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I Am a Republican Because
Republican National Hispanic Assembly ^ | 2008

Posted on 11/13/2008 7:39:40 PM PST by An American!

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The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States. It is often referred to as the Grand Old Party or the GOP. The Republican Party is currently the second largest party with 55 million registered voters as of 2004, encompassing roughly one-third of the electorate. The traditional mascot of the party is the elephant. After the 2000 election, the color red became associated with the GOP, although it has not been officially adopted by the party.
Overview of the Platform includes:
* National Security - Defending Our Nation, Supporting Our Heroes, Securing the Peace
* Government Reform - Reforming Government to Serve the People
* Economy - Expanding Opportunity to Promote Prosperity
* Energy - Energy Independence and Security
* Environment - Addressing Climate Change Responsibly; Continuing Our Stewardship over the Environment
* Health Care - Reform: Putting Patients First
* Education - A More Competitive America
* Crime - protecting our Families
* Values - Preserving our values; Upholding 2nd Amendment; Preserving Traditional Marriage; Maintaining The Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life and other traditional values.

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!
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1 posted on 11/13/2008 7:39:41 PM PST by An American!
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To: An American!

Is this an old article?


2 posted on 11/13/2008 7:40:45 PM PST by nufsed
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To: An American!
I am a Republican becasue I'm too lazy to start a real conservative alternative to the moderate sell-out organization I currently belong to.

If we don't go hard right, I'm gone.

3 posted on 11/13/2008 7:44:05 PM PST by April Lexington (We are now the Che Guevara Republicans. Get radical or get lost!)
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To: An American!

Don’t confuse being a Republican with being a conservative!


4 posted on 11/13/2008 7:45:21 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who has the advantage?)
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To: April Lexington

I’m ready for a conservative party. The sooner we start the better.


5 posted on 11/13/2008 7:47:35 PM PST by nufsed
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To: An American!
Free Republic Definition Of A Conservative:

"Whatever it is, it sure ain't YOU!!!"

6 posted on 11/13/2008 7:50:00 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: April Lexington
I definitely understand that feeling. If it is not about sound Fiscal policy, pro-life platform and family values, I am really not that interested.
Let's face it, we have become a nation obsessed with sound bites, "reality tv" and relativism.
And that is sad.
7 posted on 11/13/2008 7:51:14 PM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: nufsed
Is this an old article?

Has to be old or fake one, because none of the politicians in office practice are believe it.

8 posted on 11/13/2008 7:52:26 PM PST by org.whodat ( "the Whipped Dog Party" , what was formally the republicans.)
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To: nufsed

I am Republican because of Ronald Reagan. Pure and simple.


9 posted on 11/13/2008 7:53:33 PM PST by DiogenesLaertius
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To: Old Sarge

ROFLMAO!!! I sure have seen a lot of that on here.


10 posted on 11/13/2008 7:55:48 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (All points of view tolerated...as long as they agree with mine.)
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To: nufsed; An American!

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.


11 posted on 11/13/2008 7:56:59 PM PST by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!)
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To: org.whodat
" "the Whipped Dog Party" , what was formally the republicans"

Don't you mean "formerly"?

12 posted on 11/13/2008 7:57:37 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (All points of view tolerated...as long as they agree with mine.)
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To: An American!; ElkGroveDan; calcowgirl; SierraWasp; kellynla; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s claim to being a Republican is rather shaky right now.


13 posted on 11/13/2008 8:00:04 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Old Sarge
Free Republic Definition Of A Conservative: "Whatever it is, it sure ain't YOU!!!"

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!

14 posted on 11/13/2008 8:00:10 PM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: An American!

I’m a republican because I enjoy my party selecting the best candidate that could be beat. I’m a republican because I belong to a party that will not fight back.
I’m a republican because I’m an idiot and have little choice.


15 posted on 11/13/2008 8:01:09 PM PST by doc1019 (We are now an Obamanation. Palin 2012)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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.


16 posted on 11/13/2008 8:02:09 PM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: An American!

I am a Republican Because...

I refuse to be a serf in a communist regime, and I have the the means to fight back.


17 posted on 11/13/2008 8:02:48 PM PST by factoryrat (Better living through American Industrial Might.)
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To: DiogenesLaertius

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.


18 posted on 11/13/2008 8:02:48 PM PST by nufsed
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To: org.whodat

Today we have the socialist dem part and the dem lites.


19 posted on 11/13/2008 8:03:51 PM PST by nufsed
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To: An American!
I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability or the lack thereof.

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.

20 posted on 11/13/2008 8:05:34 PM PST by CodeMasterPhilzar
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To: An American!

You misunderstood the line.

The standard FReeper reply refers to how there IS no definition of “conservative” that everyone agrees upon. Usually, it reults in name-calling and trying to out-right-wing the person you’re dissing. And it’s a reflection on how conservatives will never unite under one banner again.

No reflection on you, personally.


21 posted on 11/13/2008 8:06:13 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: nufsed; April Lexington

Make that 3 of us!


22 posted on 11/13/2008 8:06:17 PM PST by calex59
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To: calex59

I am a republican because I agree with this statement:

Government is supposed to protect us from each other, it is never supposed to protect us from ourselves.

Is this a Reagan quote?


23 posted on 11/13/2008 8:09:48 PM PST by roostercogburn
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To: calex59

We need someone to lead the party.


24 posted on 11/13/2008 8:13:05 PM PST by nufsed
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To: Old Sarge

Whoops...I did miss that...Thanks for the clarification. I just spent 10 minute re-reading the Davy Crockett account on Charity and Congress. Very appropriate in these days. But I fear we are too far gone. We are bailing out everyone in site. http://www.theadvocates.org/library/christian-crockett.html


25 posted on 11/13/2008 8:13:28 PM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

That’s exactly what I did back in 2000!

