Monday, March 28, 2016

American Elections 2 - Tips for International Followers - Donald Trump cannot destroy the Republican Party - the destruction was over long before Trump!


Perhaps one of the greatest media myths of the election is that the nomination of Donald Trump by the Republicans will destroy the party and assure the election of Hillary Clinton.

There are a couple of factors at work the media seems incapable of comprehending thus their erroneous assumption regarding Trump and the GOP.  First, it is clear the liberal media is afflicted with early stage Alzheimer's as what else could explain such folly.

Such an assumption is clear evidence that liberals have no sense of history, either short term or long term.  A reporter with no sense of history nor understanding of the past is pretty much useless in the resent.

Take the most basic requirement of truth when it comes to the Republicans.  The Blue Nation Review documented Abraham Lincoln's vision of the Republican Party back in the inception, as Abe was the first GOP president in our history elected in 1860.

Compare the principles the Republican Party stood for during Lincoln's time to the current perception of the party as an advocate of small government, an enemy of labor, a puppet of Wall Street and special interests, the defender of capitalism, protector of the one percent rich, and party of war.

Here is how Lincoln defined the party he helped start.

1. All people are created equal:

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

-Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address

2. The low and middle class:

“Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.”
– Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln and the Civil War In the Diaries and Letters of John Hay selected by Tyler Dennett (New York, Da Capo Press, 1988), p. 143.

3. Without workers you have no success:

“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”
– Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln’s First Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861.

4. Corporate greed will destroy America if we’re not careful:

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”
– Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864 (letter to Col. William F. Elkins)

5. Government is to be used to help those who need it:

The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves in their separate, and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere. The desirable things which the individuals of a people can not do, or can not well do, for themselves, fall into two classes: those which have relation to wrongs, and those which have not. Each of these branch off into an infinite variety of subdivisions. The first that in relation to wrongs embraces all crimes, misdemeanors, and nonperformance of contracts. The other embraces all which, in its nature, and without wrong, requires combined action, as public roads and highways, public schools, charities, pauperism, orphanage, estates of the deceased, and the machinery of government itself. From this it appears that if all men were just, there still would be some, though not so much, need for government.
– Abraham Lincoln, Fragment on government The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 2, pp

6. Upward economic and social mobility:

“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! — how consoling in the depths of affliction! “And this, too, shall pass away.” And yet let us hope it is not quite true. Let us hope, rather, that by the best cultivation of the physical world, beneath and around us; and the intellectual and moral world within us, we shall secure an individual, social, and political prosperity and happiness, whose course shall be onward and upward, and which, while the earth endures, shall not pass away.
– Abraham Lincoln, Address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, September 30, 1859.
Originally posted July 3, 2014 at 21:53

Nowhere does Lincoln defend capitalism, corporations, or all the other sins of the modern Republican Party according to the media and Wall Street.  Any sane and objective person can clearly see Lincoln was compassionate, far more suspicious of corporations and international bankers than Democrats, a rigid advocate of equal opportunity and individual freedom, and protector, not of Wall Street, but of the people not being given the rights guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence.

Political labels had no meaning to Lincoln, just doing what was right for the people.  Today he is much closer to the center and left than the right thanks to the media misconceptions of the Republican Party principles.

It has taken nearly 80 years to destroy the Republican Party that Lincoln founded, since the days of Franklin Roosevelt when he adopted the original Republican principles for his Democratic Party.

The politicians and media may have missed the erosion in the GOP but the people did not over the years.  They watched as special interests, big banks, the super rich, the international corporations and bankers, evolved their own brand of conservatism, and hijacked the GOP to be their standard-bearer.

The super rich are patient since they already control the wealth of the world and it was only a matter of time before they leveraged their wealth, into owning the politicians.  Make no mistake, the Party registration makes no difference to big money, they own politicians whether Democrats or Republicans.

As they tightened their stranglehold on the American political process and President Clinton passed a flurry of laws to accelerate the corruption of capitalism, the people noticed.

The people Lincoln so trusted knew the establishment was corrupting America and the institutions were the agents of corruption.  Many citizens gave up on both parties and registered as Independents and many, many more gave up on the entire political process and refused to be a party to the destruction of America.

How often do members of the media talk about how there are now more registered Independents than either Democrats or Republicans?  It is the first time in our nation's history and they neglect the truth.

As for the much larger truth, how many times do you hear the media talk about how nearly fifty percent of ALL eligible voters refuse to be part of an election process because they consider it hopelessly corrupted?

No, my friends, Donald Trump will not destroy the Republican Party and Bernie Sanders will not destroy the Democratic Party because the fat cats, politicians, media, and special interests have already completed the mission.

Trump and Sanders knew the people felt this way and they knew the revolution has already begun.  They may be messengers, but the will of the people is the soul of the movement.  It is time the media wake up.  It is too late for the establishment.


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