Open Letter To Republican Party
(originaly written 2006, updated 2010)

WHEREAS, The Republican Party once stood for limited government, responsible fiscal policies, and for the Constitutionally-stated rights of gun ownership and free expression of religion, and limited federal intrusion into local governments and the lives of the citizens, and has not shown that level of commitment in recent years despite having control of 2 of the 3 branches of Federal Government;

WHEREAS, The Republican Party continues to support the repressive income tax and to refuse to take seriously what is called “The Fair Tax”, and continues to wholeheartedly support the Socialist-based graduated income taxes, inheritance taxes, capital gains taxes, corporate taxes, FICA taxes (paid only be the employed), and self-employment taxes, lobbyists and lobbying corruption, doing so despite the economic wisdom behind the Fair Tax in recent years despite having control of 2 of the 3 branches of Federal Government;

WHEREAS, The Republican Party has failed to go forward with School Vouchers, which would take power from the government-run education system in this country and return it to the local school boards and force healthy competition on all schools, and ending the federally sponsored subsidies to many poor-performing and over-crowded schools, in recent years despite having control of 2 of the 3 branches of Federal Government,

WHEREAS, The Republican Party has failed to go forward with a reasoned energy policy that would greatly reduce our dependence on foreign oil, allowing for the drilling of oil in areas known to hold millions upon millions of barrels of oil and natural gas, and has failed to allow industry to build new refineries, and failing to allow the building of new nuclear reactors despite growing energy needs in recent years despite having control of 2 of the 3 branches of Federal Government,

WHEREAS, The Republican Party has continued the focus on party politics precedent set by the Democratic Party in the late 20th century, e. g. by filling the 2005 Transportation Bill with billions of dollars of pork; and more recently, bragging how in the 2010 Budget, 68% of the pork was implemented by Democrats (duh, what about the other 32%?);

WHEREAS, The Republican Party has not taken National Security seriously, as evidenced by the lack of security on our borders, the presence of mock-security in our transportation system, the focus on “fairness” instead of “prevention” in our search policies, the federalization of airport security, the failure to post troops on the borders, despite having control of 2 of the 3 branches of Federal Government;

WHEREAS, The Republican Party has not taken campaign finance reform seriously, in that the McCain-Feingold bill treats symptoms not problems, in failing to see that the solution to campaign finance reform is best served by extending Amendment 22 of the United States Constitution to congressman and senators, limiting all elected members of both the Executive and Legislative branches of government to 2 terms, thus eliminating even the possibility of campaign finance abuses, in recent years despite having control of 2 of the 3 branches of Federal Government;

 WHEREAS, The Republican Party has not taken action to bring Congress back to the American people, and has allowed Congressional Representatives to live as a separate “elite” class by, with the co-operative help of the Democrats, keeping themselves off of Social Security and giving themselves the best pension plan in the country, then not having the vision to end this atrocity and place themselves with the voters onto the Social Security program, despite having control of 2 of the 3 branches of the Federal Government in recent years;

WHEREAS, The Republican Party has continued to act without respect for the Constitution, to wit, many of them want to change it into a dictionary adding a "definition of marriage", which according to the Constitution is a State-level issue, and how the want to use the same Constitution to limit people when the Constitution clearly states it is written to limit goverment;

WHEREAS, The Republican Party has become “co-dependent” regarding other countries, and has made it the goal of the party to interfere with the sovereign nations of the world directly and has forgotten to “lead by example” and implement many socio-economic changes (some mentioned above) that would reverse the straddling of the country’s economy and citizens for decades, despite having control of 2 of the 3 branches of the Federal Government in recent years;

THEREFORE, I can no longer financially, nor by vote, support the Republican Party, at least until a new platform is raised and new people can be elected into office that take these considerations seriously, and focus on serving the people. If the Republican Party can not re-direct itself toward these points, it needs to step aside and allow “government of the people, by the people and for the people” to reign in this country again.