Friday, March 19, 2010

Deemed disarrayed

After shining much-needed light on Republicans' smoke screens, this seems like the right time to quote Will Rogers:
"I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat."
From then 'til now and forevermore, the Democratic Party is the quintessential circular firing squad. The moment that Democrats awaken to find themselves in the majority, they pull out their self-sabotage checklist, fragment into feuding factions and sprint away from whatever it was that swept them into power.

I'm independent, by no means rooting for dominance by any political party, but for some reason it irks me that Democrats could FUBAR a free lunch.

While the GOP feeds and waters its white-rural-conservative-evangelical-NASCAR base, Dems like to tout the diversity of their "big tent." The result of doing business under a big tent is, naturally, a circus, a left-of-center political party that stands for so many things that it stands for nothing at all -- not the Constitution, not the rule of law and not the best interests of this country.

(Don't get cocky, Republicans -- your party serves us no better.)

Democrats try, incredibly, to convince us that their disarray is proof that diversity is their strength. That doesn't quite explain why they're still scrambling for votes on health-care reform, forced to use a procedural device to give it a snowball's chance of passing.

It's entertaining, at least to me, to see a political party crippled by the same force that can save our country -- independence, which is poison to partisans and the lifeblood of patriots.

We know how important "
other" voters were to the outcome of the 2008 presidential election, for instance, and our numbers continue to grow at the expense of the two dominant parties. Now the People must start choosing other candidates, too. Once we do we'll rebuild our nation on a firm foundation.

The Republican Party, the present-day equivalent of the
Thought Police, actually discourages true independence. There's no place for it under the Democratic Party's tattered tent, either.

And that's just fine. We know who we are -- independent American citizen-patriots, holding fast to our principles but rejecting ideologies, bound to country before party, cherishing liberty and defending freedom, the Constitution our platform -- and we don't need a political party to define us.

We, the People, already have a home.