What Business is It of Ours?   4 comments

Long-time readers of my blog know that I am a registered non-partisan with conservative leanings who does not consider the Republic Party to be representative of conservative values.

This year’s election is pretty much cinching my belief that political parties in general are not representative of my values and I’m starting to see why my anarchist friends don’t vote.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/18/politics/georgia-delegate-donald-trump-ted-cruz/

So, over on the Republican side, Donald Trump keeps winning the popular vote (WHY? Oh, why, oh, WHY?), but Ted Cruz is starting to pick up delegates because the Republican party regulars understand what a Trump candidacy would do to the Republic Party. All across the media and in half the web sites I visit, people are lamenting that the Republican Party is ignoring the will of the people.

So?

The GOP and the Democratic parties are both private entities that you must be a member to influence. I chose to be a member for one day this year as I did in 2012, as I might not bother in 2020. I expressed my will. But the fact is, I don’t really have to live with the decision the people make. Ultimately, if the GOP disintegrates, it’s no skin off my back. I don’t have ownership in that private entity.

And, neither do most of the Trump voters. From what I can see, he is turning out a lot of brand-new GOP voters. Maybe they were never-voters before or maybe they’re Democrats who crossed over to skew the primaries … I don’t know. What I do know is that these are people who joined the GOP for a specific candidate, not to uphold the values of the Republican Party. Neither Trump nor the GOP reflect my values, but neither does Trump reflect the values of the Republican Party.

The Republican Party is in a civil war right now because after years of being a big-tent coalition, the various factions are trying to become the face of the party. That’s not a bad thing. I’d like to see all political parties cease to exist tomorrow, but I’d settle for them all splintering into tiny fractions so as the dilute their power.

But for now, let’s watch the show. At the moment, the private entity known as the Republican Party sees itself being taken over by a loud and obnoxious movement that would destroy everything the GOP has worked for over the last 100 years, so the party regulars (the people who have ownership in the party) are moving to keep that from happening.

Good for them. They have a right to build and maintain an organization that reflects their values. Their decision to fight this invasion may end the GOP … or it may transform it into something far better. Maybe I can vote GOP in the future with a clear conscience … or maybe not. But it’s not really for me to decide because I am not a Republican … and since many of Trump’s supporters are brand-new to the party, it isn’t really for them to decide either.

While the show is going on, why don’t we take a moment and ask ourselves — and this can be a question for anyone of any political party, but particularly if you normally vote either GOP or Democrat …

Why are we allowing two private organizations to control who we elect as president? Or Congress? Governors? Legislators?

You see, a large part of what is happening is that folks have begun to realize that these private organizations do not have an obligation to do what people on the outskirts of the party want them to do.
I’m seriously thinking of not voting for a party member in November. I could randomly write in someone. I suspect just about anyone could do a better job than Barack Obama has done and it wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to outperform Hillary Clinton, so ….

Lela Markham is a pen name, so don’t write me in. Maybe write in your own name. Can you imagine the message that would send? 100 million people vote and they each and every one vote for themselves.

Now that’s putting individual liberty back in the driver’s seat!

 

Posted April 18, 2016 by aurorawatcherak in Political Philosophy

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4 responses to “What Business is It of Ours?

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  1. I AGREE, AND HERE IS THE POSITION THAT I AM COMING FROM. I DO NOT CARE FOR ANY POLITICAL PARTY AND DO NOT WANT ONE. NONE OF THEM HAVE EVER REPRESENTED MY VIEWS. I COME STRICTLY FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE AND FOLLOW BIBLE PROPHECY. ALSO, I AM A CONSPIRACY REALIST, WHO FALLS IN LINE WITH CONSPIRACY THEORISTS. NO I AM NOT AN ANARCHIST, BUT I DO HAVE MY VALID REASONS. TO ME ALL THESE CANDIDATES ARE CLOWNS THAT ARE DO DESTROY HUMAN LIFE AND FAMILY. IT IS BECOMING MORE PREVALENT BY THE HOUR NOW, THAT THEY NO LONGER NEED TO KEEP THEIR MISSION SECRET, ABOUT THE NEW WORLD ORDER AND DESTROYING LIFE AS WE KNOW IT ON THIS PLANET. FURTHERMORE AND ABOVE, YES I AM AN AMERICAN ONLY ON A PHYSICAL PLANE AND ONLY THAT, BUT I AM NOT PATRIOTIC TO ANY COUNTRY. I CONSIDER MYSELF A CITIZEN OF THE HEAVENS, AWAITING THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST, TO ESTABLISH THE HEAVENLY FATHER’S KINGDOM HERE ON EARTH AND TO CLEANSE THE INFINITE UNIVERSES OF EVIL AND SIN. WHO CAN BE PATRIOTIC TO EVIL, SIN, CORRUPTION, AND MANUFACTURED WARS SPILLING BLOOD THAT IS NOT RIGHTFULLY THEIRS. I AM SAVING MY PATRIOTISM AND SOUL FOR THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST. WE THEN DEFINITELY HAVE A WORLD WITHOUT ANY DEATH, CEMETERIES, HOSPITALS, AND GRIEF. I LOOK FORWARD TO MY NEW LIFE AND DUTIES THEN, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF OUR CREATOR’S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS CHRIST. WHAT AN INFINITE AND ETERNAL TIME THAT IS GOING TO BE. AMEN.

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  2. Totally nailed it! I’m voting for my Momma…let ISIS take her on!

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    • Bet your mom is more qualified than any of the folks in the race … all political parties included. What’s her name? I might consider writing her in.

      But even your mom … I don’t want to be ruled by her. If she’s going somewhere that I want to go and she seems to know the way better than I do, I will follow her for a while, but ultimately, I can’t think of anyone on the planet who would be a better ruler of me than … me.

      And, I don’t want to rule anyone else and folks probably don’t want to be ruled by me, because when I decide to hike out into the bear-infested forest … you all going to follow me? I hope people are smarter than that ….

      But there is ample evidence that if I were elected president, people would insist that the whole country follow every crack-brain idea I have just because I won an election.

      There’s a word for that … slavery.

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  3. Reblogged this on aurorawatcherak and commented:

    Wow, I wrote this before the 2016 primaries were even decided. I think I did a brilliant idea of capturing the situation and, really, not a lot has changed if you’re actually paying attention.

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