November 07, 2009

LA Times Opinion-The GOP should dump the neocons (RINOs)

LA Times Opinion-The GOP should dump the neocons

November 7, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Limited-government conservatives have been undermined by big-government neoconservatives.

The founders envisioned a federal government constitutionally limited to defending our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For that to happen, we must have at least one political party that strongly advocates limiting the power of government. For much of the 19th century, that party was the Democrats. For the early part of the 20th century and from the early 1960s through 1988, that party was the Republicans.

Today, it is difficult to find noninterventionists in either party...

...the GOP, it has outwardly abandoned the limited-government principles of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. Little other evidence is needed than the Medicare prescription drug benefit — with its $13-trillion unfunded liability — passed with a strong-arm campaign by the Bush White House and a Republican congressional majority.

What happened to the Republicans? Well, the two Bush presidencies didn't help. Neither did the supply-side movement, focused on tax cuts and economic growth. Supporters of those ideas didn't talk about spending cuts, much less the proper role of government. They had the effect of replacing "liberty" as the motivating force behind the GOP with "growth," a somewhat less-inspiring ideal....


It is important to realize that neocons are not just nation-building, America-first advocates. They like big government across the board. No Child Left Behind, the thinly disguised effort to nationalize education in America, was principally a neocon initiative. Consider this comment from the late Irving Kristol, self-described "godfather" of the neoconservative movement: "Neocons do not feel that kind of alarm or anxiety about the growth of the state in the past century, seeing it as natural, indeed inevitable."


my comment:

Very, very good article, right on the bleeding artery of this Nation. Thank you. Now let us map out a path for the USA to return our Federal Government to Constitutional Law.

Social programs need to be privatized, sent back to the States for their acceptance or demise. Should a National program be wanted, let it form under the wing of the Board of Governors as a voluntary act by each State.

We can roll social security out slowly, by advocating for HSA/IRA program for each State to administer for it's citizens. This will move social security out and will help Americans both obtain an affordable Health Care and create competition in the Medical Field, as well as provide individual control of retirement eliminating SSI.

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