Mark Tapscott Asks for Suggestions  

Monday, August 29, 2005

The rebirth of limited government will remain a conservative pipedream as long as the people in charge of the GOP refuse to sober up.

Quite frankly, prior to my last post about a piece by Mark Tapscott (quoted above), I had never heard of him. I am now a regular reader of his material. Count him right up there with Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Paul Jacob, and Mike Adams. In his piece yesterday, he asks if anyone has any suggestions about how to get the Republicans to get back to the conservative agenda they so effectively championed ten years ago.

Truth be told, there is no party that is viable enough to more effectively move the conservative agenda than the Republicans. Unfortunately, as Tapscott points out, Evans' Law has shown itself to be true yet again, "When one of our people gets elected, sooner or later he [or she] stops being one of our people."

Tapscott correctly cites, through the example of the very effective ways addicts are dealt with, what really has to happen in order for the Republicans to straighten up:
Put another way, it's time for an intervention. That's when the family and closest friends and professional associates of an addict confront the abuser with an ultimatum - get sober and get help now ... or else. The presence of the spouse with suitcases packed and the boss with pink slip in-hand helps the abuser realize the consequences of not getting help will be immediate and unpleasant. More than a few lives and careers have been saved over the years by such interventions.

Of course, he also acknowledges that these interventions are not effective 100% of the time, and there will need to be an alternative means of bringing things back under control. The Republicans are in complete control of their destiny, as I said back in April in a comment on Rocker and Sage. Take the time to read the comment. My suggestions are there, at least with regard to how I think all this will go down. Here's an excerpt:
The way I see it today, the Republican Party is in a very unique situation. They are the ones writing the history books right now, as they are the only political party that is really relevant from a political standpoint. They are the ones who are going to be choosing which course of action to take, and it will be very interesting to see what they choose to do.

I would also suggest that it's very important that the Federalists among us consider forming a party within the party, and fully prepare to withdraw, although that may mean the wake-up call will have to wait until more of the more fringe conservatives (such as Libertarian and Constitution Party members) have signed on, or, more likely, until the Democrats' "sui-spiral" has had more time to progress. One way or the other, The Constitution must be re-affirmed.