"Donald Ford, I agree there are similarities to the old Soviet system I studied at length. However, they did not have our constitution which their players had to answer to. Neither did they have a multi-party system featuring other…"
Donald Ford, I agree there are similarities to the old Soviet system I studied at length. However, they did not have our constitution which their players had to answer to. Neither did they have a multi-party system featuring other factions which were able to compete with and possibly overpower their wishes and edicts. Theirs was a single,monolithic party which brooked no objection.
Far from any Soviet abomination to human existence, the party I envision is formed with American conservative values and an agenda based on those values and our constitution as its basis -- exactly what is missing in our political life today. This party would enforce those things among its elected members of congress. It is those things which the elected members of our party would need to abide by and which would be posted for all voters to see before they ever went to the polls. We don't need to study or agonize over what works economically: lower taxes equals increased prosperity, which equals higher overall tax revenue. We don't need to find out if it makes sense to spend more than you take in. We don't need to wonder if we should find and promote energy exploration and production domestically -- see my conservative agenda post written a week or so ago for some possible points we could all agree on.
This is a Tea Party website. The tea party were revolutionaries committed to changing the way things were done, committed to changing the prevailing orthodoxy, because what was being done no longer served them. That's what's happening here. Think outside the box and act, or keep sliding Left.