Remember way back when, when the issue of slavery was decided to be postponed until forever?
Back then, you had two parties. The Democrats were hell-bent on maintaining slavery in the South forever, no matter what the cost. As we see from history, they were willing to start a civil war over the issue.
The other party, the Whigs, thought you could reason with these fellows and settle on some form of compromise. The compromise they came up with was that slavery was A-OK down South, but if you crossed into a free state, he would be set free.
Throw in the Supreme Court, who issued the famous ruling in Dredd Scott, which said that the compromise was unconstitutional, and thus, null. And that meant that slaves were allowed everywhere, free or slave states.
You have a mighty fine mess there.
History played out thusly. The religious right got upset, so upset in fact that they told the Whigs to go to hell. They created the wildly popular Republican Party and nominated Ronald Reagan Abraham Lincoln, a fundamental religionist who believed that God would fight for a just cause, provided the people were willing to sacrifice everything for that cause. Abraham Lincoln won the election narrowly, the South seceded before he even took office, and fired the first shots of the Civil War on union troops. The rest is history, of course.
WE stand today at a similar crossroads. The issue is, once again, slavery. Are men slaves to their government? That is, can the government exploit the labors of its people and hand it out freely to whomever they wish to get the most votes for the next election? Can government write laws that permit the extinguishment of life without any due process or trial, or any crime being committed? I’m talking, of course, of economic liberty, the freedom from being taxed, and of course, of the right to life, the right to be born after conception.
The senate republicans are right now writing down the terms of their surrender to the Democratic Party. Once again, the demcrats are willing to go so far as to sell out their country to maintain their power. We can see by their actions during the Bush Administration that nothing really is too low or too vile for them. As the senate republicans surrender their liberties to the democrats, the people are losing faith that the Republican Party can ever be the hope to once and for all banish abortion from our land, and free the American worker from the bonds of slavery.
It is at this time that I and perhaps a large portion of the people wonder if we should send the Republican Party to hell, the same hell now occupied by the Whigs, and form a new party based on moral absolutism and religious fervor. Once forming this party, should we nominate a fiery fundamentalist believer who is willing to sacrifice all for the greater moral cause in the hopes that God will intervene?
Perhaps between now and 2010 the Republican Party will realize their role is to be in opposition to all the corruption and pay-to-play economic schemes of the democrats. Rather than moderating their tone, perhaps they will once again champion the causes of limited government, right to life, and freedom for all from government that Reagan once championed. Perhaps.
If not, and if we see another massive defeat of the republicans on 2010, then I and perhaps a large number will be seeking to put together a new righteous cause.