Exclusive: Alan Keyes likens Boston Tea Party to what’s needed in GOP
by Alan Keyes
Once a high-level Reagan-era diplomat, Alan Keyes is a long-time leader in the conservative movement. He is well-known as a staunch pro-life champion and an eloquent advocate of the constitutional republic, including respect for the moral basis of liberty and self-government. He has worked to promote an approach to politics based on the initiative of citizens of goodwill consonant with the with the principles of God-endowed natural right.
He writes, “It’s apparent that the party still calling itself Republican has become arrogantly hostile to this indispensable premise of republican self-government. John Boehner’s purge of fiscal conservatives is just the most recent proof of this Soviet-style hostility. So was Karl Rove’s successful political assault on moral conservatives during the late election. These henchmen of the elitist faction’s twin-party sham now, quite openly, go about their business – to substitute endlessly manipulated fear for sensible persuasion as the basis for government in the United States.”
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