Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sorry to See Mitt Make an Exitt

Unfortunately, Republican Mitt Romney suspended his campaign last week leaving true conservatives feeling abandoned and forcing us to support Sen. John McCain. There is no doubt that McCain is a great American and a dedicated public servant, however, he has failed to faithfully represent the republican ideology. Many times he has reached across the aisle abyss to sell his conservative soul to the liberal left causing great concern for true conservatives. I hope that McCain can unite the party by returning to the conservative values that make the Republican Party the true ‘grand ol’ party”.

What are true conservative values you may ask?

  • Conservatives believe that the people, not the government, should make decisions for themselves.
  • Conservatives believe that the people are fully capable of self-determination and creating their own plan to realize their individual goals and dreams.
  • Conservatives believe that a sense of entitlement comes from hard work and perseverance and not from government hand-outs.
  • Conservatives trust that parents know what is best for their children and are the true experts when it comes to the educational choices for their children.
  • Conservatives believe in the preservation and protection of the traditional family.
  • Conservatives admire the entrepreneurial spirit of Americans and feel that every effort should be made to lift any obstacle that would attempt to stifle that spirit.
  • Conservatives believe that the worker retain their hard earned dollars instead of being robbed by wasteful and bloated government bureaucracies that squander the financial dreams of working Americans.
  • Conservatives believe in the expansion of our Armed Forces and strengthening our national defense to ensure our safety and to protect or freedoms.
  • Conservatives believe that America is the greatest country in the history of the world.

I believe that Mitt Romney truly exemplified the conservative ideology and I am extremely disappointed he is no longer in the race.

Here are some excerpts from his speech:

· As I said to you last year, conservative principles are needed now more than ever. We face a new generation of challenges, challenges which threaten our prosperity, our security and our future.

· The values and beliefs of the free American people are the source of our nation’s strength and they always will be!

· Dependency is death to initiative, risk-taking and opportunity.

· Dependency is a culture-killing drug—we have got to fight it like the poison it is!

· The attack on faith and religion is no less relentless. And tolerance for pornography—even celebration of it—and sexual promiscuity, combined with the twisted incentives of government welfare programs have led to today’s grim realities.

· A nation built on the principles of the founding fathers cannot long stand when its children are raised without fathers in the home. The development of a child is enhanced by having a mother and father. Such a family is the ideal for the future of the child and for the strength of a nation.

· Europe is facing a demographic disaster. That is the inevitable product of weakened faith in the Creator, failed families, disrespect for the sanctity of human life and eroded morality.

· Our prosperity and security also depend on finally acting to become energy secure. America must never be held hostage by the likes of Putin, Chavez, and Ahmendinejad.

· Depress the private sector and you depress the well-being of Americans.

· And finally, let’s consider the greatest challenge facing America—and facing the entire civilized world: the threat of violent, radical Jihad. In one wing of the world of Islam, there is a conviction that all governments should be destroyed and replaced by a religious caliphate. These Jihadists will battle any form of democracy—to them, democracy is blasphemous for it says that citizens, not God shape the law. They find the idea of human equality to be offensive. They hate everything we believe about freedom just as we hate everything they believe about radical Jihad.

· To battle this threat, we have sent the most courageous and brave soldiers in the world. But their numbers have been depleted by the Clinton years when troops were reduced by 500,000, when 80 ships were retired from the Navy, and when our human intelligence was slashed by 25%. We were told that we were getting a peace dividend. We got the dividend, but we didn’t get the peace. In the face of evil in radical Jihad and given the inevitable military ambitions of China, we must act to rebuild our military might. Raise military spending to 4% of our GDP, purchase the most modern armament, re-shape our fighting forces for the asymmetric demands we now face, and give the veterans the care they deserve!

America must remain, as it has always been, the hope of the earth.

God Bless America!

In the immortal words of President Ronald Reagan: “If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals -- if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.”


Anonymous said...

Good riddance!!!! Our country has had enough of incompetent Republican rule, which has given us:

A huge budget deficit following a budget surplus under the previous administration.

A failed war of choice in Iraq, while we are failing a war of necessity in Afganistan to destroy Al Queda.

Tax cuts to the weathiest while the middle class looses ground.

The dollar at an all time low.

Energy costs at an all time high.

Subprime mortgage disaster due to a lan almost complete lack of regulation.

Torture as standard operating procedure.

Gulags in Cuba.

No Military Contractor Left Behind. Halliburton stock doing quite nicely.

Our standing in the world greatly diminished.

Romney would have been more of the same failed policies that have given us the disaster of the past 7.5 years.

The only thing worse is Holden's tenture as President of the JPCA.

I'm Not The Only One said...

If conservatives believe that the people, not the government, should make decisions for themselves and that the people are fully capable of self-determination and creating their own plan to realize their individual goals and dreams, why do conservatives support the war on drugs and punish many other victimless crimes?

Why should our tax dollars be spent to arrest, try and incarcerate someone dumb enough to slowly kill themselves with soul-killing narcotics?