When your car tire pops or goes flat and you need to do a roadside tire change, you’re going to need a jack. You need something to elevate your vehicle so you can repair it and move forward with your precious cargo—your family, friends, and yourself—to your desired destinations.
The vehicle that drives us in life is our value system. It is the precious thing that drives us forward and carries us to our desired destinations of progress. As you have heard, this journey to a society more in-line with one’s values is really one’s destination. For many decades, American people with a conservative value system have noticed a hole in the tire that keeps them going. We’ve pulled the car over, diagnosed the problem, and started working towards progress. Our most natural response was using the jack in our trunk—the Republican Party. The jack’s job is the act as a platform for the car to be elevated upon to easily access the issue and carry out a repair. We call the Republican Party a platform on which our values are elevated, where great ideas and people can gather and gain direct access to solutions.
But what if the jack is broken?
What if the jack is not put in the right position? Car savvy people know—place the jack in the wrong spot, the jack won’t elevate correctly and you are putting yourself at great danger by being under it.
Some say the Republican Party is a broken jack, not elevating conservative values at all, and some say it is off position, not properly elevating with methods that may be life-threatening to the cargo of conservatism.
With big spending, incumbent back-rubs, and big government compromise, true conservatives are starting to look for a new platform to elevate their values.
When a car owner is stranded and only finds a broken jack, he or she searches for something more suitable for the job. This may mean finding what is nearby on the side of the road for immediate repair and a get-back-on-the-road mentality. For others, this means calling a friend—reaching out to like-minded individuals—and getting to the store for a new and improved jack .*provided by the free market of ideas* Some have found a better jack in the Tea Party, some the Libertarian Party, and some have just gathered under the name of constitutionalists, conservatives, etc.
Conservatives across the nation are sending a message with these primaries: compromise that levels all values as equal, is no elevation at all. That’s our only purpose for a jack, and if it can’t perform its job, we really have no reason to keep it. It would be silly to get sentimental over a car jack, thinking of how our beloved jack worked in ’85 under Reagan, and refused to give it up.
Why not just fix the jack we already have instead of getting a new one? Because if we wanted to transform a tool that didn’t work into one that did work for us, we would register Democrat.
Conservatives are resourceful people who believe in enterprise, think-tanks, and investment. We are going to build a jack and it’s going to be the best damn jack you’ve ever invested in…as long as we can get enough people to let go of their old one.
At the end of the day, we are sentimental people, but we must understand that political parties function as tools for us to use—not the other way around. Tools are great, but you’ll never catch me serving my tool before my valued object of repair. I do not serve a political party, and it if it can’t serve me, I’m going to create a demand for a new one. When I am supplied with a solution, please don’t get angry in sentiment. Don’t value unity over utility.
Or do. Either way, I’m getting my tail back on the road.