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The Time of the (Democratic-Republican) Party is Over

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jul 14, 2011 at 18:41

Welcome to America; or shall we defer to the memories of times past when it meant something to declare American citizenship as an honorable thing. It seems that is part of the packaging that is being developed for future citizenship in America; or the lack of it. If one does not hold to the basic values that made this country the once respected nation of the modern age, then it may be surmised that proof of citizenship is no longer required, as millions of émigrés can attest as they collect their unearned spoils.

Like many American baby boomers, being born into a Democratic Party environment was not all that divisive then, many people having parents that voted for John Kennedy with the idea that better times could be had. But as soon as JFK was in office, things went sour and south for the Democratic Party: the Cuban Missile Crisis, the loss of First Amendment rights as regards to freedom of religious expression just before JFK paid the ultimate price.

Then Viet Nam became the scourge of TV viewing and America has never been the same since. For the millions of young men/women coming of age at that time, it would be the defining moment of thought change that many have still not reconciled yet. For reasons this reader has not yet fully understood, Viet Nam was a bullet dodged as the U.S. Military's version of the lottery came in with a winning ticket. With it, though, came the beginning of a radical series of circumstances that forever made U. S. politics as jaded as it possibly could be.

There was Nixon-Watergate to Ford. Then there was Carter-Iran to Islamic revolution. Who can forget Reagan-challenging the nuclear status quo until the umbrella of nuclear uncertainty was handed over by the Soviets to whomever who would pay the ticket to own what they once possessed with impunity. Next came Bush Sr.'s embrace with Islam, which has not subsided from then through Clinton to Bush Jr. Then Islam broke out in a major terror binge that has not ceased since. Even the current American chief executive does not present any effective means to thwart the Islamic aims against America; but at least he has told us why.

For next to fifty years, this reader became aware of and witnessed the progressive disintegration of the political processes in this country. The advancement of the republican (not the party) form of government fell to the implications of a democratic (not the party) progression of interpreting the Constitution in which the influences of the founding agents were slowly but surely replaced with modernistic humanist secular interpretations that strip the original intentions of this nation's establishment. What such progressive activists' actions in the modern government have managed to do is something that many decades of former Soviet antipathies could not get done.

It is all coming to a head; that each side is wondering when the other is going to capitulate, not realizing evidently, that their form of divisive politics is going to do both parties in. There is only one legal way to reverse the damage that has been done, and the damage that is about to be done. Yet those who have that power are exercising that power in such politically selfish fashion, it will be over before any will understand what happened. And the leadership that we need at this time that should have had the courage to do the right thing, yet they have said it is not going to happen; and we have already been told why.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
President Mccain [39 words]NickJul 17, 2011 12:05187498
McCain as President Immaterial to the Point - Reality Check - B Obama Doing What He Wants - Not the People [508 words]M. ToveyJul 19, 2011 15:56187498
United Kingdom [11 words]NickJul 21, 2011 15:01187498
A Presumption of Such Already Made [30 words]M. ToveyJul 21, 2011 19:18187498
1Obama The Man-Child [72 words]Clifford IshiiJul 14, 2011 17:50187395
Treasonous as well [40 words]aspaciaJul 13, 2011 11:29187304
nothings new under the sun [7 words]uragonerJul 12, 2011 21:40187235
Differing attitudes toward Iran [191 words]Dean M.Jul 12, 2011 16:24187213
Party politics as usual [234 words]WilksJul 12, 2011 12:46187210
2I am a Registered Democrat [391 words]Arlinda DeAngelisJul 13, 2011 10:31187210
The Time of the (Democratic-Republican) Party is Over [596 words]M. ToveyJul 14, 2011 18:41187210
A slight difference [49 words]Abu NudnikJul 11, 2011 21:43187189
1Dr. Pipes Lets the American Politicos Off Too Easy [173 words]M. ToveyJul 11, 2011 19:29187184
2What did they know & when did they say it? [97 words]infosifterJul 11, 2011 19:27187183
Politics is Politics [176 words]John W McGinleyJul 11, 2011 16:49187182
1'right' and 'left', [28 words]NuritJul 11, 2011 15:41187181
They are all liars and cheats and hypocriets [73 words]David FarberJul 11, 2011 11:04187172
inter-party differences [252 words]DianeJul 11, 2011 10:32187171
Inconsistrent and hypocritical Democrats and Republicans [377 words]ISAACJul 11, 2011 08:01187170
No Watershed Event for Obama! [291 words]John in Michigan, USAJul 11, 2011 07:36187169
Obama extended the hand subsequent to Bush' being slapped down [34 words]artcohnJul 11, 2011 03:22187167
1Pundits" Attitudes Toward Obama [114 words]Dan RusenJul 11, 2011 01:51187166
Obama lost our trust in him. [162 words]batya daganJul 11, 2011 01:09187165
Inconsistent/hypocrite [11 words]steven LJul 11, 2011 00:34187164
Much that is irrelevant here ... [293 words]kmanJul 11, 2011 00:29187163
1Republican hypocrisy overstated [151 words]SteveJul 11, 2011 00:06187162
1bad picture. [44 words]batya daganJul 11, 2011 21:41187162
Both Parties and Fifty States [118 words]Jay1Jul 10, 2011 23:33187161

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