“The conservative movement has been hijacked and turned into a globalist, interventionist, open borders ideology, which is not the conservative movement I grew up with” – Pat Buchanan (from the Magazine “The American Conservative”)
Two of the statements above have been made by leading representatives of the American Conservative branch. As it seems to me, there are two types of Republicans, and two types of Republican voters. There is the open-minded, modern, and libertarian right-wing fraction who are supporters of free trade, open borders, and a responsible foreign policy that dares to stand up for democracy where ever its values are being threatened in the world. Then there is also the Christian fundamentalist branch who advocates strict old-school family values, supports anti-abortion campaigns, and wants to throw a veil over America and withdraw all troops from war-torn places around the world and only concentrate on America itself.
For the most part -the conservative, narrow-minded bone heads in the second version of the party attracts the most voters. There are enough hickory-heads, religious ass-wipes, and rednecks and hicks out there to fill the polls to the max. Sadly tho, these “I believe the world is 9000 years old”- people, are not the brightest bunch of God’s creation. I met one girl who represented this genre of Conservatives quite well. I think she was from Florida. Anyway, these people get stirred by such hate-breeders as Ann Coulter. Seriously Ann, you might have some good points, and I’m sure I hate liberal Jane-Fonda-people as much as you do (I need to see them everyday here in Sweden, think about that before you complain, Ann!), but Ann, how do you think you support ME when I am trying to defend the U.S. back here in Sweden, a country where it is trendy to mock the U.S., a country where it is mainstream attending at anti-American marches, how do you think you help me out here Ann when all you do is personify American ignorance and élitism? Seriously, we, the supporters of Pax Americana and defenders of liberty, need you and your kind as much as we need chafed feet during a bike vacation. I sometimes feel that I need to change shoes Ann, change into a pair of more comfortable shoes in order to avoid my chafed feet that I get from your lunacy.
I am not an expert on American politics, and I do not claim to be pretended as such either, but I think I know a little about it, and I think it is time for the grand ol’ Party to cut the sick branches off in order to save the tree.
I understand that, in order to keep Jane Fonda- people and Swedish-minded left-wing softies away from office, extreme measures need to be taken into consideration. If you want to have the majority of votes in America, you have to win sympathizers among the hickory-heads, religious ass-wipes, and rednecks and hicks that I already mentioned. But is it right to compromise with bad in order to achieve good? Ayn Rand didn’t think so. As she wrote about compromising: “In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit“. I think we can all agree a little bit at least with that and see clearly on the problem we have here – with the Bible belt, candidate Huckabee, anti-humanists like Ann Coulter, and Christian bigoted Conservative Magazines/Think-Tanks such as “The American Conservative”, which depicts Rudy as Hitler and Ron Paul as a threat to the nation etc.
We need a change here. It is time to ask ourselves an unavoidable question; if Conservative rule is spelled bigger State, more intervention in the economy, and a narrow-minded, bigoted view on people’s own private choices, if all this is true, if Republicans in power have failed so utterly to promote libertarian ideals, would libertarians better advance their cause by supporting Democrats at the polls?