Republicans for privatization of traditional and common good governmental services are not republicans in the official meaning of the word from its original Latin meaning and Roman use. The word republic means literally "thing public" from the Latin res or "thing" and "publicae" or "public." According to Black's Law Dictionary, there are distinctions from Roman law between what is republican and reprivitan--if you will--in their respective definitions:
res privatae (rays pri-vay-tee) [Latin "private things"] Roman & civil law. Things that can be owned by individuals.
res publicae (rays paeb-li-see) [Latin "public things"] Roman & civil law. Things that cannot be individually owned because they belong to the public, such as the sea, navigable waters and highways.
The whole concept of early republicanism was to eliminate private control of the government and its services by aristocracy or monarchy. Those who fiercely fight for privatization government of services that traditionally promote the common good or a shared public interest are merely fighting the same dispute of the monarchists and aristocrats of old and are working against republican principles in the philosophical sense of the word. Perhaps they should form a new political party called the Reprivitan party--they may even be able to merge with the Constiution Party which is of itself another oxymoron. But we will leave that discussion for another day.