Platform Republicans vs. Beltway GOP

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Platform Republicans and Beltway GOP are vying for control of the Republican Party.  This struggle will determine whether or not the Republican Party becomes relevant again, or if it goes the way of the Whig Party.

PLATFORM REPUBLICANS are voters who actually support the Republican Party platform as it is written.  Platform Republicans really believe the party platform upholds the Principles of Liberty, including the conviction that it is government’s duty to protect every American’s God-given rights to Life, Liberty, Property, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

BELTWAY GOP, on the other hand, are professional politicians, insiders, consultants, lobbyists, and back room deal makers who repeatedly support legislation that directly violates the Republican Party Platform.  These politicians have an R behind their name, but it’s just the first letter in a four letter word: RINO (Republican In Name Only).

Beltway GOP are notorious for arming themselves in the primary with rhetoric gleaned from the party platform when they need Platform Republicans’ votes to clinch the primary, but then they bolt to the “moderate center” when the general election rolls around hoping to pick up more votes.  This gutless, deceptive strategy has lost election after election (think Romney, McCain, Dole, et al) up and down the ticket in national and state elections across America.  If and when the Beltway GOP do win elections, they violate the Republican Party platform in the name of “bi-partisan compromise.”

In the battle between Platform Republicans and Beltway GOP all that is necessary for the triumph of Liberty is for good Americans to do something … new: BECOME A PRECINCT DELEGATE.  You don’t need to be politically savvy to become a precinct delegate.    Beltway GOP is filled with political savvy.  What it lacks is character and the Principles of Liberty.  We need Platform Republicans who place CHARACTER above ELECTABILITY.  Both are important traits to win elections, but the second is worthless without the first.

Put another way: a crafty man knows how to get elected, and that’s about it.  A man of character knows how to make solid, principle-based decisions once he gets elected, and that makes all the difference in the world.

Have you asked yourself, “When will men and women of character stand up and lead?”  Quit waiting for someone else to do the job your Creator put you in America to do yourself in this generation.  We still do have government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but unless the people stand up and lead, the crafty few will fill the vacuum, and we will end up with more of the same: i.e. higher taxes, more spending, deeper debt, and the final death of Liberty in America.

You can become a precinct delegate.  You can help your county party send men and women of character to your state party’s nominating convention.  You can elect better party leaders, and help grow the farm team of local elected officials who eventually become state and national leaders.

Politics is a numbers game.  But the numbers have to show up to win the game.  Run for Precinct Delegate, and join the ranks of Platform Republicans as we send the Beltway GOP where they belong – on a long vacation far from the halls of government.

Tim Keller
About Tim Keller
Tim Keller has taught American History, World History, government, writing, speech and related courses at both the high school and college level since 1997.

2 Comments on Platform Republicans vs. Beltway GOP

  1. Harry & Carol Cushard // February 27, 2014 at 10:37 pm //

    Well said!

  2. You nailed it, Tim! Now we have to go out, all across this country, and find Platform Republicans to fill all of those empty precinct delegate slots. The Beltway Republicans are waging an all-out campaign to fill them with their ilk, so we have to work extra hard to combat their “same-old, same-old” efforts. Patriots who have played Monday-morning quarterbacks for too long are going to have to get off their couches and into the game. We can win back America, but only as a committed TEAM. Go, Platform Republicans!

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