Alan Keyes Floats Religious Right Third Party
Angry over the GOP’s “surrender in principle on issues of fundamental right like abortion and the rights of the natural family,” Alan Keyes thinks that it may be time for a third party that will represent the far-right.
Keyes, who ran against Barack Obama for US Senate in 2004, said that while all of his “prognostications and predictions I have continually and repeated made about the destructive, anti-American nature and intent of Barack Obama and all those who collaborate with him” have been “confirmed,” Republican politicians “have been either complicit, supine, or AWOL.”
In a Renew America column published yesterday, Keyes writes that just as the Whig Party dissolved over infighting on the issue of slavery, the Republican Party too will collapse due to its inability to stand “against the current tidal wave of godless socialism.”
“It may at times be true: ‘If it ain't broke, don’t fix it.’ But if it's really broke, you don't fix it either, you replace it with something that works,” Keyes adds. “Have Americans forgotten how to replace hijacked political parties?”
The year 2013 has witnessed a virtual cascade of events that have confirmed the prognostications and predictions I have continually and repeated made about the destructive, anti-American nature and intent of Barack Obama and all those who collaborate with him. But those same events have clearly demonstrated that the Obama collaboration includes almost the whole of the GOP's national leadership. From Obamacare to immigration, from enslaving Obamacare mandates to feckless foreign policy debacles, the GOP leaders have been either complicit, supine, or AWOL. They have also shamelessly declared political war on GOP U.S. senators and representatives who have honestly tried to represent the intense opposition to socialist tyranny simmering hot amongst the voters. Obama has usurped the executive power intended to preserve the nation, in order to destroy it. In like manner, the GOP leaders have usurped the political party that is supposed to represent Americans who are loyal to liberty and the Constitution. And they have used their leadership position to belittle, criticize, obstruct, and betray us.
Just as I predicted and warned against Obama's agenda, so in many speeches, articles, and interviews since 2008 I predicted, analyzed, and warned about this pattern of betrayal in the controlling leadership of the GOP. More and more people are joining the chorus of warning and opposition against Obama's tyrannical, communist agenda. They are finally admitting the fatal threat he poses to America's Constitution and liberty.
But too many people remain tragically blind to, or apathetic about, the truth that is the key to thwarting Obama's anti-American putsch. Tyrannical socialism would have no chance of overthrowing the citadel of America's liberty except for the consistent and increasingly bold cooperation of the forces that dominate what is supposed to be the Republican opposition.
In the 19th century, Abraham Lincoln and many others prominent in the rise of the original Republican Party started their political careers as members of the Whig Party. When the Whigs refused to confront the challenge of expanding slavery, or promote the policies needed to exploit the nation's opportunities for economic development, these political leaders left the Whig Party. They accepted the task of representing the voters the Whigs refused to heed.
In our day, where are the political leaders with enough foresight, integrity, and courage to accept the task of effectively representing the voters the GOP's elitist faction leaders are betraying? People like Mitch McConnell and John McCain clearly regard these voters with disdain. They portray authentically American conservative voters as cretins, who deserve to have no choice in politics that truly represents their faith in God and their allegiance to their country's God- acknowledging principles. When people point to GOP politicians like Ted Cruz, I answer them by adapting an old saw ("Your actions speak so loudly, etc."): "These days their party label resounds with so much repeated treachery that I cannot believe in their actions."
The GOP leadership has now firmly conveyed its surrender in principle on issues of fundamental right like abortion and the rights of the natural family. Given this surrender, I find it especially hard to understand how people of faith can go on deluding themselves with false hopes. Such an unprincipled leadership will never allow the GOP to be the ark of America's preservation against the current tidal wave of godless socialism and expedient Machiavellian politics.
It may at times be true: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." But if it's really broke, you don't fix it either, you replace it with something that works. Have Americans forgotten how to replace hijacked political parties? If so, nothing will ever restore their self-government. For when elections offer decent folks no choice that actually represents them, the process of election amounts to nothing more than pitiful decoration for our chains.
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