Thursday, August 30, 2012
FRSFreeStateNow: Reason TV: Senator Rand Paul's RNC Speech and the Future of the Republican Party
Senator Rand Paul and his Classical Conservatism or Libertarianism is the future of the Republican Party. If they are to remain a major Political Party, which is still a big if right now, as America has moved left on Social Issues and the GOP has moved right across the board. Especially with Neoconservatives now running the GOP, if the GOP were to combine its Fiscal Conservatism. Of decentralizing the Federal Government, to go along with a party that believes in Civil Liberties and Individual Freedom and not just Economic Freedom but Social Freedom as well. Then Classical Conservatives and Libertarians will come back to the GOP and the Rick Santorum Neoconservatives of the World. The Big Government Republicans will have less influence, Independents would take another look at the GOP, that this is a party thats going. To keep my taxes down, protect my Civil Liberties and stay out of my bedroom. Then the GOP will be able to compete with the Democratic Party thats in position to do very well in the next ten years. Especially as we become more Liberal-Libertarian as a country on Social Issues and we become more diverse as a country both racially and ethnically.
This is the only way the Republican Party can avoid becoming a Third Party, as long as they are a Economically Conservative. But a Socially Authoritarian party that tries to tell people who they can sleep with, when they can sleep with that person, who they can marry what they can watch on TV. What they can do in the privacy of their own homes, how they can live their own lives etc, a party that stays out of your wallet, meaning it doesn't take any more money from you. But shares your home with you and tells you what you can do in it, they are going to continue to lose young people and minorities to the Democratic Party, as their current coalition of voters dies off. Which is not a winning strategy.