Skip to comments.I Am a Republican Because
Posted on 11/13/2008 7:39:40 PM PST by An American!
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The Republican party embodies a uniquely American spirit. It is the spirit of independent minds, the conviction that open and honest debate is essential to the freedom we enjoy as Americans. The Republican platform is a testament to that freedom and stands as our promise to future generations that we will do whatever it takes to preserve it. It is grounded on the heartfelt belief that these principles, policies, and vision will lead our American family, not just through present dangers, but to a horizon of prosperity and liberty mankind has only begun to explore.
"I am a Republican, as the two great political parties are now divided, because the Republican party is a national party seeking the greatest good for the greatest number of citizens." - Ulysses S. Grant on September 28, 1880
I am a Republican Because...
I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person's dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
I BELIEVE free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.
I BELIEVE government must practice TRUE fiscal responsibility. Balanced budgets, reduced total expenditures and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.
I BELIEVE the proper role of State government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations.
I BELIEVE the proper role of the Federal governent is that which governs least.
I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.
I BELIEVE Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
I BELIEVE Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.
FINALLY, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.
As I watched the news today with the RGA going on and all our Republican governors on display, some of their comments...especially Palin's...about 36 governors coming up in 2010! We need to work hard to win those. And also work as a party and as volunteers to bring prestige back to the Grand Old Party!
Is this an old article?
If we don't go hard right, I'm gone.
Don’t confuse being a Republican with being a conservative!
I’m ready for a conservative party. The sooner we start the better.
"Whatever it is, it sure ain't YOU!!!"
Has to be old or fake one, because none of the politicians in office practice are believe it.
I am Republican because of Ronald Reagan. Pure and simple.
ROFLMAO!!! I sure have seen a lot of that on here.
I posted this a while back. I got much from President Bush’s 2004 party platform and added a little myself. I also made it up into little slips and gave it to those in my precinct when I walked from house to house. I’m sure others have posted it too...like I say, it was originally from President Bush.
Don't you mean "formerly"?
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s claim to being a Republican is rather shaky right now.
hmmm...so I am not a conservative?
Conservatives typically want to either keep things they way they are, or to return to the way things were before.
I look back in fondness at the yester-year when morality was not under constant attack. When the government was not hell-bent on socialism. I yearn for leaders to stand up on the floor of Congress as Davy Crockett did.
Maybe I am not a Free Republic conservative in your definition, but I am Proud to be an American, and will support and fight with whoever wants to keep these United States of America a country worth being proud about!
Im a republican because I enjoy my party selecting the best candidate that could be beat. Im a republican because I belong to a party that will not fight back.
Im a republican because Im an idiot and have little choice.
Unfortunately you are right, he has not stayed true to the words he spoke that day. I still think those words were a good way to describe a Republican.
I am a Republican Because...
I refuse to be a serf in a communist regime, and I have the the means to fight back.
I am a republican because of Goldwater. Do you have some explanation of what either of them have to do with today’s party? I don’t vote for ghosts.
Today we have the socialist dem part and the dem lites.
Seriously, I'm tired of taking it in the shorts because I'm not a minority, sexually deviant, too young or too old, or in any way disabled. Why am I always getting the short end so that someone else can get an artificial "leg up" on me? The biggest disadvantage in America today is not fitting into any particular victim group.
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