I changed from dem to rep....Now I ‘m CONSERVATIVE only!


26 posted on 11/13/2008 8:14:15 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: nufsed

True!!


27 posted on 11/13/2008 8:15:23 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives done vote for Bailouts! Republicans do!)
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To: An American!
"I will tell you how...if you believe the governement should be accountable to the people..."

I stopped right there. That makes you a Conservative, not a Republican. Today's Republican party has abandoned the original intent of this country. They have become the slow road to tyranny.

28 posted on 11/13/2008 8:16:01 PM PST by Desron13 (If you constantly vote between the lesser of two evils then evil is your ultimate destination.)
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To: April Lexington
I am a Republican becasue I'm too lazy to start a real conservative alternative to the moderate sell-out organization I currently belong to.

If we don't go hard right, I'm gone.


Harsh truth ping.
29 posted on 11/13/2008 8:17:02 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: An American!

I am a Republican because... well, just because!


30 posted on 11/13/2008 8:17:47 PM PST by Silly (www.PalinLove.com)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s claim to being a Republican is rather shaky right now.

I would think the credentials of being married to a Kennedy and kissing the hinder of Global Warming would have caused some doubt prior to the present.
31 posted on 11/13/2008 8:18:57 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: CodeMasterPhilzar
I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability or the lack thereof.

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.


Shut up honky. Just keep working and paying taxes.
32 posted on 11/13/2008 8:21:01 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: nufsed
We need someone to lead the party.

Rush won't take the pay cut, and he uses words the Dems don't understand.
33 posted on 11/13/2008 8:22:06 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: aWolverine; April Lexington

We need a modern day person(s) like Davy Crockett. I re-read his famous speech and story. (see link above)
To fix this...It will take starting out in the classrooms of our kids to raise a new generation of “right” thinking adults. How did we get here...relativism...being taught in the school. “There really is not right or wrong...everything is relative” It is being played out in CA right now on prop 8. We are in rapid decline and must begin the u-turn. Another place to start is with our booming Hispanic demographic.


34 posted on 11/13/2008 8:22:22 PM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: An American!

I think you meant conservative, not Republican.


35 posted on 11/13/2008 8:23:32 PM PST by mysterio
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To: aWolverine

I’d settle for Ron Paul with a national defense policy transplant.


36 posted on 11/13/2008 8:23:41 PM PST by nufsed
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To: An American!
To fix this...It will take starting out in the classrooms of our kids to raise a new generation of “right” thinking adults.

The very idea of government schools with a non-local curriculum is ridiculous. No wonder the damned things have a body count. It's Lord of the Flies 9 months of the year, forever.
37 posted on 11/13/2008 8:24:38 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: nufsed
I’d settle for Ron Paul with a national defense policy transplant.

Strict Constitutionalist ping!
38 posted on 11/13/2008 8:25:41 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: An American!
I Am formerly a Republican Because

The once grand old party abandoned its own, and America's, founding principles.

Time to build a principled party that truly belongs to conservatives:


39 posted on 11/13/2008 8:26:05 PM PST by EternalVigilance ("Barack Obama is black like me only in the sense that we both have dark skin." - Alan Keyes)
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To: An American!
You are crazy?

sorry, I am still leaning toward the Constitution Party. I saw my first Constitution party bumper sticker this week.

40 posted on 11/13/2008 8:29:23 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: aWolverine

I am saying we need to start with conservatives on School boards and in the classrooms and writing text books and curriculums. That is how the far left has moved the majority so far.


41 posted on 11/13/2008 8:32:20 PM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: Randy Larsen

Take a look at the Constitution Party. My wife put me onto them. Normally, she hasn’t been big into politics, but she knocked me out with this one. Told me she was supporting Constitution candidates from now on. wow!


42 posted on 11/13/2008 8:32:25 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: An American!
Today in Houston Texas we are presented with the spectacle of whether or not we should allow road check points for insurance and a valid drivers license on our streets. “Your papers please.” Rather than being outraged by the entire concept, our vaunted city council is upset that we may catch some criminal aliens in the process. There will be tyranny and war in this country. Mark my words.
43 posted on 11/13/2008 8:34:00 PM PST by Desron13 (If you constantly vote between the lesser of two evils then evil is your ultimate destination.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
I am still leaning toward the Constitution Party

Did not know about a Constitution party. Sounds interesting. I will research. I know this guy would have been considered a constitutionalist.

44 posted on 11/13/2008 8:34:49 PM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: An American!
It's a shame Colin Powell has forgotten THIS SPEECH and endorsed an enemy of this country.
45 posted on 11/13/2008 8:35:23 PM PST by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin smash Hulk!)
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To: calex59; nufsed; April Lexington
Maybe more. My wife put me onto the Constitution Party (Great brand name :), then two Boy Scout leaders said that is how they vote, then I saw my first Vote Constitution bumper sticker today! I am getting the message loud and clear!

I actually felt happiness and joy walking through the local store this afternoon. The first time since the election!

46 posted on 11/13/2008 8:36:23 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: FreeAtlanta

No Thanks!

I’m registering “Refuse To State”!

I’m a CONSERVATIVE FIRST!


47 posted on 11/13/2008 8:37:38 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I’ve heard, but I need to do some research. Still need someone who can be the leader/figurehead and get around the country.


48 posted on 11/13/2008 8:38:05 PM PST by nufsed
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To: nufsed

No new party n00b, we have one that we can take over.


49 posted on 11/13/2008 8:40:22 PM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Is this the American Constitution Party that seems to be headed up by a lesbian from Madison Wisconsin?


50 posted on 11/13/2008 8:41:22 PM PST by April Lexington (We are now the Che Guevara Republicans. Get radical or get lost!)
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