Were there is no principles there will be at best, ethics that are confused, at worse, no ethics at all. For ethics seek to answer three questions.
1. What is the motive of human action?
2. What is the standard of human?
3. What is the end or purpose of human action?
The Republican Party is being challenged by the American people through the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party folks are preempting the very position that the Republican’s should have, the Republican’s should not be competing with the Tea Party folks. In this peculiar facet of this phenomenon we find the political parties attempting to do the same function as the Tea Party group, putting forth candidates for ballot positions and election. It has been noticed by the Republican Party at least, that they may start to have some serious competition from this group of giant killers called the Tea Party Movement.
The Republican Party has no idea why they are playing second fiddle to this TP movement. They have no idea why the movement has grown, almost over night to be a perceived threat to Republican politics, as some think.
The Republican Party lacks understanding in what has happen, to themselves and they don’t understand why the TP movement is growing by leaps and bounds and becoming a threat to their political machine. In order that the Republican Party comes to understand the problem they would be force to recognize this simple fact. The TP movement believes and/or is starting to believe the Republican Party has no standards and unless they start understanding this simple fact how can they make any corrections. There must be standards for judging the rightness and wrongness of any political behavior and if there is no elevation of Principles and a finding of ethics there will be no correctness in the Party’s direction.
We shall see what is to happen to the Republican Party it they do not change their attitude and raise their principles and standards thereby gaining the ethical positioning to attract the Tea Party Folks. If this doesn’t happen the Republican Party will find themselves more and more at odds with the TP movement and I’m afraid they will find themselves on the short end of a political stick.
We Shall See