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The tea party is a grassroots effort by a wide cross-section of the American people. Veterans, senior-citizens, people who have lost their jobs due to the heavily-regulated governmental system that has sprung from the massive expansion of government under both the Bush and Obama Presidencies, Moms and Dads, Constitutionalists, both Federalists and Anti-Federalists, patriotic Americans, and many other every day Americans, educated in the proper definition of American thought, human nature and common sense, have stood up to defend and restore our great American system of government. A government meant to be limited in its reach.
The leadership of the Republican Party has made a very dire mistake in thinking that the tea party is a small group. Its common bond with conservative elements of the party make its total influence about half of the party, and in Mississippi, more than half. The contrast between conservative, limited government and big government progressive Rockefeller Republicans is getting more stark each day. Since the 2010 election, the power-hungry leadership of the Republican Party has taken many actions to diminish the influence of the so-called tea party. Each action intended to take power away from the grassroots in order to silence the input of the citizens who gave them power in the first place. The recent manifestation of severing tea party influence has pushed the leadership, or establishment of the Party to openly celebrate the “crushing” and “beating” of the tea party by those in power, using any means necessary to hold on to that power.
In Mississippi, elderly incumbent Thad Cochran, brought in representatives of the power structure to speak on his behalf. Among those representatives of DC, Mitch McConnell, minority leader of the Senate, went to Mississippi, but it was not enough to convince voters to return Cochran to his home in Virginia. No, the Cochran campaign, controlled by super-lobbyist Haley Barbour and his nephews hired Democrat operatives to “reach out” to Mississippi’s liberal community, to help him win the Republican primary.
Since the vote on Tuesday, establishment voices have praised the tactics of the Cochran campaign, citing the cross-over vote as the epitome of the democratic process they profess to promote as they describe themselves as “Conservative Republicans.” In doing so, they have opened a wound within the ranks of patriotic Americans, that forces all of us to examine what it means to be a Republican.
The poisonous race-baiting used by the Cochran campaign, using newspapers, robocalls and flyers to tell black communities that “tea party candidate” Chris McDaniel will take away their food stamps, and promoting the vicious lie that the tea party is racist impels me to clarify just who we are talking about when we identify ourselves in this Republican Party un-civil war.
The Republican Party formed at a time when Democrats not only openly praised slavery, but described it as a moral good, while many of the Whigs, the other prominent political party at the time, turned a blind eye to it, enthralled with the profit of textiles produced by slave-labor. It was Republican Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln who brought back the intellectual rationale of the founders when he argued with Democratic politician Stephen Douglas. It was the Democrat Douglas who designed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which said that new territories can be opened to slavery, citing self-governance. It was Lincoln who identified the truth of the Democrat’s scheme.
It was not the Democratic party, who argued against the immorality of using men as beasts. That was Republican Abraham Lincoln, and in doing so, he defined the moral outrage that so many Americans felt about the ghastly traditional practice.
“The doctrine of self government is right—absolutely and eternally right—but it has no just application, as here attempted. Or perhaps I should rather say that whether it has such just application depends upon whether a negro is not or is a man. If he is not a man, why in that case, he who is a man may, as a matter of self-government, do just as he pleases with him. But if the negro is a man, is it not to that extent, a total destruction of self-government, to say that he too shall not govern himself? When the white man governs himself that is self-government; but when he governs himself, and also governs another man, that is morethan self-government—that is despotism. If the negro is a man, why then my ancient faith teaches me that “all men are created equal;” and that there can be no moral right in connection with one man’s making a slave of another.
Judge Douglas frequently, with bitter irony and sarcasm, paraphrases our argument by saying ‘The white people of Nebraska are good enough to govern themselves, but they are not good enough to govern a few miserable negroes!!'” Abraham Lincoln’s Peoria speech of 1854
There is a parallel here of the current state of our bloated Federal government, that seeks to govern us rather than reaffirm our natural individual rights.
So what has Republican Senator Thad Cochran done in Mississippi? He has accepted the Democratic tradition of exploiting minorities for political and economic gain. The difference now, is that it is the power of government over the individual, instead of the master over a slave. Cochran knows that once government has you, by being your source for your basic necessities and entitled benefits, you are less likely to rid yourself of your master.
That is not what the Republican Party began as, and so it is at war with itself over its own definition. The tea party, as a force in politics, threatens the power of the masters, and in doing so, reaffirms the arguments for independence from Britain, for freeing of slaves, and for returning our system of government to it’s original limitations defined by the Constitution.
What does Chris McDaniel speak about? Limited government, first principles, equal rights under the law, in fact, the same things that the party of Lincoln and Reagan have held themselves to stand for. The platform of the party reinforces those arguments and it has a tradition since the abolition of slavery to hold true to those principles. Cochran did not stand for those principles, and the leadership of the party not only did not admonish him, but they preferred him over original Republicanism.
Identifying politicians who would work in your best interest depends on your point of view. If you think taking what you can from other citizens through the force of government is in your best interest, you can find many people in both parties on Capitol Hill who would like to know you better, because they inevitably reap the benefits of your loyalty when they hand you your daily ration. As we saw in Mississippi, it takes a mammoth effort by ordinary people to try to remove those types of power-hungry people from office, made more difficult by so-called Republicans who wish to revert back to the exploitation and ideology that the Republican party rejected in the first place.
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