Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Problem with the Republicans

I don't normally critique politics--not because I can't but because I find too much politicking amongst Christians (too much stress and worry to be precise) and too little concern over genuine Reformation.

But once in a while some good critique comes along. Like the latest Imprimis. A secondary article by Dick Armey (Whatever Happened to the Contract with America) hits dead-on the current Republican problem:

"One day I found myself in a House leadership meeting, and I realized that we were coming to town each week and doing things we weren’t supposed to be doing. We justified this by telling ourselves that we needed to hold on to the majority in order to do the things we should be doing (emphasis mine).

In the end, the Republican Congress—in the two or three years leading up to the Democratic victories in 2006—had utterly forsaken its commitment to liberty and limited government, with the often active acquiescence of the White House. This brings me to another one of Armey’s Axioms: “If it’s only about power, you lose.”

The Republican majority, having forgotten the lessons of 1994 and having committed themselves only to the next election, not only failed their country but lost their power."

1 comment:

Wes White said...

Power tends to corrupt. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.