I thought I might share my reply to our local Congress-Critter's fundraising letter.
On Aug 22, 2017, at 3:01 PM, Justin Amash wrote:
Over the last seven years, Republicans have promised to repeal Obamacare and cut spending. It is an absolute disgrace that we have failed to do so.
Yes, it's a disgrace, but it's completely predictable and expected by people like me.
I'm cheering for you and your Liberty Caucus, but I won't send dollars. History shows what a waste it is to try fixing politics with politics.
Does that sound cynical? I prefer to think of it as realistic. The build-up in culture of the faith in central government has taken thousands of years to get to this sad state. You aren't going to change hardcore cultural attitudes by changing some laws or gaining political power for the libertarian movement. The change we need will be much more glacial than that.
People were taught as children to trust, fear, and love big government, and they in turn are teaching those beliefs to their children, and their children's children. You might be an exception to the rule that both R and D republicans love to sound libertarian while they are campaigning, or while they are in a powerless minority position. I'll give you that. But, history shows how many socialist-leaning plans were enacted by powerful R or D majorities. Do I have to list the big-government programs started by Rs? The Prescription Drug would head the list, but I'm also sickened by the biggest pork-barrel big-government project of all: The Pentagon.
Republicans and Big Government | Mises Institute
Republicans are even more socialist when it comes to the military and it's goal of a one-world hegemony. Same goes for the hardline Republican attitude toward so-called "law and order" drug laws and immigration restrictions. I keep an eye on the New American's "Freedom Index" and I see a great score for Justin Amash. So, you might be the exception that proves the rule? I can wish, but I can't send you money in good conscience.
Thanks for your dedication to the principles of liberty, as far as that goes.
PS - Support Individual Liberty and Responsibility: Walk Away!