In our shadows of despair with the current, there may be a silver lining in our history, of the death of the Federalist Party in 1856.
The Federalist Papers
“The whole series is cited by scholars and jurists as an authoritative interpretation and explication of the meaning of the Constitution. Jurists have frequently read No. 10 to mean that the Founding Fathers did not intend the United States government to be partisan.”
The Federalist Papers are used today as a tool of division marketed as on the fulcrum of the size and role of government. That has become, alienated from the Aristotelian Logos tradition of reason to an unreasoned religious struggle with the role of government being to Hold Dominion through ‘proactive’ militarism under the crusading standard of American Exceptionalism as though defense. With an ideal to be realized of people (other than corporations) having no Rights.
Partisonship has gone beyond intense political-doctrinal to debilitating since Ronald Reagan initiated the War Between the States within the States in the Neshoba County of State’s Rights to murder in pursuit of Holding Dominion by maintaining inequality that’s progressed in actualization in the thirty ensuing years of old-Southern Strategy by playing the xenophobia card(s) so that statistics of inequality, wellness, and education reflect threats to national security. Election cycles have evolved to continuous with the rise of instantaneous media so that there’s no longer any space for a winding down from partisonship.
The mechanisms built into the constitution from the inception to accommodate maintenance of slavery are now active to increase inequality, partisanship having been ossified to a zenith of a Duopoly of Power, that’s now gerrymandered with ever-increasing diminution of the efficacy of the individual vote. Today, the ‘smaller govermenment’ faction stands for an ever-expanding militaristic governance of the world under the banner of ‘the national defense’ that requires not only that the United States outspend the entire developed world, but strains to add. While struggling to perfect Holding Dominion at home that’s led to a religious pursuit of a holy land of no Rights for people (other than corporations) as the Federalist ideal.
The military-industrial complex —corporatists stands astride, with the same sense of prerogative of expensing and entitlements to corporate welfare in both defense and healthcare spending. This old-South carrying the scars of dominion over slaves being forcably taken, then their dominion over former slaves being forcably taken by Civil Rights enforcement, perceives any political concession as new Surrender at Appomattox to the demonic forces of taking away the liberty of Holding Dominion by inequality. When they commonly say they want to ‘take their country back,’ for understanding substitute dominion for county.
As any monarchical loyalists looking to kings as men-as deities with a favorable pecking order for those in fealty, the military-industrial complex, herein these attempts referred to as corporatists have been substituted for fealty to be their golem of unrestrained militarism for shepherding of corporatist interests in pursuit of their will of unrestrained military-industrial spending that’s to trickle down to them as loyalists. Analogously,the Federalist Party was similarly disposed toward aristocracy if not the crown itself, so that we are in a War Between the Constitutions within the War Within the States, one of no Rights for those without power money might, and the other struggling to hold onto the advances of the past hundreds of years.
‘Political parties had not been expected when the Constitution was drafted in 1787 and ratified in 1788, even though both Hamilton and Madison played major roles. Parties were considered to be divisive and harmful to republicanism. No similar parties existed anywhere in the world.’
The strong national government with financial credibility Alexander Hamilton proposed with a national debt and the means to pay it off, and setting up a national bank is under the current version of Federalist Revisionist attack by the drive to remove oversight and banking accountability. Bernanke comes out in favor of the oversight rejected by Ayn Rand Greenspan of trust of inveterate misanthropic corporatists without verifying.
Corruption Surrounding the Court
Parties have proved to be divisive and harmful to republicanism by a ‘corruption surrounding the “court”‘ that has become of Man-as deific Inveterate Misanthropic Corporatists divorced from both humanity and Nationalist interests by the global economic system. The stockholders that these answer to are neither bound by or able to affect either.
Again, connections with friends of the government, especially merchants and bankers, in the major cities and economic centers of the country will need to be persuaded that the nation is being ill-served by those who rely on corruption, undermining the Platonic public Virtue upon which the United States was founded.
Rely on Corruption
If shaving a few pennies off of the cost of every soda can leads to vast wealth for a few, imagine the few dollars by transaction that are a computerized ‘oops’ that ‘cannot be recalled,’ for a slap on the wrist that’s become a routine cost of doing business.
