Via Gateway Pundit, I just discovered this excellent new site and resource for all Americans who are horrified by excessive government spending and overreach. Bankrupting America is a sobering look at what the ruling class — so eloquently and exceptionally detailed in Angelo M. Codevilla’s American Spectator piece (the same article Rush Limbaugh devoted much of a recent broadcast to extolling) — has wrought upon our great nation.
Codevilla’s lengthy article is well worth every patriot’s time and consideration; I cannot recommend it enough, though I will admit it took me until today to read it in full, after having listened to Limbaugh’s analysis on the EIB network. Even for those of us “country class” members who’ve been playing close attention and fighting the excesses of a bloated federal government all along, there’s much to be learned in terms of how we arrived at this point in America. Hint: Woodrow Wilson plays a big role, as does the Republican Party establishment that considered Goldwater and Reagan “rebels”.
Click on the link above for the entire piece, but here’s an excerpt:
Certainly the country class lacks its own political vehicle — and perhaps the coherence to establish one. In the short term at least, the country class has no alternative but to channel its political efforts through the Republican Party, which is eager for its support. But the Republican Party does not live to represent the country class. For it to do so, it would have to become principles-based, as it has not been since the mid-1860s. The few who tried to make it so the party treated as rebels: Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. The party helped defeat Goldwater. When it failed to stop Reagan, it saddled his and subsequent Republican administrations with establishmentarians who, under the Bush family, repudiated Reagan’s principles as much as they could. Barack Obama exaggerated in charging that Republicans had driven the country “into the ditch” all alone. But they had a hand in it. Few Republican voters, never mind the larger country class, have confidence that the party is on their side. Because, in the long run, the country class will not support a party as conflicted as today’s Republicans, those Republican politicians who really want to represent it will either reform the party in an unmistakable manner, or start a new one as Whigs like Abraham Lincoln started the Republican Party in the 1850s.
This echoes Lee Cary’s American Thinker piece I linked to yesterday, which issued a stern warning to the GOP to get back to its basics or risk the emergence of a viable third party. With every fiber of my being, I hope and pray that when the 2010 Midterm Elections usher in a wave of new, commonsense conservative representation that those who’ve been entrusted by grassroots activists to do right by America and our Constitution fulfill their promise; I am not as optimistic as Lee in believing a third party will do anything other than to solidify the scope and reach of the power-hungry “ruling class”.
Everyday Americans want leadership that truly reveres and adheres to the United States Constitution — not pays it lip service while ripping it (and our freedoms) to shreds.
In case there are any readers who are still laboring under the delusion that the Democrats have not controlled congress since January, 2007 or that the Obama Administration hasn’t outspent every prior presidential administration from George Washington to George Bush (who, while I respect him in many ways, is still part of the RINO/blue-blood/ruling class branch of the GOP), please get the facts at the Bankrupting America site. And if I have any readers who actually believe government knows best and is a good steward of our money, the video below should shatter that illusion — at least for intellectually honest people:
Get angry, get motivated and get involved. Our freedom depends on it.