It’s no secret that there is a deep sense of disquiet about the deterioration of our country as we approach the 4th of July festivities. 237 years ago, the Continental Congress adopted the 1338-word Declaration of Independence in which we declared, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
237 years later, we find all of our founding principles under assault. The signers of our sacred founding documents would roll over in their graves if they were forced to witness the actions of our politicians and courts.
We have a federal government that can now coerce us to buy health insurance, but they evidently lack the authority to recognize marriage as a marriage. Men in black robes are on the cusp of inciting lawsuits against those of us who wish to be free of the decedent agenda of the left.
We have a federal government that is spending its time and resources catering to illegal aliens and their foreign lobbies while attacking the states that wish to preserve our sovereignty.
We have thousands of bureaucrats working for agencies with the power to monitor, tax, and regulate every aspect of our personal lives and businesses – agencies that are completely foreign to the governance model established by our framers.
We have a rogue administration that seeks to destroy our military from within and pursue a reckless policy of unilateral disarmament.
Taken as a whole, we have a group of fringe radicals who have taken over our government and civil societal institutions with the purpose of infringing upon our liberties, dismantling our free markets, erasing our borders, attenuating our values, and appeasing our enemies.
Yet, the leaders of the party that was supposed to defend and protect the Republic – the Republican Party – are either complicit in the assault on our values or completely inept in combating the truculent forces behind it. They refuse to fight for our traditional values. They are attached to the hip with Chuck Schumer in pursuit of open borders and perpetual amnesty. They campaign against Obamacare and profligate spending, yet they vote for massive omnibus bills that funded Obamacare and ensured that the budget will never be balanced. They work in tandem with local parochial interests to ensure that the people of some of our most conservative districts are only represented by supporters of big-government dependency and special-interest politics in the future.
The party faithful are sick of confronting the choice of voting for the lesser of two evils. Many are asking if it’s time for a third party.
At The Madison Project we are pursuing a different agenda. We feel that it’s time to make them start the third party. This is our party; we comprise the overwhelming majority of the activists and voters. There is no reason we can’t throw out these fifth-columnists in primaries, which are fought on our home turf. Let’s make them start the third party – one which would stand for nothing and appeal to nobody.
It’s time we declare complete independence from the party establishment. Year after year, even those of us who look for primary challengers, give up early on in the cycle when a challenger is not forthcoming. We then begin defending the elected Republican from the Democrats and circling the wagons. No more. We should continue seeking primary challengers to incumbents up for reelection, such as Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Lamar Alexander, Mike Enzi, Pat Roberts, John Cornyn, and Thad Cochran. We must refuse to support them. In addition, we must work on defeating the establishment candidate where there is no Republican incumbent, such as in Louisiana, South Dakota, and North Carolina.
We are already making a lot of progress recruiting candidates who will be completely independent from leadership. We are working on a host of House districts as well. Then, we will work to help staff their offices with good conservatives and keep them within the fold once they are elected.
In 1776, our forefathers declared their willingness to risk life and limb for the founding of our Republic. All we must to fundamentally restore our Republic is to dedicate some time and effort. We must work to elect only those who espouse all of the virtues expressed in our founding documents, lest we embark on an era in which we forget our independence and are forced to celebrate a national Dependence Day.
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