Disgruntledpatriot's Blog

July 9, 2009

Political Parties and Their Negative Impact on America

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 2:28 pm

One of the major political issues that I think is ruining this country is the existence of political parties.  Even one of our founding fathers, George Washington thought the idea of political parties to be ruinous to the country when he said “They [political parties] serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation, the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community.”  Looking at the field of politics today it is evident that he was right.  We as Americans cannot even have a discussion anywhere near the realm of politics without a sense of party affiliation getting in the way, and many times causing arguments that would otherwise not happen.  People can’t express their opinion without being categorized as a member of one party or another.  Many uniformed Americans vote based on party affiliation and not the facts or stance of the candidate, and I know very few people that can say they agree 100% with the doctrine of their chosen party.

Take me for example, one might assume that I am a conservative republican based on my views, but would be surprised to know that I agree with some form of gun control to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and the legally insane.  I think the federal government should be as small as possible and support state’s rights, and keep spending down.  I also think that we should have a strong military, and try to support freedom and democracy wherever it rears it’s head around the world.  I think the President’s job is to uphold the Constitution, not to find ways around it.  I believe in a woman’s right to choose, but I do not like the idea of late term abortions, except in emergency situations.  I think we should take care of domestic terrorists as violently and diligently as we go after foreign ones.  I categorize domestic terrorists as those that would kill an abortion doctor, those that would walk into a museum to kill randomly, those that walk into schools and shoot at students, and those that would burn property in protest against global warming.  I believe in responsible use of our natural resources, but I denounce the idea of climate change as fraudulent science designed to create a multi-billion dollar a year ‘green’ business.  I think politicians get paid too much, and they should be held responsible for their crimes, and I do not like the idea of paying for their health care for the rest of their lives.  I think people should work for what they have, not get it handed to them from the government, and I do not think I should have to pay taxes so some illegal immigrant can have free health care.  I think immigration is a good idea, but we should have strong borders for the safety of our people and country.  I also do not believe that we can live in this world, in the state it is in, and remain isolationist.  We will have to fight someone, sometime, for something.  Until you can convince the rest of the world that peace is the answer I want to live in a country that has the capability, strength, and military to win any war at any time, and a conscious to use that force responsibly.  I also believe (and I will probably get some great hate mail for this one) that affirmative action was a very bad idea.  It is disrespectful to the people it is supposed to help, and detrimental to the idea of being an American.  The better man or woman should get what they worked hard for.  The overturning of Judge Sotomayor’s ruling in the case of those fireman was a great step.  It is not racist if everyone is given the same test, and the only ones that pass it are white.  It would also not be racist if the only ones that passed it were black, latino, asian, or what have you.

Bottom line, I think everyone out there is like me, not in what they believe specifically, but that everyone has a mix of ‘conservative’ and ‘liberal’ values, and we need to come together and realize we are all Americans.  Our political parties have everything to gain from the strife that having parties brings to this country to begin with.  They will never really work for us as long as we remain separated on one simple fact, those clowns in Washington work for us!  We have to stop arguing, and start paying attention.  I don’t care how liberal you are, you really can’t think that spending more money than you have is a good idea.   I don’t care how conservative you are, you have to believe that some progression in society is necessary for the advancement of our quality of life.  Wouldn’t we all like to see less government influence in our lives?  Educate yourselves ladies and gentlemen, talk, debate, you may be surprised to find out that us average Americans have more in common than not, even if we belong to different ‘parties’.  I will leave you with a story that I received in my email written by a young college student named Jerome Hudson.  He wrote this article, and I received it in my email from Glenn Beck’s newsletter.

“While attending a black fraternity party, I recently learned it’s a bad idea to profess one’s affinity for Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity.

Worse, according to current polls, it appears I may be the only black 22 year old in America who will be voting for Sen. John McCain.

It’s not that I was unaware that being a black conservative Republican puts me in the ultimate “minority.”   After all, Shelby Steele’s classic article “ The Loneliness of the Black Conservative” has become an article of faith that I’ve all but committed to memory.

But I guess I had made the mistake of buying into all that liberal yammering about being “open minded” and supporting “diversity” that I’d deluded myself into believing that a civil, discussion about the herd-like ideological mentality of so many of my contemporaries suffer from was possible.

Boy, was I wrong.  Big time!

My official “Negro” card got stripped away.  I instantly lost my “blackness.”  And now, consequently, I now am greeted with this: “Hey, y’all, here comes The Black Republican.”

