I was born in the year that Ronald Reagan was first elected as President of the United States. I was raised in a home where President Reagan represented what America could be. He was the Republican Party to me, for most of my life. I now realize a couple of hard truths about him, however. He wasn’t perfect, and he was the exception rather than the rule.
We all read the same news articles linked to on the Drudge Report and written about on the Blaze. It’s wildly unpopular to talk about, but Republicans are just as much to blame for the sorry state of our once great republic as the Democrats are. From amnesty to a complete abandonment of the Bill of Rights, from abortion to the destruction of the word “marriage,” Republicans are more than complicit.
By now, most of us have probably heard about the Frontier Lab study on why folks are leaving the GOP. If you haven’t, I’ll spare you the gory details, but let’s just say that aren’t leaving because the party doesn’t pander to liberals too little.
All we hear here in Washington State is that we need to be “good” Republicans and vote for whoever the party puts in front of us. We have some clowns out here who proudly say that they’ve been “Republican activists” for 50 years and we’d win every election if we’d all just vote a straight Republican ticket no matter what the candidates actually stand for. (Read: Stop standing on principle, you young troublemakers! Your principles are costing us elections!)
I’m not going to apologize for what I’m about to say.
I’m done with this.
I will not vote for someone who can’t even get the basics right, or who think that giving into leftist demands is the way to win elections.
I’m done with getting blamed when they’re proven wrong.
I’m done with having to put up with the ones who do manage to lie and pander their way into power acting as though I have to voluntarily give up my natural, God given rights before they’re taken away from me.
I’m done with watching “Christians” amass political power by sacrificing our preborn neighbors in the name of “unity” and “electability.”
No third party is likely to emerge in any meaningful way. The groups trying to “save” the Republican Party have either been co-opted by the party or are just as corrupt and perverse as the party itself.
What does that make me?
It makes me a political dead man, and you know what? I’m just fine with that.
© 2013 R Clayton Strang