For most of American history, stability of government has been accompanied by turbulent partisan politics, characterized by two opposing dominant parties. Our Founding Fathers for the most part did not foresee this. However, a two-party system developed in the early 1790s, during George Washington’s first presidential term. The Federalist Party, led by Alexander Hamilton, favored banking and financiers, development of industry, infrastructure improvements, and most significantly, a strong role for the Executive Branch and the Presidency.
The opposing Democratic-Republican Party led by Thomas Jefferson, favored agrarian interests and an agrarian-dominant society, opposed big business and financial interests, and most fundamentally, advocated a Congress-dominated government and states rights, with a weaker role for the President and the Executive Branch.
During the two-term presidency of James Monroe (1817-1825) national political consensus grew so strong the nation entered a short-lived ” Era of Good Feelings ” and the Federalist Party essentially withered and ceased to exist.
Thus as this temporary era of strong national consensus ended in the late 1820s, the first major political party realignment began.
As that alignment solidified into the Whigs and the Democrats, the Democrat party elected Andrew Jackson as President in 1828.
During the ” Era of Jacksonian Democracy, it was the Democrats, during the Antebellum generation from 1828-1854 who championed the ” common folk “, agrarian frontier interests and opposed banks, rich industrialists and financiers of infrastructure. The Whig Party essentially favored and promoted these same interests Democrats opposed. Ironically however, the Whigs favored Congressional dominance and strict construction/interpretation of the Constitution while Jacksonian Democrats favored a strong Presidency and Executive Branch.
By 1854, America was moving darkly toward civil war. The issues of states’ rights and slavery were dividing and fragmenting Democrats and Whigs alike. The Democrat Party survived and was dominant in the South for the next century. The Whigs, whose remaining strength was in the North but fractured over slavery and westward expansion, was abandoned by its leaders and the rank-and-file alike for the new Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln.
Although the current two-party alignment of Republicans and Democrats has existed for 160 years, this writer strongly contends that another major party realignment appears imminent; it definitely appears urgently necessary. Party platforms, policies and visions have at times shifted dramatically. A recent example being the South, having shifted from solidly Democrat as late as 1964, to solidly Republican since the late 20th Century.
Given the leftist drift of the Democrats and a rightward conservative shift of the Republican electorate over the past 25 years, America has again become ” a nation divided against itself “. The most recent seven years of the arrogant, lawless and treasonous Obama administration has been disastrously aided and abetted by the establishment, dominant wing of the Republican Party in Congress. For three successive elections; 2010, 2012 and 2014, GOP candidates for House and Senate were elected on promises to stop the lawless, treasonous “President ” Obama. Each time post-election, most notably after capturing solid GOP majorities in both houses of Congress in 2014, tough but hollow talk of stopping Obama continued. To the utter dismay and disgust of tens of millions of conservative voters who sent them to Washington ” with conservative portfolio “, nothing of substance has ever been acted upon or enacted to stop Obama’s socialist, Muslim-friendly “wrecking ball” agenda. Americans, especially conservatives, are exasperated and increasing numbers are ready to quit the GOP and join a new and Constitutional Conservative party.
Evangelist Franklin Graham publicly quit the GOP this week. Millions of Conservatives are desperate to save America. Conservatives watched as Obama’s administration tore America asunder day by day. Conservatives also watched-and became increasingly enraged, as the GOP-led, GOP majority in Congress sat on their ” Jack-and-Jenny Asses ” and figuratively ” sucked their thumbs “, granting Obama a clear path to freely continue his wanton, deviant and evil destruction of America.
The worsening conservative-liberal political divide has now been exacerbated by a rapidly deepening divide between the Republican and Conservative electorate and the Establishment Republicans in Congress who have utterly betrayed them. Without an electorate to support it, a political party cannot survive. The establishment GOP dominating Congress is allowing Obama to run over these Congressional wimps like a rogue elephant.
The second ominous and dangerous development further exacerbating the deep political divide in America, is the alarming and arrogant drift toward fascism/fascist-style collaboration, within both Democrats and Establishment Republicans. Eerily similar to the sinister deals made with promise of obscene profits, corporations and financial institutions in exchange for political power by Hitler in 1930s prewar Nazi Germany, are the sinister corporate and financial alliances being made in America today. In the sinister style of Fascism, both Democrats and Establishment Republicans are controlled by Corporate giants including high-tech industries, by Wall Street banks and finance industry giants. This sinister alliance of the wealthy elites with the dominant leadership of both parties is such an evil alliance it is driving incredibly destructive policies. Deliberately importing Muslim immigrants, among whom are terrorists; uncontrolled illegal immigration; out of control deficit spending; ruthless gutting of our military; a tax system and a corrupt IRS so unfairly squeezing our middle class that it is immoral are but selected examples. This evil, fascist-style collaboration has also used “Obamacare” and ” No Child Left Behind ” to destroy our health care and public education systems.
Our government in Washington now become a “defacto one-party rule “, and ” defacto one-party fascism.
As 2016 approaches, the deep political divide among American citizens and voters is clearly exacerbated by the deep schism between the Republican electorate and our elected ” Establishment” Republicans. The Congressional GOP members who arrogantly refuse to listen or to act according to either public will or public interest, and who now openly and shamelessly collaborate with Democrats and the Obama administration, have ” thumbed their elitist noses ” at Conservative America.
In a loud and clear testament to the rising fury over this Congressional betrayal, Americans sent a powerful message of warning. That warning came through the meteoric and unprecedented rise to the top of the GOP candidate field three presidential aspirants who never have held any political office.
Earlier this month before Christmas Recess, 313 members of the House and Senate, both Democrats and Republicans, combined forces to overwhelmingly pass into law a $2 trillion spending bill that gifted the Obama administration virtually everything on his evil agenda on the proverbial ” silver platter “. Funding for corrupt Planned Parenthood; for mass immigration of “refugees” and others from Muslim countries; funding for illegal immigration processing centers for the massive flow over our southern border; more deficit spending to bankrupt America’s economy; it includes everything destructive imaginable. Only 122 votes – 95 in the House and 27 in the Senate- were cast against it. Every angry American conservative and American patriot should pore over the names of the yea and nay voters and memorize them! Meanwhile, terror attacks and violent crimes committed by illegal aliens run rampant aside a do-nothing GOP Congress, which sits idly by a gun-grabbing, illegitimate ” President ” Obama.
American conservatives and patriots, full of outrage and seeking to trailblaze a new path, must form a new political party, electing citizen statesmen and stateswomen who will fulfill their promises and honor those who elected them. As millions of those American Patriots and conservatives board the “Constitution Train” bound for a new party and a renewed America, Republican Party members of Congress should heed ” last call”. Election year 2016 is the last chance for the GOP, and for its “Establishment Wing “, it may already be too late. After 160 years major political party realignment is coming. The ” Constitution Train “, with perhaps 100 + million conservatives and patriots, spoiling for a fight, are boarding, and that train is about to leave the station!
If our traitors and cowards in the fascist “Establishment Wing ” of the GOP Congress are left behind, the Republican Party will be righteously replaced and unceremoniously dumped onto the ash heap of history. American Patriots and conservatives will unite for a new political party and unite for a renewed America. As Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy declared and we paraphrase from 1863 and 1961; ” America will experience a new birth of freedom “, and, ” here on earth, God’s work must truly be our own “.
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