And that’s when I think to myself, Hmmm…so this is how it feels to be an “Uncle Tom.”

Still, being labeled “The Black Republican” is undoubtedly a promotion from: “Hey, why are you dressed so nice?  You got a job interview or something?”  Or, worse, “Man, why are you talking like that?  You sound white?  Who do you think you are?  A conservative Kanye West?”

But my path to ideological emancipation began where all the most important things always begin—with my father and mother.  Growing up, my Army drill sergeant father was a firm believer in tough love.  My parents instilled in us Christian values.  But I believe that first part—having an involved mother and father—was critical.  With 70% of all black babies being born out-of-wedlock, it’s no wonder black poverty remains entrenched, welfare has become a way of life, and that many of my fellow young black male counterparts choose gangsta life over college.

But it wasn’t until college that I realized I had been ensnared in what John McWhorter calls the “Cult of Victimology.”  One of my professor’s pointed me toward a world of literature I’d never been introduced to:  Thomas Sowell, John McWhorter, Shelby Steele, Star Parker, Angela McGlowan, Larry Elder, Walter Williams—they obliterated the Leftist foolishness that floods my community.

It was then that my eyes were opened to the truth, a truth that my father was willing to give his life for, a truth that hundreds of thousands of American soldiers have paid the ultimate price to pass on to future generations.  And that truth is this: America remains the greatest country that God gave to man.

So imagine me, a member of various organizations that largely consist of young black Americans, most of whom are womb to the tomb Democrats and liberals, speaking openly about the many opportunities and blessings we enjoy in our great nation and refuting Michelle Obama’s supposition that America is a “downright mean place..”

Can you say…..social suicide?

“So Jerome,” the partygoers asked, “you’re REALLY a Republican?!”

Duh!

Of course I’m a Republican!  And your great grandparents were too!

Yes, I’m a member of the Anti-Slavery Party, the party responsible for: the 13th (abolished slavery), 14th (gave former slaves full citizenship rights), the 15th Amendment (gave slaves voting rights), the Civil Rights Act of 1871(protecting southern blacks from the Ku Klux Klan), the Reconstruction Acts, and the 1866, 1875, 1957, 1960, and 1964 Civil Rights Acts.

And no, my brothers and sisters, yesterday’s southern Democrats are NOT today’s Republicans!  If so, former Klansman, Sen. Robert Byrd—the highest ranking senate Democrat and President Pro-Tempore of the Senate—apparently didn’t get the memo and forgot to switch parties.

But it’s more than just the history.  I’m proud to stand for self-empowerment, personal responsibility, strong family values, small government, low taxes, free markets, a strong military, and individual achievement etc.

And don’t even get me started on which side stands up for the precious 1.4 million unborn children (32% of whom are black), who will be casualties in the war inside the womb.  When I see these so-called “black leaders” bashing conservatives for “racist policies,” I wonder how they justify cheering on the political team who proudly defends the annihilation of 13 million black children since 1973.

And conservatives don’t care about black people?    I don’t think so!

No, I think I’ll ride with the team who says enough with the welfare cancer that has destroyed people’s innate desire to achieve.  Yes, I’ll ride with the folks who respect me enough to consider me their equal and not insult me with Affirmative Action racism.  Yeah, I’ll ride with the gang who would rather create effective policies than emotional “feel good” symbolism that robs individuals of their desire to aspire.

So while it may take a little getting used to walking into college parties where I’m known as “The Black Republican,” I now realize I am a newly inducted member of a rich tradition of ideologically emancipated black conservatives.  And guess what? I’m more than cool with that.   I’m proud, actually.

“The conservative Kanye West”?

Hmmm….

Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?”

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1 Comment »

  1. A problem that we face is that the two existing majority parties are so ingrained in American politics that it will take another large party to oust one or both of them. This is why I joined the largest third party, the Libertarian Party. They are, at least in principle, minarchists.

    I noticed that there were a couple of things left out. These are my opinions on those:

    1) government education – government should not, at any level, whatsoever be involved in education.
    2) drugs – people should be able to inject enriched uranium into their bodies if they want to do so. Drug use is a personal choice.
    3) marriage – people should be able to marry trees if they want to, there should be no federal tax benefit for married couples

    I do have to disagree about abortion. I feel there should be a clinic on every corner. The problem is that popular religion has crept into law, which would probably leave our founders aghast.

    Comment by Ike D — July 10, 2009 @ 10:19 am | Reply


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