So where does the GOP go from here? There’s a lot of talk about demographics, but let’s not get carried away there. It’s prudent to let Democrats continue to be a party made up of a bunch of different groups they pander to as eventually that will blow up on them as one day those groups will be opposed to each other and they can’t pander to both at once. Also, the Democrats survive mainly on racism — promoting racial cohesion and lying about racist threats out there. They need a racial wedge to keep different racial groups from ever thinking about voting for the other guy, but that’s not a long term strategy.
The strength of the GOP needs to be that we are not groups that need to be pandered to but are instead united on cohesive principle — that one being liberty. The Democrats furrow their brows at why someone in lower middle class would be against raising taxes on the rich, because they live in a world where you have to pander directly to everyone’s interests. But we’re in a world where liberty is our main interest, and we want to preserve it everywhere.
People argue we need to be “more conservative,” but what does that even mean? What we need to do is make sure we have a central principle we’re united on and can articulate to others. Many people don’t see taxes and regulations in terms of liberty, and that’s where we have to work. The Democrats are the anti-liberty party. They want to force people to behave certain ways, spend people’s money for them, and control businesses despite their ignorance and ineptitude. They don’t think anything of forcing someone morally opposed to birth control to pay for it because they think nothing of liberty. Many are still against guns because liberty just scares them too much. Yet very few will ever argue directly against liberty because inherently they know its value, but that’s where we need to put the Democrats. We can’t let them retreat to their nonsense phrases like, “Freedom is not having to worry about health care costs!” Freedom is not an expansive concept you can redefine. If you’re forcing people to do things by government, then that is the opposite of freedom. The Democrats don’t like liberty, and we need to make them own up to it.