Conservative Hideout has published the Republican Party Platform of 1936 in response to the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It could written today. The Platform did not win the White House for the GOP. Republicans controlled the Senate for only 18 years out of 66, from 1945 – 2011. We controlled the House of Representatives only 17 years out of 66 during the same time period. In January 1977, Jimmy Carter moved into the Oval Office and we began the modern-day, tortuous march toward even bigger Government – his four years of a Democrat-controlled Congress, bringing near economic disaster, and the destabilization of the Middle East, giving power to the wrath of Islamisits across the globe. Read a small portion of the 1936 GOP Platform, which if implemented, would have undoubtedly changed America for the better and saved us from the angst of today.
[John Carey, Conservative Hideout 2.0] “It was 1936 and the nation was in peril. The year marked FDR’s fourth year in office and by all accounts his manipulation and molding of a new society in the progressive image yielded very little in terms of putting people back to work. People in America were still struggling after four years of progressive policies that failed to jump start the economy. Our stock market was stagnating at best and even though GDP had slightly risen since the 1929 crash the economy was still under performing. FDR’s central economic planning was failing as is Obama’s central economic planning is failing today. The people of 1936 were facing many of the same economic woes we’re facing today. I decided to take a look at the 1936 Republican platform to see where they stood. I was surprised by what I discovered….”
The New Deal Administration constantly seeks to usurp the rights reserved to the States and to the people.
It has insisted on the passage of laws contrary to the Constitution.
It has intimidated witnesses and interfered with the right of petition.
It has dishonored our country by repudiating its most sacred obligations.
It has created a vast multitude of new offices, filled them with its favorites, set up a centralized bureaucracy, and sent out swarms of inspectors to harass our people.
It has bred fear and hesitation in commerce and industry, thus discouraging new enterprises, preventing employment and prolonging the depression.
Then under a title of ‘Reemployment,’ there is this starting point:
The only permanent solution of the unemployment problem is the absorption of the unemployed by industry and agriculture.
A reminder of the Progressive thinking in full display back in the ’30’s
On 9th March 1933, Roosevelt called a special session of Congress. He told the members that unemployment could only be solved “by direct recruiting by the Government itself.” For the next three months, Roosevelt proposed, and Congress passed, a series of important bills that attempted to deal with the problem of unemployment. The special session of Congress became known as the Hundred Days and provided the basis for Roosevelt’sNew Deal.
And so began the modern day march toward governing by Big Government and the problems with today’s Middle East, the problem that has changed everything, forever. President Ronald Reagan was a stop-gap along the march path, but the follow-on presidency of Jimmy Carter came close to knocking us to our knees economically and ideologically:
The truth is the entire nightmare [of terrorism] can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the ayatollah Khomeini….
Let’s look at the results of Carter’s misguided liberal policies: the Islamic Revolution in Iran; the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (Carter’s response was to boycott the 1980 Moscow Olympics); the birth of Osama bin Laden’s terrorist organization; the Iran-Iraq War, which cost the lives of millions dead and wounded; and yes, the present war on terrorism and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In his anti-war pacifism, Carter never got it that Khomeini, a cleric exiled to Najaf in Iraq from 1965-1978, was preparing Iran for revolution. Proclaiming “the West killed God and wants us to bury him,” Khomeini’s weapon of choice was not the sword but the media. Using tape cassettes smuggled by Iranian pilgrims returning from the holy city of Najaf, he fueled disdain for what he called gharbzadegi (“the plague of Western culture”).
Carter pressured the shah to make what he termed human rights concessions by releasing political prisoners and relaxing press censorship. Khomeini could never have succeeded without Carter. The Islamic Revolution would have been stillborn.
The lesson: voters must work to increase our numbers in the House and Senate, and when we do, beginning now, we must hold our Congresscritter’s feet to the fire, and shove the 1936 GOP Platform under their noses every chance we get.