Hat tip: My friend Bishop Daniel Rea
The good reverend responds to a question via email about his feelings on Cantors defeat.
Cantor and Boehner never were Republicans. They are simply big government liberals who just happened to occasionally vote for other big government ideas and fellow French Republican liberals with an (R) beside their names as opposed to the big government ideas and liberals with the (D) beside their name. Not conservatives or Republicans at all. The party didn’t abandon them it is just in the process of returning to what it was always supposed to be – a party opposed to big government liberalism in all forms. The Tea Party is simply the resurrection of the Reagan principals minus the French Republican support (read liberal Dems who became Republican in opposition to Carter).
You say Republicans are the opposite of what they were and so are liberals. Bear in mind that liberals were Republicans at one time. What was formerly liberal is now conservative. What was formerly conservative is now liberal. This is key to undertstanding what I am saying. Liberals were for free speech, the right to own guns, the right for people to work and live as they choose. Conservatives were the status quo. So are you now saying that conservatives are the new liberals.
The right to free speech, right to dissent, the right not to lose your privacy and live under the thumb of an ever watchful and restrictive government, the right to live as you wish, the right for each person to be an individual, not part of a group or a mindset. A small government that defends liberty of the people and huge government that invades every aspect of life with regulations. What kind of toilet we can buy. What light bulbs we can have in our homes. The kind of automobile we feel is best for our family. So if you believe in those things, why aren't you conservative?
I remember when liberals loved the term 'speaking truth to power.' Now they hate it since they have become the power and dissent has become almost tantamount to a crime. It is conservatives that feel uncomfortable with an intrusive authority, that mourn the fact that it is now permissible by law to kill an American citizen overseas if he is simply 'suspected' of being a terrorist and revoking his right of due process, of collecting info on American citizens, of bringing back 'the enemies list' and using government agencies as weapons against those who speak against you. Of turning over your well-being and allowing the government to decide how insurance should be administered and how much you should pay, and deciding when you have made 'enough' money and who you owe your excess to. Maybe it's liberals that have stopped moving forward.
Let us all recall a few facts. The Demcorat Party is the party of...
... Original wars of attrition begun on lies and doctored intelligence - Korea and Vietnam
...The KKK ("the terrorist wing of the democrat party")
...Blowing up little black girls at church