Gone is Reagan; a forgotten memory in the halls of the Republican Party. Oh, sure, the photos of Ronnie still hang on the walls, but any hint of conservatism is a dusty relic, locked in the dusty attic of the Progressive Right.
In Ohio the Republican Party -- under the leadership of senate president Bill Harris -- lead the charge to close payday lenders. In doing so, any vestige of individualism and property rights, and the Grand Old Party, gave way to the new Nanny Do-Gooder Party.
Harris and his fellow Republicans prove the old adage that the only difference between a Democrat and a Republican is ten years. That's right, Harris is the 2008 face of the ideals that were the Democratic Party of the 1990's.
It's time that the Republicans drop Progressive ideology and return to classical liberalism. Let the Democrats hold onto the belief that, through government, society can be perfected, leading to the socialists' dreamed utopia.
Harris and fellow Republicans believe that they know best. They want to decide the rules that govern all trade and commerce between willing individuals. Arrogance? You bet! Deluded? Absolutely!
Of course, WE, allow them to continue their road to our serfdom. And, we cheer them on. A sad state of affairs.
A nation founded on "Don't Tread On Me!" reduced to children seeking the warmth of the state, in all matters, private and public.
As long as WE allow Harris and the state to usurp our Liberties, they more they will take. WE have failed our ancestors. WE have failed our Founding Fathers and our Patriots!