To: Jim Robinson
This website exits to take back our Republic by keeping the Marxists out of power
A worthy cause. However I offer a premise. If the majority of whichever is the correct party continues to pass legislation that expands the government, hence institution of socialist programs, shouldn't we vote against those that would vote in the affirmative for such programs?
Don't get me wrong, I don't vote Democrat at the national level. I follow the principles of the Framers and vote for the candidate who represents my views. If there is not a candidate that represents my views (or at least comes close) in good conscience I cannot vote in that specific race.
However currently at the local level (county) the Democrats are for conservative issues (namely private property), while the Republicans have been for eminent domain when it suits their needs. At the local level, my vote has helped to keep liberals out of power. The conservatives are labeled Democrat, but which is more important, a party or a principle?
If you intend to work against us, I prefer you do it somewhere else.
I do not intend to work against anyone. I intend to follow the warnings of General Washington in his Farewell Address and the 'the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally'. I vote for the most conservative individual on the ballot. Always will, always have. In effect, I am doing my part to keep liberals (new liberals, not classical liberals) out of positions of power
posted on 05/16/2006 4:19:03 PM PDT
(Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
Ok, I'll put it this way. Those who intend to work against our efforts in the coming election cycle, won't be doing it for long on FR.
To: billbears; Jim Robinson
I've been following your discussion with interest. In this political struggle, I'd think the long term winning strategy is where the effort should be placed. After all, any given politician must, regardless of party, more or less, vote constrained by the populace in his/her district. Thus, changing the minds of the people, via education, via challenging their common assumptions, making them defend the positions of the MSM, via websites like FR etc... HAS to result in positive gain over the long term. We are clearly seeing the younger generation(s) getting more Conservative/Libertarian over time. IMO, This should be the measure of our success. How the Libertarians vote or what the Libertarian party, or any other third party orgs do in a particular cycle is, it seems to me, somewhat of a secondary concern. However, speaking of which, in the short term, an organization that has recently greatly helped our cause, IMO, is the Club For Growth
, which has given Conservatives/Libertarians a resource to elect politicians (like Tom Coburn) who don't try to 'triangulate' and stay in power, as it seems to me much of the establishment GOP
is geared to do, but instead galvanize the blogosphere and the new Conservative/Libertarian media by leading, rather than being lead, which equals more long term gain. When politicians see that being Conservative/Libertarian results in them staying in power, then we can sit back and watch them fall over each other in their eagerness to reform (reduce) government and restore Constitutionality. :)
posted on 05/16/2006 11:43:59 PM PDT
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