A Man, A Plan, Outlaw: @ProteinWisdom
Jeff Goldstein has come up with a plan to eventually take back control of the national government.
It’s the best one I’ve seen so far.
A few highlights:
There is no saving the GOP. So while I’m happy to vote for solid conservatives I can trust who run under the GOP party banner, it’s time for a kind ofthird party challenge — without necessarily requiring us to adopt an official third party. Here’s my thinking: we run TEA Party conservatives in Republican primaries. But when they win, they cease referring to themselves as Republicans (though they’ll run as such) and refer to themselves only as committed constitutionalists and protectors of individual liberty and equality of opportunity, and defenders against an overweening regulatory state and federal intrusion into your bathrooms, your lunch rooms, your vending machines, your restaurants, and so on.
I’ve been saying this for who knows how long know here, but let me repeat it again: losing more slowly is still losing. Radical measures must be taken. There will be no more voting for the lesser of two evils.
And from later in his post:
Additional money and seed capital should be sought to build and promote a cable news network to compete with FOX. FOX has become the outlet for the establishment GOP to help shape the debate in “conservative” circles, with Karl Rove and every other Bushie sucking all the oxygen out of the individual sovereignty / constitutionalist agenda. Panels of “conservative” experts promote things like fiscal cliff surrenders, or continuing resolution surrenders, or capitulations on “taxes on the rich,” and so on — all while trying to relegate those who oppose these abrogations of principle as “purists” or “True Believers” with hairy feet and a desire to rape and pillage the language like rhetorical Visigoths.
If I still advocated concerning ourselves with trying to take back control of the national government, I would back Jeff’s plan all the way because I think it is a well-reasoned scheme for doing so.
The only reason I cannot support it is that I strongly believe that the national government is beyond hope of being saved. As I wrote yesterday over at my place [regarding speculations by conservatives and Classical Liberals on the elections of 2014 and 2016]:
Let’s say we maintain the control of the House and gain it in the Senate and then in 2016 elect a President. Will any of them do what it takes to really make things right? Will they weed-out and fire all of the subversive bureaucrats who infest every nook and cranny of the Federal Leviathan? Because that’s what it would take. [added today:
Whoever we elected would need to be armed with napalm and not afraid to
I just don’t see it happening. The national government has grown too large and has been so thoroughly infected with Bureaucratitis and Lefticus Thinkicus that the patient must be declared terminal. Heck, if I were on a Death Panel, I’d refuse authorization for treatment.
Any hope we have lies in taking control in several of the Several States and mounting a federalist resistance to the Left.
So don’t waste your time on the national government because time is running out.
Further, we only have so much time, energy, and materials that we can call on in waging our fight – best to be economical in our use of them.
Refugium inveniemus in provinciis.