[FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are told that is why today’s Republican Establishment hates Dr. Ron Paul with such a passion; that they hate him because, like Taft, he is the quintessential Republican. Patriots who say that are mistaken, of course. The reason the Republican Establishment hates Dr. Paul is precisely that he is not a traditional, mainstream Republican, that his platform of freedom is an aberration. The Republican Party didn’t “go wrong,” didn’t “go left.”[/FONT] [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif] [/FONT] [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]It has been wrong from the beginning, from the day it was founded. From the beginning, the Republican Party has worked without deviation for bigger, more imperial government, for higher taxes, for more wars, for more totalitarianism. From the beginning, the Republican Party has been Red.[/FONT] [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]SOURCE...[/FONT] Red Republicans and Lincoln's Marxists: Marxism in the Civil War Think I'll be ordering one of these books.