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[Jan. 29th, 2013|09:26 pm]
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Had a bit of a laugh from Glenn beck tonight, driving home from a church class I caught the middle of a conversation, he said he doesn't advocate a third party, but a second, because the repubs and the dems are hard to tell apart these days. Thought it amusing, but apt.

I think I will now call the repubs a half a party from now on, and indeed proceed to advocate the creation of a true second party.

[User Picture]From: spikedpunch
2013-01-30 06:48 am (UTC)


Sadly it has been like this for a long time.
From: actonrf
2013-01-30 07:24 am (UTC)


So true.... and I am referring to the conservative wing as democrat light : all government interference into private affairs you like but lip service to capitalism and individual liberty

Edited at 2013-01-30 08:28 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: kris_schnee
2013-01-30 10:09 pm (UTC)


I heard a little of his show this morning, and he was openly calling for a "third party" then. I think the "second party" rhetoric comes from Reagan, responding to similar complaints by saying we just need to revitalize the GOP.
The other day, "moderate" David Brooks wrote for the NYT that there should be a new Republican wing, one that isn't hung up on actually defending the Constitution or reducing the size of government. I disagree with his conclusion, but his analysis is correct about something important:

" Deep down people have mental maps of reality — embedded sets of assumptions, narratives and terms that organize thinking. Since Barry Goldwater, the central Republican narrative has been what you might call the Encroachment Story: the core problem of American life is that voracious government has been steadily encroaching upon individuals and local communities. The core American conflict, in this view, is between Big Government and Personal Freedom. While losing the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, the flaws of this mentality have become apparent. First, if opposing government is your primary objective, it’s hard to have a positive governing program. The second G.O.P. wouldn’t be based on the Encroachment Story."

The conclusion I draw from his reasoning is that a voting majority doesn't see freedom or the Constitution as particularly important. Why would anyone vote for his Democrat Lite party? If you want someone to run your life for you and promise to take care of you, there's already a party for that, and some of their members are honest about seeing the Constitution as a huge mistake that they're fixing.

So... I say, establish a conservative party of some sort while accepting that our old government is dead, and work toward peaceful secession and block all measures that would flood Texas with new serfs or do anything to disarm citizens. I've already filed for independent voter registration and joined the Texas Nationalist Movement.