Rebecca Hagelin

Under the extremely liberal and near socialist reign of President Obama, it is easy to blame America’s drifting away from its founding principles on Democrats. But the truth of the matter is that both parties are at fault and have lost their way- especially the Republican Party.

You can see the evidence of the loss of American values and freedom everywhere. We have become a “nanny state” marked by big government and outrageously high taxes. And both parties are contributing to the problem. Expansive government growth and control of the market place occurred under the leadership of Republicans before the Obama era at a rate so fast it boggles the mind. And although Obama and team have America now moving at lightning speed toward financial ruin, the current Republican establishment has America headed to the same destination, albeit at a slower rate. But the truth is, if you are headed to ruin, you are headed to ruin. What does it matter if you are on a rocket headed to hell or a train if you end up in the same place?

I have to give the Democrats and liberals credit—at least they openly admit that they want that big government and those high taxes. The Republican Party, on the other hand, as Richard Viguerie points out in his brilliant new book, "Takeover", claims to represent freedom principles and ideas, but is making government bigger at a steady pace.

The Grand Old Party has been hijacked by progressive, As a result, many Americans correctly view the Republican Party as a bunch of old guys who complain about the government a lot, but who offer no solutions other than a watered-down versions of the same thing the Democrats are offering.

Because the Republican Party has been hijacked, it is a party at war with itself, and it is self-destructing. Viguerie argues that you can’t beat the liberal Democrats in elections and turn our country back around until the Republican Party is saved. He is right.

As Viguerie writes in "Takeover":

“We’ve been focused on defeating the liberal, Big Government democrats, when the first, and most important, roadblock to our goal of governing America according to conservative principles is the progressive, Big Government Republicans.”

“Until we conservatives control the Republican Party and nominate conservative candidates who will actually fight for and govern according to the conservative principles the party stand for, there will be no coherent alternative to the Democrats’ Big Government worldview presented to the voters, and little likelihood that we conservatives will achieve our goal of governing America according to conservative principles.”

How to Save Your Family: Promote Freedom

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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