Medicare and Personal Injury and Workmen’s compensation fraud are illustrative of the penetration of the culture of corruption into every facet of society. Realization of the gravity of fraud and corruption can bring another wave of ‘strong responses across the country.’
Return to Age of Reason
In the process, again, what began as a capital faction can assume status as a national faction and then, finally, as a new life of America. The process of ending the Republican Party, as the Federalist of the same sentiments, will restore the Democracy of America. As in the old-South today, the Democratic primary to become the substrate for return to an Age of Reason. Jefferson wrote on February 12 1798:
Two political Sects have arisen within the U. S. the one believing that the executive is the branch of our government which the most needs support; the other that like the analogous branch in the English Government, it is already too strong for the republican parts of the Constitution; and therefore in equivocal cases they incline to the legislative powers: the former of these are called federalists, sometimes aristocrats or monocrats, and sometimes tories, after the corresponding sect in the English Government of exactly the same definition: the latter are stiled republicans, whigs, jacobins, anarchists, disorganizers, etc. these terms are in familiar use with most persons.”
Threatened National Unity
Washington would warn again as in his Farewell Address against involvement in wars, and lament the rising sectionalism and party spirit in politics that threatened national unity:
… serves always to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration. It agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.
Washington refused to consider himself a member of any party, although … of greater tendency to side with Hamilton than with Jefferson. In the words of Eisenhower, [my emphasis].’
Guard Against the Acquisition of Unwarranted Military-Industrial Influence
Our people expect their President and the Congress to find essential agreement …, on most vital issues, cooperated well, to serve the national good rather than mere partisanship… how we use our power in the interests of world peace and human betterment. … some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. … Good judgment seeks balance and progress; lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. …– must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.
Ideology Cannot Be a Substitute for Judgment
Jefferson’s concern for ‘blatant foreign interference in domestic politics’ has returned as Corporatists driving the militarism on behalf of industry Eisenhower warned, for profit and global influence, as if America can continue to be the Lone-Ranger Birmingham, Texas policeman of the world by ending entitlements.
Now, no longer the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, or faithful Richard Lugar, thrown out by the Big Tent of Hate said:
If Mr. Mourdock is elected, … that will require him to revise … his embrace of an unrelenting partisan mindset [that] is … reflexive vote[s] for a rejectionist orthodoxy and rigid opposition to the actions and proposals of the other party. … They have worked to make it as difficult as possible for a legislator of either party to hold independent views or engage in constructive compromise. …[to] … remain mired in the dysfunction we have witnessed during the last several years. …But ideology cannot be a substitute for …. best judgment.
Corruption and Agitation
The old-South Republican Party stands for the same corruption and agitation decried, for an essential inability to come to agreement on issues of great moment in compromise. That conjures one spectacular and costly militaristic enterprise after another, Shock and Awe in Iraq as ‘miraculous solution to all current difficulties.’
Marketed as free-money for the unintended consequence of the rise of Iran, a trillion dollar tab left on the table. With no balance between the private and the public economy, no balance between cost and hoped for advantage, no balance between the clearly necessary of reducing the capabilities of terrorists in deference to a fantasy of a permanent American forward base in Iraq to rival Germany.
Without Concern for Balance
The Republican Party’s only commitment is to the acquisition of unwarranted influence by the military-industrial complex justified by incessant militarism as an essential requirement of ‘freedom,’ without concern for balance for the welfare of the citizenry as reflected by infant mortality and skyrocketing poverty of uninsured and under-insured.
Disastrous misplaced power has arisen and threatens democracy itself as corporations have become the citizens, the ‘court nobility,’ committed to neglecting America’s infrastructure and educational system, the latter dependent upon the welfare of parents that are now relegated to expendable on ‘at will’ lie plantations.
Thrive on Frustration
They reject good judgment, reject any balance of compromise; strive to undo the progress back to the time of King George III, thrive on frustration. Have seceded from the union in pursuit of an All or Nothing fealty to pledges to the old-South Confederacy of the War Between the States within the States.
Undermine Intellectual Curiosity
As government contracts can undermine intellectual curiosity, the massive say-do-whatever group-‘think-tank’ industry is Putting Food on the Table by generating Corporatist-sponsored automatomic propaganda to create and maintain a community of dreadful fear and Hate with cavalier disregard for the certain agony of the battlefield.
