: ‘Yes’ I Will Accept Tax Increases in Fiscal Cliff Deal
The Camp Of The Saints: The Real Vast Wasteland
The Classic Liberal: Secession with Camilla Belle
The Daley Gator: Obama and his agenda for America
The Foundry: Americans Recognize Obamacare’s Religious Liberty Problem
The Libertarian Patriot: Union Grinches Are Stealing Christmas
The Lonely Conservative: Rand Paul: Let The Democrats Raise Taxes And Own It
THE OTHER McCAIN: Fiscal Clif Bar
The Reaganite Republican: #FireBoehner Gathering Steam…
THE rightscoop: Michigan Right To Work prompts protest against freedom
The TexasFred Blog: Analysis: DeMint move defies GOP shift to center
Theo Spark: “Dead Atheists” – Wild Bill
Thomas Jefferson Club Blog: Buying Votes
TOTUS: MORSI and OBAMA: Masters of “Bait and Switch”!
Virgina Right: McConnell Statement on Sen. DeMint’s Departure From the Senate
What Would The Founders Think: Draw Your Own Conclusions
WESTERN HERO: Taxation without Representation
WyBlog: Chris Christie vetoes NJ Obamacare exchange
Zilla of the Resistance: Bill Blackwood: Pearl Harbor survivor
Thanks for all the outstanding articles. Keep on keeping on and have a great week.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!