Glenn Beck posted a helpful perspective on what some people call the third wing of the GOP and the second half of the Democratic platform (the first being Pure Socialism, I guess). Here are the links:
- The Progressives and their Attack on America’s Founding
- How the Progressives Originated the Modern Presidency
- Progressivism and Socialism
- Progressivism and the Current Crisis
The other two “wings” of the GOP are the religious conservatives (socially and economically conservative) and the secular libertarians (socially liberal and economically laissez-faire). I agree with what Beck has said, on several occasions, that two things must happen to get the country back on track. First, the GOP needs to see that the progressive position detracts from the core values of the GOP. Second, the other two wings within the party must unite on the issues that form their common ground: individual liberty and limited government (“Leave us alone”), private property (“Don’t take our stuff”), and virtue (“Don’t be a jerk”). Read Matt Kibbe’s book Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff. These are simple fundamentals that have been a part of our country from the beginning. As government drags us down the road with more activities which overreach its rightful role, we’re headed for a rough journey.
My message is the same, but it’s not what I typically discuss on this blog. That is, “Let’s take our country back.”