by Vic Landry
Clash Daily Contributor
While the Tea Party may not be a majority of the Republican Party, it comprises a significant enough percentage that the party must pay attention to its influence. Tea Parties, judging by the results of recent primaries, comprise, approximately, thirty percent of Republicans; yet, Democrat leaders court minorities while Republican leaders fight, eye, tooth and toenail, to resist any influence of Tea Parties. Democrats see minorities as a part of their base while Republican leaders see the Tea Party as a threat to their hold on power and winning elections. Tea Parties have been painted as extreme and racist even though they adhere to Constitutional principles and there has never been any proof of racism at any Tea Party events.
Trey Gowdy’s life has been threatened by leftists because he will chair a committee investigating Benghazi, a professor has threatened any conservatives in his class, leftists are for the murder of millions of the unborn and Tea Parties are considered extreme? America has been, fundamentally, transformed into a bizarre world where left is right and right is wrong. Liberals adhere to the belief that the ends justify the means. Lying and cheating is okay as long as it results in their retaining power because their beliefs are, obviously, superior to conservatives.
President Johnson, famously, said as he signed the Welfare bill, “I’ve, just, made sure the n***ers will vote Democrat for two hundred years.” Those who had Geometry in high school, remember proving theorems? You had a series of “If” statements that resulted in a “Then” statement that drew the proof you wanted to solve the problem. Here is the geometrical proof that Republicans are a better party for the poor. There are exceptions to every statement but the statements are, generally, true.
1. If: Political parties draw their strength from the numbers of voters.
2. If: Political parties always try to act in their own best interest.
3. If: People get more conservative as they acquire wealth.
4. If: The Democrat Party is the party of the poor, working class, minorities
5. If: The Republican Party is the party of the rich, upper class
6. Then: It is in the best interest of the Democrats to keep people poor and the Republicans to enrich the people.
The results have proven this to be true. African-Americans vote ninety five percent for Democrats while taxpayers have spent trillions of dollars on fighting poverty and the percentage of poor hasn’t changed, significantly, since President Johnson’s Great Society. Anti-poverty programs have the unintended consequence of contributing to the breakup of the families resulting in continued poverty. Rules mandate that families are punished, financially, if the father is present and economists, emphatically, state that the greatest contributing factor to poverty is single parent households.
Republican policies are bitter medicine but, as my grandfather said, if it doesn’t taste bad, it won’t work. The policies of self reliance and capitalism work for the greatest number while the prevailing welfare state, only, works for a few and keeps the majority in a cycle of generational poverty. If Democrats persist in their efforts to fight poverty, then poverty will continue.
In my many years I have come to a
conclusion that one useless man
is a shame, two is a law firm,
and three or more is a congress.
— John Adams
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Vic Landry is a Government Major, Mensa Member and Robertson, County, TX Tea Party President