Among those still enthralled by the GOP I guess that a majority would say they still respect America’s Revolutionary founders. And among those who do, some would even profess to adhere to the principles of the Revolution the founders made. Of course that Revolution was not completed when the the representatives of the people in their respective states moved to declare their independence on July 2, 1776. Nor was it completed once they had supported the declaration made on July 4th by successful battle. But the aim they fought for was provisionally achieved once they united to ordain and establish the Constitution of a general government that respected the Revolution’s principles.
I frequently consult the famous articles on the Constitution produced by some of the American Revolutionaries as part of the effort to persuade the people of the respective states to ratify the Constitution. In its compiled and edited form their commentary has come to be known as “The Federalist”. In Federalist 10 Madison wrote: “In the extent and proper structure of the Union, therefore, we behold a republican remedy for the diseases most incident to republican government. And according to the degree of pleasure and pride we feel in being republicans, ought to be our zeal in cherishing the spirit and supporting the character of Federalists.”
Obama’s re-election, and his immediate moves to purge and chasten the leadership of America’s armed forces, make it clear that the elitist faction is implacably determined completely to overturn (by force it necessary) the republican form of government established by America’s founders. There are signs that many people loyal to that form of government, and determined to restore and preserve the liberty it exists to secure, are firmly resolved to resist its overthrow.
Not coincidentally, in recent days some attention has been focused on what is supposedly one manifestation of this resolve- an apparently coordinated effort in which people, supposedly upset about Obama’s re-election, are asked to sign petitions demanding that he approve their State’s immediate secession from the Union.