By RoseAnn Salanitri
The establishment would have you believe that the Republicans and the Democrats are separate factions of a two-party political system here in the good ol’ U.S.A. With every passing day that seems less and less true. If you don’t believe me, just think about the 2012 presidential elections: on the left, representing the Dems – Barack Obama and ObamaCare; and on the right, representing the Republicans – Mitt Romney and RomneyCare. While Mitt Romney was and is a good family man, he not only is the governor that signed RomneyCare into law in Massachusetts, he also instructed his legislature to write laws to permit same sex marriage – some conservative! And then of course there was George W. Bush – a “Compassionate Conservative” and a likeable character that simply did not know how to use his veto pen.
The Republicans – at least those living real lives in the real world – recognize that good family men who are compassionate and likable are not necessarily good choices for the Republican Party’s candidates. But the Republican establishment has refused to recognize that low voter turnout reflected low voter excitement about the mediocre candidates that have been shoved down our throats as viable alternatives to the liberal Democrats’ socialists. Although the Republican establishment would argue vehemently that their Party represents conservative principles, the Non-affiliate Party (the fastest growing in the country) tells a different story. For those that have left the Republicans enmasse it is not because of apathy or complacency; it is because of total disgust: disgust that the Party of Lincoln has become indistinguishable from the Party of Stalin.
American citizens aren’t as stupid as the establishment prefers to believe. They understand that we have been sold out by career politicians who care first and foremost about their careers and believe that globalism is preferable to nationalism. Campaign courses will tell you that candidates must draw a contrast between themselves and their adversary. Today the only contrast seems to exist during campaign season – and even then it is in short supply. Just think about the many Republicans who had the chance to defund ObamaCare, but didn’t; or had the opportunity to vote to put a ceiling on our national debt, but didn’t; or had the opportunity to throw the proverbial book at Eric Holder for the Fast and Furious debacle, but didn’t; or had the opportunity to challenge Obama’s eligibility to run for the presidency, but didn’t. Unfortunately, the list goes on and on.
In reality, the Democrats and the Republicans are both two factions of one system – the establishment. On the other hand, We the People are what’s left of any contrast. How does the We the People Party beat the Establishment Party? By showing up in great numbers on Primary and General Election Days and by doing all they can to champion an Article V Convention of the States Term Limits Amendment.
Some think it’s too late for this country. If real Americans don’t rise up and take action while they can, the “some” may turn out to be right. “Ahh, America, she was once a great country, where people were free and life was good.” That may be what we will be telling our grandchildren some day – if the State allows us to tell them anything.