LESSER OF TWO EVILS PART 1&2 By Jon Christian Ryter Two-Party System « ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~.
Dr. Paul’s “Rally for the Republic” pledged to bring the Republican Party back to its roots. In his speech, Dr. Paul called for an end to the income tax, the Federal Reserve and, he said, the military draft, which was suspended in April, 1975. (In 1980, President Jimmy Carter reinstated draft registration by Executive Order.)
Several Republican delegates skipped the speechmaking at the GOP convention to attend the Rally for the Republic” When he spoke, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura told the Paul loyalists that the two major parties were destroying the nation. The speakers denounced the use of paper money, the “Orwellian policies” of the current administration, the Federal Reserve, its chairman, and the war on drugs.
When you want to create a new political party structure within a two-party system you have to destroy one of the two parties already within that system to accomplish your task.
Dr. Paul’s Rally for the Republic” was not a wake-up call to revitalize the Republican Party, it was the opening salvo to destroy it from within by urging conservatives to desert the GOP standard-bearer and vote for third party candidates—Constitution Party Chuck Baldwin, Libertarian candidate Bob Barr, or Green Party candidates Ralph Nader or Cynthia McKinney. (Ron Paul made it clear it didn’t matter which third party candidate they voted for since he knew none of them can win.) After all, you can’t bake a cake until you break a couple of eggs. After the sweepers cleaned away the dregs of confetti and busted balloons from the floors of the Target Center and the Xcel Energy Center, the Ron Paul loyalists returned to their homes and tucked away their latest memories in scrapbooks and electronic images on their computers, content in the knowledge that the Ron Paul Revolution was alive and well.