Re: Vote em out!
I'm still confused why, after one presidential election, there is so much talk that the Republicans should move away from their core values. That they are the party of the "old white guys", they are "out of touch", and they need to moderate.
If you don't what 10 of the GOP core values are, they are: Lower taxes, a smaller, less intrusive, and fiscally responsible government, encourage growth of business, the right to keep and bear arms, safeguarding religious freedoms, equal treatment for all, freedom of speech/press, protecting our national symbols, definition of marriage, and sanctity of life.
I'm not going to get into the definition of marriage or abortion, as those are hot-button issues, we could debate about them all day, and not get anywhere...but I am just wondering why the GOP should move away from the ideas of lower taxes, a smaller/fiscally responsible gov't, and creating an attractive environment for businesses to be successful and grow...?
Is it because the flavor of the day/year/decade is spend like a bunch of idiots and print money until we run out of trees? Why, because it seems to be popular to villify the successful/businesses in this country now? Why, because it's popular to be on the gov't dole and have somebody else pay for your meager existence? Is it that a group can only be a champion of the people if they give the store away? You can't be a champion of the people if you make the hard decisions? I thought that is what we elected representatives for...to make the hard decisions...not make the easy/most popular ones.
Granted, it could be argued that the GOP and it's representatives have not followed their core value of a smaller/fiscally responsible gov't. I wouldn't exactly call them "champions" of that cause...because our gov't has grown bigger/more expensive under all presidents...Rep/Dem alike. I just think that this is the time our representatives should stand firm on those core values...not waffle, just because it agrees with recent polling data.
Say what you will about most of the core values of the GOP but, they are the values that have made this the greatest country on the face of the planet. Personally, I think the core value, "We work for the people of this country, not the other way around" should be added to the core value of ALL parties. Because, obviously, somewhere along the line, our representatives have forgotten what they are supposed to be doing in Washington.
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Last edited by cdepuydt; 11-27-2012 at 12:52 PM.