How the GOP wrings decency out of lawmakers. Despite Phyllis Schlafly’s tragically outdated protest to the contrary, America is not “a two-party country.” Thanks to the elitist faction’s deadly choke-hold on the GOP, dutifully applied by the party’s quisling leadership, we have already degenerated into a one-faction dictatorship.
Harry Truman is famously associated with the story about a farmer who keeps hitting a donkey in the head with a two-by-four before barking a command at him. These days, the SPCA would surely want such a farmer brought up on charges for practicing cruelty to animals. Sadly, middle- and working-class conservatives still deluded enough to keep investing hope, time, and their increasingly scarce financial resources in the GOP’s rigged casino are being treated much like that farmer’s jackass.
The faction presently in control of the GOP smacks them in the head with some ever-more egregious betrayal of what are supposed to be the party’s views, just before ordering them to “assume the position” for their votes to be harvested at election time.
I greatly admire Phyllis Schlafly’s record of courage and persistence as a champion in the fight against leftist policies and the mind-numbing cant that promotes them. She and others like her have dedicated their lives to the cause of conserving the essential character and institutions of America’s constitutional republic. But it’s long past time for them to accept the fact that the GOP (Grand Old Party) has become a DUD (Destructive Unconscionable Deception), i.e., a big ol’ lie.
The history of the 20th century is littered with the corpses of decent human beings who fell prey to the triumph of such “big lies.” If conservative voters “assume the position” even one more time, the decent liberty of the American people is likely to be among the first such casualties of the 21st century.
By Alan Keyes
Full Article at: http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/keyes/150113