The founders had a clear understanding about and reverence for the source of our rights. They didn’t design the Constitution to give us these rights. They designed it to protect them from the machinations of men, particularly those in government. This is one of the biggest reasons the party is so clear in its philosophies towards these rights. We want to defend the Constitution because the Constitution is the only way to defend our freedoms.
It’s no surprise that the Federalist Party is getting a ton of new members who feel the GOP has left them. What may be surprising is that a good number of the ones we’re seeing make the switch are millennials.
It’s mildly ironic that on the 10th anniversary of me taking up residence in the state of California, I’m seriously considering moving my family out. It’s not the outrageous cost of living nor the left-leaning nature of the state even in the “conservative safe haven” of Orange County. Sacramento is now pushing for single-payer health care. If that makes it in, I’ll finally move out.
Have you ever wondered why we drive on a parkway and park in the driveway? It’s the type of question that just about everyone has been asked or seen in a Twitter feed for an up-and-coming comedian trying to get attention, but it’s also fairly legitimate. The same thing can he said about the differences between Federalism and Statism.
Everyone knows Albert Einstein was arguably the sharpest mind to walk the earth in modern history. What many don’t realize is that his insights into culture, society, and politics were often just as profound as his understanding of physics. This quote is quite true and demonstrates an ideal that may never be achieved, but that we still should strive for as Americans blessed to be part of this great nation.
Trump supporters will say, “well, duh.” Trump detractors will say either (1) he shouldn’t have surrounded himself with Establishment morons and liberal manipulators, or (2) Trump would have made poor decisions regardless of his advisers.
Whenever I talk to pundits and political pros, the first (and often second, third, and fourth) question they ask is about money. Having a passionate party with great ideas is one thing, but funding it is a whole other story. Other third parties have failed because of a lack of sufficient funds. How will the Federalist Party be different?
One of the basic tenets of small-government-loving Federalists is that the individual American holds primacy over all other levels of government. “Self-government” is what the founders envisioned. They believed that the states and the national government had roles to play, but those roles were intended to empower the individual and his/her family.
James Madison was an enigma to many because he believed in both state and federal powers. He helped to promote ratification of the Constitution to establish a strong national government but he also made certain there were measures in place to empower the states. In many ways, he was the original embodiment of modern Federalism. We’re confident he would be fighting on our side if he were leading the party today.
Avid readers of Soshable have been disappointed for a while. I went from publishing pretty much every day to slowing down dramatically before stopping altogether in January. Things have been pretty insane lately. Near the top of the list of life-changing events (and there have been several) is the rise of the Federalist Party, of which I’m a co-founder.