Dear Colin Powell, May 13, 2009Posted by thestellaranomaly in Republican.
At a recent event in Washington, you said, “Americans do want to pay taxes for services” and “Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less.” Although I respect you tremendously Mr. Powell; you’re flat out wrong. (Why did President Obama run on a platform of cutting taxes for 95% of Americans if we liked having our money forcibly taken from us?) Mr. Powell, I realize you made these remarks in reference to the awful position the Republicans find themselves in at the moment. I gather your solution for the Republicans to get out of the wilderness is for us to be more Liberal.
Can I ask you sir, what is the point of having a two party system if both parties basically believe in the same philosophy? Do you think that this situation would be good for America? Would there be healthy debate and a checks on state power if everyone held the same basic beliefs? I’m all for the Republicans being more inclusive and ending the shrillness, but to change the core tenet of the party, limited-government, would not be beneficial to anyone, least of all Republicans. Your solution would be to have two big government parties. No yin and yang, but yin and yin! In Star Wars terms, there would be no balance to the force (wow, that was geeky). You’re basically suggesting we have a one party system, because that’s worked so well for the Cubans and North Koreans. With all due respect Sir, I’m hoping the Republicans pass on taking your advice, in fact I’m hoping they do the complete opposite!
The Stellar Anomaly