Then attack tenure in Higher Education to stifle dissent. Pumping phobia du Jour, they’ve firmly rejected faith in all nations, fully disdain even talking of reaching the goal of peace with justice. International Relations fops only dissuade from diplomacy.
To Stick It to the President
Democracy is already an insolvent phantom in the Duopoly of Power, the Republican Party at War Between the States within the States, that rejected Boles-Simpson, as Alan Simpson said, “to stick it to the president.”
The Republican Party has a fatal sepsis of automatons of ‘Low-Effort Thought,’ the political system in shocking credit-rating-reduction dysfunction brought by those who can only see awe, Virtue in themselves.
The Republican Party as a consequence of the old-Southern Strategy is inextricably married to loyalists with a proclivity for xenophobia motivated to return Authoritarianism, now in obeisance to Corporatist nobility as their deity a King’s ‘court’ as Federalists, Tories.
Seizing on the Federalist Papers as grounds of say-do-whatever pretense that the nation wasn’t founded with a Bill of Rights and provisions for Amendments, they’ve discredited any semblance of honor, drooling to maintain defense expenditures on the backs of the poor struggling on Spartan stones under Maestrini’s law.
Incapable of Any Sense of Balance
The hope for America is that the Republican Party, already proved incapable of any sense of balance in a mindset of Redemption out of the War Between the States within the States will recede into history with their fealty, rather than the nation, to metareligious pledges to remain decerebrate in office. In the words of President Theodore Roosevelt,
I believe in this country with all my heart and soul. I believe that our people will in the end rise level to every need, will in the end triumph over every difficulty that arises before them. I could not have such confident faith in the destiny of this mighty people if I had it merely as regards one portion of that people. Throughout our land things on the whole have grown better and not worse, and this is as true of one part of the country as it is of another. I believe in the Southerner as I believe in the Northerner. I claim the right to feel pride in his great qualities and in his great deeds exactly as I feel pride in the great qualities and deeds of every other American. For weal or for woe we are knit together, and we shall go up or go down together; and I believe that we shall go up and not down, that we shall go forward instead of halting and falling back, because I have an abiding faith in the generosity, the courage, the resolution, and the common sense of all my countrymen.
Political and Spiritual Heritage Lost
Now, out of the past thirty years since the rise of an idealized Ronald Reagan, for so many, things on the whole have grown worse and not better. Money isn’t only powerful, it’s looked to as a , with a short-stroke living for today with no vision of the future since voodoo trickle-down in say-do-whatever has become the culture of the country.
We’ve already mortgaged the material assets of our grandchildren to the loss of the political heritage of balance in compromise and spiritual heritage of egalitarian progress by listening to old-South Hate-mongers whose only Redemption has been in Atwater ‘hurting them more,’ that’s ground the country into the ground with ‘them.’ The people, the most precious resource of tomorrow are disregarded as reflected by any statistics of consideration.
Loyalist Dust Heap of Tory History
There was an Industrial Revolution, this is the age of Informative Revelation. Proportional Representation may be an impossible dream, but prove political Darwinism for Creationists of the impossibility to engage in constructive compromise. A context of these attempts is that often, the public discourse is described as political, floating the ‘contest of ideas debate and discussion,’ when we are in a struggle of religious faiths. On the Federalist in reality side, of the sheer terror of any loss of dominion as an existential threat to their survival so that any compromise is a putting their head on the block hands untied. Irrational panicked and drowning in hate-fear isn’t amenable to reason.
As the Democratic-Republicans eventually split to become the current two parties, the Federalist Party left in the loyalist dust heap of Tory history, the Republican Party should be marginalized. There may always be a without the religious attachment to Holding Dominion that underpins the inordinate influence of the military-industrial complex — corporatists., but there’s nothing that says it has to be this Duopoly. These drowing in their fear of losing Dominion over the country to lose Dominion over of the world need to be marginalized to extinction, as was the case with the Federalist Party. Perhaps there is also a ray of hope in a rise of the Libertarian Party, to carry the banner of compassion for no suffering other than your own,
Building bridges between the humane and thoughtful is the way Forward to create an ever more alert and knowledgeable citizenry.