Whose side are you on?
By Ryan S. Walters
Like it or not there is, at present, a civil war inside the Republican Party. It is a battle over the soul of the party, over its ideology, and over which direction the party will take in the future. One side is very conservative, the ideological children of Jefferson, who seek to reform government from top to bottom, while the others, the establishment, want to maintain the status quo with a more moderate to liberal approach.
The split has always been there, going back to the days of Lincoln and TR. But it’s probably more prominent now than at any time since Teddy’s Bull Moose progressive insurgency. Now, though, the insurgents are the conservatives, or true conservatives to be more precise. [Read more...]