Sunday, April 10, 2016

OpEd: New Republicans

theodore  M I R A L D I.

All things change with the challenges of our times. It's how a nation that started with Puritan ethics has evolved into a multi-narrative methodology. For more than 2 centuries the American Experience has been in the forefront of change, incremental, sure footed in addressing the problems within our social and governmental issues. No other nation looks at its history to determine its future.

The concepts held true by Conservatism are sound when applied to government. These concepts are illuminated in our Constitution. Unfortunately they have become somewhat out of step with some of the social changes that are not controlled by government, and should never have been championed by political power alone.

Social norms are controlled by people. People know the nuances of their communities. Politicians sitting in Washington and giving speeches know little about grass root movements that matter to the public. 

And when they do, they either have it wrong, or use it to consolidate power.

The party of Lincoln and Reagan had little fear of social change, it was a matter of conscience and not party loyalty.

And there is the nexus of the party's problems in 2016.

A nation weary of failure equals a failure of representation. Make no mistake, both parties are off course, and out of step with the visceral needs of our Nation.

Party Loyalty should always come in second to American Unity. We are in a time of Egocentrism, not cooperation. Winning is the over-riding prize, and winning alone, feeds no children and protects not a nation, but the egos of those who occupy office by deceiving the Voters.

It's the People Stupid! Not the Delegates! Not the Convention and certainly Not the Polls!

The party of Lincoln would never have had the Reagan Revolution if guided by the Polls, or the Party.

Reagan was a SURE LOSER in the eyes of the Establishment.

The People knew better...

It's Time to Reinvent the Message, We Need a New Revolution!

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