posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 07:11 PM
reply to post by bozzchem
Here is my problem with your point of view. I am a Republican, I am also a John Bircher, and do not need to feel ‘accepted’, I am just a realist.
Fact is we have two parties, always have and always will, accept it or give up. If you are seeking reformer it is always best to reform the insides of
the structure than run abandon it altogether.
Do I agree with even half of the GOP policies? Nope. I think they have given up on limited government individualism and defense of Western
civilization for the political status quo. They say what needs to be said to get them into office then act just like any other beltway politician. I
don’t agree with John Bohner, Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor, or any of the party leadership.
So why do I stay with the party? Because its philosophical foundation is what I hold dear, I believe in what was and what can be. It’s always easier
to declare “mission failed” and walk away, but I am here for the long haul. Leaving the party will do one thing; lock your ideas out of politics.
That is the result of leaving whichever party you lean towards. Independents are ignored, simple as that. So if you want your ideas heard you must be
within one of the two parties so you, en masse with others, can change the policies of said party.
We have open primaries where anyone can run, no one is appointed in a primary. Anyone can insert their ideas into a party using the primary process.
No one is going to hear you if your candidacy is Independent… unless you are filthy rich.
So call me whatever you want but I consider myself a realist and seek reform. Only way to reform the system is from within unless you want to change
the Constitution to eliminate the electoral college, which I don’t.