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Our Local (r)epublican Revolution

Before there was an organized Tea Party Movement, there was a spiritual reawakening of the classical republican principles that inspired American Exceptionalism.

[A Letter to the Editor orginally published June 20, 1995, The Eagle]

No Wonder America Is Turning Republican.

There has been much discussion of late concerning the traditional view of support for government for the sake of government. Is our belief in the spirit of America so shallow that we believe only a passing government may define that which is America? This rhetorical argument implies that only government defines a nation and then extends absolute sanctity to the present holders of the office.

Before government’s defense of self when Watergate’s democracy in anarchy assaulted the power of the office, the last time a government of hierarchical values and deferential politics was defended was during the demise of the Federalist Party in the 1790’s. It was then that politicians last defended the principles of the inseparable unity of state and church, the elected over the people, and the wellborn over the commoner.

History Repeats Itself. Read, Learn, Benefit!

History Repeats Itself. Read, Learn, Benefit!

When the first American government fell into the comfortable well-worn shoes of its English predecessors – “We are the leaders, because we are the leaders,” which translates to leaders without ideas or ideas people hate – the classical republican ideals of egalitarianism and civic virtue prompted outsiders to step forward with ideas and criticism, much to the dismay of the Federalists in charge.

Under Thomas Jefferson’s initiative a broader scope of republican liberty was defined in the 1790’s. John Locke’s analytical philosophy fostered and encouraged an even more liberal approach that defined liberty in instrumental, utilitarian, individualistic, egalitarian, abstract and rational terms and by the end of the century, American government had shed itself of the Federalist Party and its principles of an elite leadership and a passive citizenry.

It is this debate that is being stifled by today’s Federalist Democrats. Dismantling the mighty state is terrifying to those with the power to block its dismantling – creating a vicious cycle of false sacrifice.

In the proverbial “what goes around comes around” philosophy it seems the void we were sucked into with Watergate is now spewing us back on solid ground with Whitewater-gate. You either want to laugh riotously or scream in terror when these former anti-war peace protestors state that American freedom is threatened unless they are able to use our military to suppress our subversive tendencies.

Overriding the posse commitatus statute doesn’t sound any better coming from the Left than from the Right. While Senate leader Bob Dole appeals to Hollywood’s sense of citizen responsibility in the classical republican sense of liberty, the Federalist-Democrats, as the unity of the church and state, actually bandy about the idea of government censorship.

Clearly unfit for government service but oppressively in charge, the Clinton administration legislates its relevance on the nation.

Our dilemma is how do you get the attention of people who seized control of government and academia back in the ‘60’s by pushing and shoving and blowing up buildings? Traditional Federalist support of the president’s office becomes absurd when the occupant hasn’t the character to warrant that honor.

The radicals of the 60’s opened a Pandora’s box when they toppled Nixon and now they desire to clamp the lid shut on populist democracy when it threatens their own power. If the choice is between national liberty and justice for all or Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, I choose freedom. Once you’ve tasted the heady brew of American liberty you don’t even want to go back to plain old Federalist traditional respect. So, again, just like in the 1790’s the phrase pushing the envelop of American liberty is: “Vive les Republicans.

Nancy Coppock

Bryan, Texas



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Davy Crockett
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