Even though Ron Paul has left the political stage many liberty advocates continue to hope that the political process will be our ultimate salvation. They continue to believe the best way of reforming this country is to hijack the Republican Party, replace the old guard with new liberty candidates, and use the reverse the political machinery so that it can produce liberty instead of tyranny. When anybody points out the flaws of this strategy supporters are quick to list elected “liberty” candidates like Rand Paul and Justin Amash as proof that the strategy will work in the long run. Here’s the biggest flaw in that plan, the Republican Party isn’t going to play along. In fact the Republican Party has taken notice of the liberty movement growing inside of it and has begun a glorious purge to remove any potential liberty supporter from positions of power:
A day after learning he was yanked from from the Agriculture Committee, Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp lit into GOP leaders Tuesday, charging that conservative Republicans are punished for not toeing Speaker John Boehner’s line.
“No good deed goes unpunished,” Huelskamp said at a Heritage Foundation event. “We were not notified about what might occur but it confirms in my mind the deepest suspicions that most Americans have about Washington D.C: it’s petty, it’s vindictive, and if you have conservative principles you will be punished.”
Huelskamp spoke at the briefing with Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), who was booted from the Budget Committee as part of a series of committee moves by Republican leaders that drew criticism from the right.
Reps. Walter Jones (R-N.C) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) were also stripped of plum committee assignments.
Amash has been given notice that he will not be allowed to hold any position of influence. This is just another step by the Republican Party to purge any semblance of the liberty movement. In all likelihood those involved with purging the liberty movement from the Republican Party will become more and more paranoid. Eventually they will purge anybody who can be even remotely tied to the liberty movement. Nobody should be surprised by this outcome though, the liberty movement forcefully entered the Republican Party’s house and the homeowners aren’t pleased.
I’m sure the Republican Party will eventually mandate blood oaths before individuals are allowed to participate in their petty party politics.