Many commentators have remarked about the tremendous partisanship within today’s political climate, bemoaning the so-called gridlock occurring in Washington D.C. However, they fail to mention that this type of blind partisanship is necessarily part of the two-party system. It is not a recent phenomenon either. The Founders warned us of its dangers.Details
“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” – Mark Twain
This legendary Mark Twain quote is beginning to come to fruition within modern-day American political culture. It seems that every Republican politician under the sun, at least while Obama is in the White House, is talking like Benjamin Franklin’s heir apparent. The most recent example of this comes from Texas Governor Rick Perry. More and more, he is sounding like a freedom advocate.Details
Every once in a while, we get feedback from someone telling us how “democrats have ruined the country.”
We take offense at the idea that it’s just Democrats that are the problem. Here at TAC, we stand for the constitution, and both parties have absolutely shredded it.
The budget does not cut spending at all, and in fact actually increases spending by $1.5 trillion over ten years. The Republicans are using the old DC trick of spending less than originally planned and calling that reduced spending increase a $5.1 trillion cut in spending.Details
Republicans position themselves as the party of the Constitution and limited government.
But like the Democrats they constantly criticize, Republicans exercise a great deal of discretion in the application of their constitutional fidelity.Details
Rather than demanding full enforcement of unconstitutional federal marijuana “laws,” Republicans in Congress would far better serve the Constitution by working to repeal those unconstitutional acts.Details
One Tennessee Democrat joined three Republicans to kill a bill that would have prohibited the state from admitting illegally gathered data as evidence in court.Details
What Erichsen is essentially saying is, “Sure, the Constitution gives no authority to the federal government to pass such laws, but since they did the Pledge of Allegiance requires me to support their enforcement.”Details