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Trump Presidency Richard Falknor on 21 Aug 2017 06:56 pm

Angelo Codevilla — Learned Exposer of the “Ruling Class” — Yesterday Declares “America needs a true alternative to our ruling Uni-party, a true second party.”

As we wrote back on July 5, 2015 in our Codevilla Strikes Again —

“Many readers will recall Angelo Codevilla’s magisterial 2010 American Spectator article ‘America’s Ruling Class —And the Perils of Revolution’ (click here). 

Through this article and follow-on posts, Codevilla has sharpened the political understanding of many American conservatives.”

We are now confronted by the national Antifa Revolutionary Movement as well as a White House Machine apparently inept at fixing the central concerns of those who elected our president.

Yesterday, in the midst of these and other threats to the Republic, Angelo Codevilla declared (Washington Times) in his “Replacing the Republican Party” that

America needs a virile alternative to the present mess”!

Here are some key extracts from Codevilla’s current post — but one should read it all to digest his recommendations!

Having refused to repeal Obamacare, the Republican Party is dead, as was the Whig Party in 1854 after it colluded in the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act which opened these territories to slavery. Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress as well as control of legislatures and governorships in 26 states veil the fact that, in 2017, there are no longer reasons to vote Republican any more than there were to vote Whig after 1854.”
In 1854, the Whig Party finished itself off because its support of Kansas-Nebraska was the last in a long line of acquiescences to the Democratic Party’s agenda regarding slavery and expansion. Obamacare is a principal part of what Democratic rule imposed on America. By embracing it in 2017, the Republican Party removed any prospect that it might serve as an alternative to Democratic rule.”
Today’s America does not need a ‘third party.’ When Congressional Republicans and Democrats together affirmed Obamacare; as they set about financing the health insurance industry in explicit contradiction of law; as every branch of the permanent government continues to have its unaccountable way with Americans; as a foreign policy of indecisive warfare continues despite popular opposition, there is no doubt that today’s America is ruled by a single ruling party and that the Republican Party is part of that party rather than an alternative to it. Why vote Republican when that results, rhetoric aside, in being governed as by Democrats? America needs a true alternative to our ruling Uni-party, a true second party.”
“The New Party would be about returning America to the rule of law under the Constitution. That would mean rolling back the judicial-administrative state that is restricting economic activity, religious freedom and imposing an alien morality on America.”
“There is no doubt that the New Party’s core would be formed by people who currently label themselves Republican, just as the original Republicans were mostly re-labeled Whigs, or that the new party would pursue much of what the Republicans have purported to pursue, just as the original Republicans pursued much of the old Whigs’ agenda.”
“The crucial difference, now as 160 years ago, is that the New Party would cast aside its links to the establishment, would incorporate new concerns, and that it would mean what it said.
Were such a New Party to present a presidential candidate in 2020, the only certainty is that the Republican Party’s standard bearer would receive fewer popular votes than either the Democratic Party’s or the New Party’s candidates. Since neither of these two would likely receive a majority of electoral votes, the House of Representatives would have to choose between them, each state casting one vote. The majority of states have a majority of Republican Congressmen. Whoever of these voted for the Democrat would cut himself off from his district. Whoever voted for the New Party candidate would thereby be applying for membership. (Highlighting and underscoring added.)

Of course, grass-roots Republicans should meet to consider Codevilla’s recommendations, as well as Rich Higgins’ warnings in his  “POTUS and Political Warfare”.

These are documents immediately relevant to our freedom and our safety.

We all know that — sadly — many of the agendas of local and state Republican groups are too often tightly controlled by the local GOP Establishment and by local GOP incumbents.

Consequently local Trump Movements must contrive ways to bring together grass-roots Republicans and conservatives for genuine discussion and action. Trump Movements must promptly craft ways to respond to the perilous situations Codevilla, Higgins, and others spell out.

 

 

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