Republicans and American “Conservatives” have a problem: they have forgotten their own history. This leads them to believe they believe the same things as our founders when reality may prove this is not necessarily the case. Sadly, Republicans and ‘Conservatives” are just as well inoculated against any honest attempt to remove the scales from their eyes as our friends on the Left. If you are a Republican or a “Conservative” and you are reading this, I would suspect you are not pleased with the tone of this post so far – and that is exactly what I mean when I say you have been inoculated. Those Americans who think of themselves as being on the Right (where ‘Right” is understood to mean small, limited government) generally like to think of themselves as being open minded, tolerant and reasonable. But if this is the case, why would my words cause a negative reaction with so many Republicans and/or “Conservatives?’ But they do, and they do so because they have been conditioned to reject any opposition to their beliefs out of hand – just like they accuse the Left of doing. SO where am I going with this? Here, let me show you by taking you on a quick tour of history.
Whether you consider yourself to be on the Left or the Right of the American political spectrum, ask yourself how many of the following quotes you would agree with:
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.
The one absolute certain way to bring this nation to ruin … would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.
If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on his fellow man a responsibility which is not theirs.
To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.
We cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure. Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his capacity.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.