Dear Mr. pResident:
Nice try, but I fear the train may have jumped the track. Humble servant that I am, I believe I proposed some time ago that all the Repuglicans needed to do to prevail over the forces of the #eggersuits, Marxists, and other “progressives” — or do I repeat myself? — is to create a new slogan. And I propose this slogan should be: “The Party of Choice”. Wait, that sounds awfully familiar. Perhaps I should elaborate instead on the idea? Okay.
Pick an issue, any issue. Health care, you say? All right, who’s the party of choice? The Demoncrats advance socialized medicine: a “one size fits all” approach to health care, whether it be PACA or “single payer”. Where’s the choice in that? So, Repuglicans: stop demonizing an already discredited approach and develop one where each individual picks, from a free market buffet table, the plan that suits them best.
But what about the poor and indigent? With costs lowered by competition, everyone has more to spend; more people can afford it to begin with. Charities will benefit from a better economy. Health care costs will be reduced. Means testing will reduce fraudulent claims and “free” insurance. The possibilities are literally endless. (Maybe Michael Bloomberg will donate to causes that assist people instead of trying to buy control with his money!)
The list goes on. Repuglicans can create a platform consisting of three planks: (1) strong citizens; (2) strong markets; (3) strong defense.
(1) Strong citizens: we are endowed with unalienable rights — life, liberty, property. Government’s place is to cherish and protect those rights, not abridge, qualify, or infringe them. We choose to live our own lives without interference, especially from bureaucracy.
(2) Strong markets: we have the capability to again be the strongest economy in the world, if we let the market work without government distortion. That rising tide floats all boats. The inequities in the current model are not market weaknesses; they are anomalies caused by the government-globalist-corporatist complex. We choose to grow a vibrant economy.
(3) Strong defense: what other nations do is their own business, not ours — unless and until they actually aggress against us. We have no authority whatsoever to coerce, invade, or otherwise aggress against other nations and their people. We choose to focus on our own defense.
So what do you think, sir? Is there enough life left in your original intent to accept this line of reasoning? And you “Progressives”, where do you find fault, and why?