Terry McAuliffe (D) won the election. It’s over, it’s done, time to move on.
How do we move on? How do we win next time?
Conservatives + Libertarians + GOP = Winning. Every. Single. Election. (well, maybe not NYC or Cali)
Let me explain:
First, let’s discuss the conservative and libertarian parts of that equation. Those two ideas, those two groups of people, are like brothers. They agree on a lot, but still have differences and quarrel every now and then. While social issues tend to be the source of tension between the groups, there are a few important chromosomes both share in their related DNA:
- The U.S. Constitution as THE plan for government. *Emphasis on the Bill of Rights
- Limited Government *Emphasis on less government control
- Free Market/Capitalism
- Less, lower, and simpler taxes
- Freedom and Liberty
Those are some pretty darn important concepts and essentially what both sides want in the United States of America, but like I said, every now and then, the siblings have differences and of course to solve differences most siblings will wrestle over it! Social issues tend to be the area of tension, mainly marriage. Defense spending and policy is also a hot topic along with drug legalization. I’m sure both siblings have their strong feelings about those issues, but are they really important enough to break up the family?
I think it’s time to remember that we, conservatives and libertarians, are family. We are united in our DNA through those main principles I mentioned above. We’re not going to always agree on everything, no siblings do. There are always arguments over those petty little things. A big problem we see now and I fear we will continue to see is one group breaking off and attempting to reach the same main goal, but alone, because of disagreements on those little petty issues.
For example, in the Virginia Gubernatorial election yesterday between Ken Cuccinelli (Conservative) and Terry McAuliffe (Liberal), there was an extra player in the game: Robert Sarvis (Libertarian). Terry McAuliffe won, which is going to be a disaster in the eyes of libertarians and conservatives. More government, more taxes, more control, less freedom, less liberty. Could this have been prevented? Let’s see what happens when we add up the conservative and libertarian votes and put them against the liberal votes:
Conservatives + Libertarians = 51.78%
Liberals = 47.74%
Conservatives and libertarians could have defeated the liberals, but ONLY TOGETHER.
But what about those little petty issues we disagree on? Those are important to us! Solution: Wrestle at home (But it’s gotta be in the basement, as my mother would say)! This is where the “GOP” part enters the equation. ”Republican” has become a tainted name with lots of baggage that comes with it. It’s time for libertarians and conservatives to reform the party. It’s time to oust the establishment and rise up with a re-born, improved Grand Old Party. We need a home to wrestle in, we need a home to succeed in, that home is the GOP. Sure, the libertarians could start a party, or conservatives could start a party…..but that excludes the other group, and divides us. I love libertarians, and I love conservatives…but it’s time to bring the best of both sides together under one roof to defeat liberalism in America. The simplest, most efficient way to do this, would be to reform the GOP and use the “republican” name. Don’t like the name? Too bad, let’s win first, and change the name later.
Anyways, back to solving those little issues through wrestling in the basement! Sounds fun, right?! It probably wont be for everyone, but it needs to be done. This is the primary process to determine our candidates. Let’s pretend we have a libertarian leaning candidate and more conservative leaning candidate who both have those foundation principles right, but disagree on a few other areas…which one do we pick!? Well, we go to the basement, wrestle, and determine a winner. But here’s the deal, when the fight is over and we walk back upstairs, we will all be standing behind OUR candidate. No more trashing, no more whining, it’s time to win the election and defeat liberalism together.
Libertarians, republicans, conservatives, constitutionalists, and whoever else stands with those main principles…we really have two choices:
1. Split up, splinter, and do our own thing over little disagreements and become the shatter belt of American Politics.
2. Unite and win together under those foundation principles. Sure, we can have disagreements, but we don’t split up over the little stuff.
I ask my libertarian and conservative brothers, are you ready to transform the Republican Party, and then together, reform America?
United we can stand, divided we will fall. Think about it, sleep on it, keep an open mind.
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