RINO (Republican-in-name-only) – This is the name reserved for a Republican that acts more like a Democrat than a Republican. It’s fitting really. In this country, we seem to have liberals, conservatives, elephants, jackasses… and then there are Rino’s – definitely one of the more dangerous of the bunch because it can be so hard to tell what side they are really on and because of how much damage they can really do.
It’s not really a “bad” name so much as simply calling a spade a spade. Great examples of a RINO might include a Republican that almost left the Republican Party in 2001 after negotiating with Daschle and the Democratic party or a Republican that cast a vote to derail a Republican effort to undo Obamacare. Other great examples could include a Republican who flip-flops on things like abortion, gay marriage and religion whenever public perception is critical. Of course, my favorite… a Republican that co-authored a campaign-finance reform bill that was excessively damaging for conservatives and overwhelming supported by Democrats for all the wrong reasons.
See what I mean? I like seeing the truth for what it is and I’m not a big fan of party politics anyway because I think it blinds too many to certain truths. The truth is often ironic though. Like with this little vent session… the truth is that the examples I just provided all describe the same man. The sad reality is that across this nation, people are celebrating the life of that man and calling him a great man and hero because everyone has already forgotten about his deeds. (Discuss revisionist history that I’m not even going to waste my time on here.)
Can you tell that I don’t like the guy? Now, in his defense, I have a hard time seeing a difference between too many Republicans and Democrats these days either. They are both essentially a false-choice anyway; meaning that you cannot really choose one without sacrificing yourself. Let me show you what I mean.
Democrats were all about keeping illegal immigrants out of the country and once they made a convincing case and talked the Republicans into going along with it, they were suddenly against it. Republicans gave ground and now they are the bad guys. Democrats are willing to kill babies but don’t want to flip the switch on adults. Republicans are Pro-Life but love a good hanging. I think the Democrats are racist (as hinted to at the beginning of this paragraph and because of things like this). The Democrats have a crazy racist past (keeping in mind that as many as 300 delegates during the 1924 Democrat convention were card-carrying Klansmen) but Democrats still want to tell everyone that the parties switched in spite of the fact that most Democrats continued to vote Democrat after the Civil Rights movement. Republicans want to talk about the importance of the Constitution but try to shove religion down everyone’s throats; keeping in mind the U.S.A is NOT a Christian nation – at least according to the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, Signed at Tripoli… which states quite clearly that “the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” Meanwhile, Democrats are all about pushing socialist agenda on the basis of “sharing” while at the same time, calling conservatives “fascists” – which is ironic because fascism was created by socialists… murdering ass-hats that actually have zero interest in sharing.
It’s so unbelievably stupid. Of course I see the two parties as a false choice. If you support one thing you have to compromise on another. It’s silly. Why do so many need a party to tell them what to think anyway? So perhaps it really is six of one and a half a dozen of the other at this point. The truth is that my little list there goes on and on and on. I’m sure if you gave it some thought, you can see what I mean. But there is one thing that we must all know for sure, and that is that the man I described in the beginning was definitely NOT conservative. That brings up an interesting point.
In my opinion, one of the biggest mistakes that most people make is confusing conservatism with Republicanism. They are in fact, very different. Examples provided by United Liberty include how “a Republican is pro-business, while a conservative is pro-free enterprise. A Republican believes that the Federal Government should solve the problems of education. A conservative believes that the federal government has no role in education. A Republican believes that the national military should intervene when favorable to American-based international corporations. A conservative believes that international corporations become so at their own risk and should not ask taxpayers to pay for their international expansions. Republicans are proud of their Congressmen bringing home federal pork contracts, while conservatives are disgusted at the abuse of Congressional power to direct funds and spend money that should have originated and been directed from the private sector. Republicans will support a liberal Republican because it’s good for the Party. Conservatives will never support a liberal, because it’s bad for the country…” and so on and so forth.
To me it’s rather simple: just remember that not all Republicans are conservative. Some are… just not all of them are. In fact, I would say that you’ll probably find more conservatives in the Libertarian party than you would in the Republican party. Personally, I lean conservative (though I’m an independent – probably a Conservative Jeffersonian by definition) and I believe that everyone has the Rights that are listed out in the Bill of Rights – regardless of where you might be in the world or what status you might hold. Here comes some more truth…
A Republican might beg to differ and say that non-citizens are not privy to such rights. A Democrat might beg to differ and say that not even citizens should have such rights. And that’s why I don’t care about what either of them say – because they are both wrong.
The truth is that those Rights are unalienable… which means they cannot be licensed, altered, adjusted, traded or taken away. The very principle demonstrates the division from ANY government and I have written about this numerous times. And guess what? So did our Founders! As Jefferson said to Madison – “Let me add that a bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against EVERY GOVERNMENT ON EARTH, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.”
So ask yourself… has a Republican put regulations on a Right? Of course they have. Has a Democrat put regulations on a Right? Of course they have. Has government continued to grow in size regardless of what party is in power? Of course it has.
Any TRUE conservative knows and appreciates this truth as well as its application. The same cannot be said for Republicans who merely parrot talking points and perpetuate big government through various oppositions of the other side. Which ironically sounds alarmingly like most Democrats who also perpetuate big government in their quest to blame the opposition while advancing total government control.
One of these days… the PEOPLE are going to wake up to some of these truths and they are going to be PISSED! Maybe it will be when they discover that inflation has robbed them of their wealth. Perhaps it will be when someone picks up a history book and reads about an 1895 U.S. Supreme Court decision titled Pollock v. Farmers Loan Trust Co. Or maybe it will be when the people realize that government agents such as police and military refuse to either uphold their oath and defend the Constitution or actually read it in the first place – especially considering that there isn’t a single Right in the Bill of Rights that is not currently being infringed upon.
Jefferson also said “I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. The late rebellion in Massachusets has given more alarm than I think it should have done. Calculate that one rebellion in 13 states in the course of 11 years, is but one for each state in a century and a half. No country should be so long without one. Nor will any degree of power in the hands of government prevent insurrections.”
I don’t know what it will be or when it will be but I know it can’t be too much longer. Sometimes I have hope but then sometimes I think that it might be a while. I saw a video today where Pete Davidson was talking trash on reading. Yup! He was literally talking trash about reading books. What an idiot!
Yeah… that’s pretty cool Pete. I can’t believe how cool you are. Nothing screams “cool” like someone who doesn’t read and would rather have someone speak words to you. Your Chad “character” makes a lot more sense now.
Anyway… it’s a pretty sad state of affairs if you ask me. The people of this country buy almost anything the media puts out (in brainwash form), the liberals are super angry about something that many cannot even articulate and too many think that growth is perpetual even though many in the middle class continue to notice there is more month at the end of each check.