The other day I was at work and heard something that caused the veins in my forward to bulge out so far my center of gravity was lost for a minute. I work with an interesting group of characters and a discussion ensued between a "liberal" and a "Republican", it went something like this....
Liberal: "Well...I don't see why you have to just be against all the Democrat plans, you sound like your not FOR anything."
Republican: "Well, I don't see how we can afford Obama Care and all this other spending, I mean..socialism just doesn't work, it sounds great in theory, but its just too INEFFICIENT, I like freedom, some freedom, more. Its cheaper. Its practical.
This is where the Right, the old Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich crowd, turned Left. It is why we had a horrible pragmatist, George (the free market has failed) Bush, followed logically by an explicit Left Winger elected by a fair majority, with or without ACORN/SEIU/Panther support. The Republican at work (above) accepts automatically the premise of the Left by letting the so called 'Liberal', have the higher moral ground, then in desperation, the Republican fumbles out words like "cheaper" & 'more efficient'. Here is a Republican, so beaten by media circus performances & party hacks,that he has given up essentially, and now in his own estimation,(as well as mine of course),degrades himself in short order.
If the "right" is to regain is moral high ground, it must reject notions such as the notions of...
1. We are wrong, but we can make this more efficient.
2. Shared sacrifice is noble.
3. Reaching across the aisle is the reasonable thing to do.
4. Passing a law or an amendment is the magic bullet theory, tyranny will disappear if States have more control over us, or if there are laws limiting politicians activities.
5. We just need majorities in the house & senate, then everything will be fine.
I could go on, but these are the basics I think. It is not just "the message" of the "right" that needs to be tweaked, it is the ideas and fundamental goals that are in serious need of rehabilitation. Somehow, in America, Individual Rights, The Constitution, and The Declaration Of Independence have been lost in the narrow issues. The Tea Party movement represents the disgust that has resulted from this. But the point here is that political "wins" do not translate to freedom. A fundamental understanding of government "as force" and "Individuals as sovern" needs to occur.