Skip to comments.Unlike Romney's "National Council for a New America," Free Republic is a conservative site!
Posted on 05/03/2009 12:32:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
I'm going to try one more time to explain what FR is all about.
Free Republic is a conservative site. That does not necessarily mean it is a Republican site. In fact there may be many Republicans we don't support and some Republican issues we cannot agree with.
I'll throw in Arlen Specter as a prime example of a Republican we cannot support. Should be obvious to all why not. Should also be just as obvious to all that we cannot support Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, John McCain and his lap dog Lindsay Graham, Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, et al.
Some of the issues we cannot support as conservatives even though sometimes initiated by so-called Republicans include TARP, or any kind of government bailout of private enterprise, federal intrusion into free markets, federalized education systems, government provided or controlled health care systems, abortion, gay marriage, amnesty, global warming, gun control, etc.
I guess there is more than one definition of conservatism floating around out there, and this won't be text book, but the one we use involves defending, preserving and protecting our constitution, our unalienable rights, our traditional family values, our American heritage, our nation, our borders and our sovereignty.
We aggressively defend our rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!
We aggressively defend our rights to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom to keep and bear arms, right to due process, right to equality under the law, right to be governed under the rule of law, right to constitutionally limited government, right to corruption free government, right to self-government and our private property rights, etc.
We also aggressively defend our right to state and local government for all issues not expressly delegated to the central government by the constitution.
We aggressively defend our rights to free markets and our rights to live our lives free of government intrusion, interference, coercion, force, or abuse of any kind.
We aggressively defend our rights to national sovereignty, state sovereignty and individual sovereignty!
And this definition also includes aggressively fighting against all enemies foreign and domestic who may try to deprive us of our rights or sovereignty. This would obviously include all foreign enemies, but also we defend against RINOS, Democrats, liberals, socialists, Marxists, communists, militant feminists or homosexualists, radical environmentalists, etc, etc, etc.
And we expect our elected representatives to also aggressively defend our rights and fight against all enemies foreign and domestic. We do not elect people and send them to DC or our state capitals, etc, to reach across the aisles or to be bipartisan or to negotiate or compromise away our rights. If you're not going to aggressively fight for us, and for our rights, STAY OUT!!
We bow to no king but God!
Our God-given unalienable rights are NOT negotiable!
Do NOT Tread on US!
Thank you very much!
I believe that is the best statement of what many or most of us believe that I have seen on the web.
But, but, Mitt is a conservative! (Just ask CNN.) /sarc
Does this mean I can stop trying to be nice?
Mormons are socially conservative and pro-family by religious upbringing. Most Blacks are too!
That’s why many Blacks vote for initiatives in California that would ban “gay” marriage.
Many good Blacks voted for Obama because he was Black. Many good Mormons support Romney because he is Mormon.
But Obama is not good for Blacks any more than Romney would be good for Mormons. The policies both men have pursued or that they have signed into law are poison to families, and socially deconstructionist.
A message from the founder of FR
Great pic. The tagline is precious. :^)
Well said and keep in mind that Mormons are generally going to vote for ANY conservative.
I love the flag pin!
Duncan Hunter is done. He's not running for President in 2012 and would be a fool if he tried. Jack Kemp would have better chance of winning.
Multi-ping to the Ann Coulter, Fred Thompson and Atlas Shrugged ping lists.
Ping! Hats off to ya’, Jim!
Well said! and bookmarked for future reference when someone needs to learn what makes one a conservative.
I think they’re the same cockroach.
Not my call, of course.
But I would not miss the smarmiest among them.
Well stated Bump!
Who is a traitor?
Admit it - this is just an old fashioned vanity.
I believe that judges should write laws.
I’m in good company here, right?
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