Death also is part of politics as well. Parties are born and parties die. The Whig Party lasted until the 1860's but it failed to confront the most pressing of issues at the time: Slavery. It thought it could appease the slave owners of the south with a magical line drawn through the country to divide free states from slave states, but the people would not have it and so it was overthrown in exchange for a new party called the Republican Party. Because of the Whig Party termination, our country finally faced slavery head on and the union won.
Our very own Declaration of Independence calls for the periodic dissolving of "political bands"
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.Saying that really nothing is "forever" except "Nature's God" and the "Laws of Nature" and that we should seek new bonds to bind us together as the old bonds have not purpose. For Thomas Jefferson, those bonds were built on the British nobility ruling them from a distant land. The founders no long saw a need for their direction or support anymore and so declared their independence from them.
The same can be said about what we see happening in both our parties today. Both the Democrat and Republican parties are breaking up from the inside. The people no longer feel that they represent them but only represent Wall Street and the Big Banks. Main Street has been left to crumble in the dust and no one from either party has any real answers. Both parties are being torn by their extremes. The Democrats are split by the Socialists and the Republicans by the Libertarians/Tea Party. The Republican Party is an ancient artifact of the Cold War and the Democrat Party is an ancient artifact of the fight for social justice. The Republican Party must find new demons to fight to justify a growing military budget thus the call for more funding to fight terrorism. While at the same time, the Democrat Party must find new "social injustices" here at home to fight for thus we have Transgenderism, Sexism, Bully-ism, Hate-speech and safe-place-zones.
- Our National Debt grows to new heights of $20 Trillion dollars
- The cost higher education grows exponentially
- Jobs move overseas and to Mexico
- Mexicans are coming up here taking more than just low-wage jobs Americans don't want to do and are now taking more middle class paying jobs.
- Government seems more concerned with non-Islamic terrorism than with Islamic terrorism.
- Wall Street cares nothing about what happens on Main Street
It's time to pull the plug on both of them. The sooner we do it the quicker we can form NEW bonds and NEW directions for our country. Hopefully these new bonds will be healthier and stronger than the old ones.