Blurred lines: the problem with American political parties

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist

We judge people based on the way they speak, the way they dress, and the way they think before we get to know them, and that shouldn’t make someone less than they really are. This is not about a judgmental society, but about the way we judge people based on their political stance.

One question that people often ask other people is, “Why are you a Republican?” For some their answer is often followed with judgments of the party and the recent presidential election results. Why don’t people ever ask, “Why are you a Democrat?” That seems as though it would generate a much different response.

Some people can never provide an answer to that question, but isn’t it time to stop judging the Republican Party so harshly? If so, the world as a whole must be called into question because similar to criminals, you can’t judge a world based on a few bad apples. To be blunt, Tea Party ideals being infused into the Republican Party.

Back in 2010, the Tea Party came under speculation because of their different ideals and how they were funded. Most of the funding came from the billionaires, Charles and David Koch, more commonly referred to as the Koch Brothers. These two men are quite controlling in the way they do business and it doesn’t just revolve around the multiple oil refineries they own.

The documentary, Citizen Koch, discusses some of the ways that they have tried to dismantle standard government. For example, they paid a group of people to get positions on a school board association just so they would pass a school bill allowing for the school to be segregated again.

Another aspect that can be called into investigation is the way that they seemingly merged themselves with the Republican Party. The basic ideals of the Republican Party are similar to what the Democrats seemingly stand for now, but at the same time they also know how a government is supposed to be run.

The Republican Party of Wisconsin has a few key principles, which exemplify the level headed attitude of the party, “I Believe … The proper function of government is to do for the people those things that have to be done but cannot be done, or cannot be done as well, by individuals, and that the most effective government is government closest to the people.”

Shouldn’t America want something like this instead of the Tea Party values that they stand for now? While the ideas of Democrats are beneficial to the country they only cater to a small yet select group of people.

Since the Presidential election protests are going on around the clock, but is the problem really the candidate? Could it possibly be the ideals of the party he ran under? Why is no one acknowledging that the Republican Party is being held hostage by ideals that reveal the worst in people?

How is it that no one knew about the “political chimerism” of the Republican Party?

For those that don’t know, a chimera has two different mainstream definitions. The first is rooted in Greek mythology, and the second is rooted in genetics. In order to explain the current Republican Party as opposed to members of Republican Party’s past.

In Greek mythology; a chimera is beast composed of different parts of animals such as the head of a lion the legs of a goat, and much else. It’s somewhat difficult to look at but fascinating to think of. The genetic definition of this word is similar to what the mythological chimera is, but not as repulsive.

A genetic chimera is when two zygote merge together and become one single person. This is essentially what happened to the Republican Party when the 112th Congress was elected.

The ideals of the Republican Party no longer need to exist because of the radical extremism of conservatives in Congress, in the country and now in the White House. Donald Trump is not to blame, but rather the shift and popularized beliefs of these “chimera republicans.”

People that voted for Donald Trump this year, Mitt Romney in 2012, and the “Republican” Party candidates that were members of the 112th Congress have to stop being persecuted for a crime they didn’t commit. The people that should be persecuted are Michelle Bachmann, Rand Paul, David and Charles Koch, Jim DeMint, Mitt Romney, and most of the members that ran as well as won seats in the 112th Congress.

I’m not a Democrat persecuting Republicans, but a liberal that finds the perversion of Republican ideals deplorable. It shouldn’t be treated as a punchline for news anchors, talk show hosts, and reporters. Journalists created this scare and shouldn’t back down from this because it is now in the White House which comes in the form of a President-elect who ran on a fear campaign.

The fear that he was demonstrating comes from the ideals that the Republican Party has taken on. Politicians as well as citizens may be worried about radical extremism overseas, but we don’t have to look that far because they are sitting in both houses of Congress.

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