Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Conservative Alternative

The tea party movement has uncovered a strong aversion to both political parties, presenting a risk of a new third party. I have long believed that a third party simply serves to divide the conservative vote, and thus awards the election to the Democrats.

The Republicans have traditionally been the more conservative party. But they have in recent years, moved left to embrace the statist agenda in the mistaken belief that the electorate have moved left. They have not. The far left have gotten noisier. The far left have taken over the Democrat party leadership, giving the illusion that the entire country has moved to the left. Our choices at the ballot box last election were between statists, and more statists.

The Republican party would start winning elections again if it would return to the founding principles, and offer a true conservative alternative, and stop trying to be Democrat Lite.

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