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Tainted: A Tortured Republican Party

Updated on September 20, 2012
1st Republican President, also abolished slavery
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The Fear Within

In the wake that was the 2010 Mid-Term US Congressional election, mark the rising of the Tea Party movement. This movement has generated a fear within the ranks of a once reasonably conservative Republican Party, with a lateral shift to the far right of the original intended party ideology. In 1854 the Republican Party was formed and would later become known as the GOP or "Grand Old Party" by anti-slavery activists. Their platform then was based on a combination of conservatism, without totally rejecting the political ideology of liberalism. Many principles of American conservatism are based upon classsical liberalism, which supports individual liberties and limited government under the rule of law, yet it stresses economic freedom.

This current Tea Party movement started off as a symbolic representation of the original Boston Tea Party, as a means of anti-tax protesting by sending their elected legistative officials tea bags via US Mail. But has since taken that historic symbolism to a new extreme, forgetting that it stands for strict adherence to the US Constitution first and foremost then reducing our government spending with taxes bringing up the rear.

By no means does reducing government spending translate into a do nothing government, with regards to the preamble of our US Constitution. "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."

According to the principle of "consent of the governed" promulegated by 18th century British political philosopher John Locke, Government's duty under a social contract among the sovereign people was to SERVE them by PROTECTING their rights. Among those basic rights included the pursuits of life, liberty and property. The phrase "Consent of the governed" was synonymous with the political theory, where a government's legitimacy and moral right to use state power is only justified and legal when derived from the People or Society over which that political power is exercised.

In direct contrast to this theory of "Consent", is the "divine right of kings". In essence it believes a monarch is not subject to any earthly authority only the will of god. With that in mind, it could be inferred in a general sense that the founding fathers wanted the US Constitution to ensure. "that the will of the people, be the basis of the government's authority". This current extreme right wing agenda would make it next to impossible for someone like Ronald Reagan, a once beloved republican president to get through a modern republican primary let alone be elected President of the United States. What's wrong with that picture?

I'd say that they've forgotten about the principles of governing, to do so on behalf of all the American people and not just to spite President Obama. And that's clouded their judgement, because he's done or tried to do some of the things that Reagan had done back in the days of the sensible yet reasonable republican party. Reagan did those things for the common good of the people. With so much animosity towards President Obama because of his father's race that they've disregarded the fact his mother is or was a caucasian women from the heartland of America. Here's a brief reminder of who started the Republican Party, ANTI-SLAVERY ACTIVIST. Get over it, Obama won in 2008 and is likely to repeat in 2012!


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    • Salvienation profile imageAUTHOR

      Salvienation 

      6 years ago

      That's the funny part about this whole Obamacare debacle, Romney's MA law is the basis for it but, they won't concede that point. Thanks for reading my hub, and by all means please continue to do so. I hope you enjoy reading my hubs in the future.

    • Viola28 profile image

      Viola28 

      6 years ago

      Yes, it's sad to see how conservatives have devolved into hysterical, rabid anti-Obama mania. It's like they just have so much hatred for him that they can't see that his healthcare reform was pretty much the same as Mitt Romney's.

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