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!
Very good points.
Repeat a lie often enough...
Well then, pissant must have three names, because I agree with library user! LOL!
The biggest regret I have is that I did not write in Duncan Hunter’s name!
I would be unwilling to vote for a Mormon, sorry. Mitt is a Ken doll. The Mormons will not be deemed OK til they get the polygamy thing ironed out.
Hey, I voted for Reagan TWICE.
Then what happened?
Hopefully, Romney is a Latter Day Politician. Great oratory, JR...
I’m going to make a guess that pissant also agrees with you on this.
That was my plan too. Then Sarah came along and I voted for her.
Bravo! Bravo! I believe that to throw us off track, liberals and the moveon.org ilk continually say that conservatives need a bigger tent. The very last thing we should do is take advice from liberals. We should take a page from their book and allow no one who does not have the same goals that we do. It is exactly because we are yielding that we are in the mess that we are in. I don’t want to be a part of any movement that does not have core conservative values, including the reverence for human life from inception. Our country is in big trouble because we have moved away from core conservative values. God is not going to continue smiling down on us as we move farther away from Him. There are plenty of examples in history where people have reviled God, and they ended up in ruin. We should not have to include those whose principles waiver and differ from ours. We tried that with many politicians, including Specter. The list is endless. We need to stand firm and make sure that those we elect have conservative principles without chucking out those they do not like. After all, most of our founders basically revered the Word of God, and it turned out that we had a Divinely-inspired Constitution (I think so anyway) for that reason.
I got the same form letter. RNC got their first contribution from me when they announced Sarah Palin. Unless they show me they are serious about the issues that matter to me, and in advancing candidates that are truly conservative, they will not get another penny.
The sales pitch is, if you send us money, we'll come up with great candidates! I am sorry, but it works exactly the other way around. Why should I fill the coffers for them to potentially support candidates that I cannot, in good conscience, vote for?
The RNC seems to want a TARP-like bailout of their own, with no subsequent accountability to its donors. Maybe if the funds dry up they will start to get the message.
Maybe a few exceptions out there in the world, mainly those who have bought his inch deep mile wide conversion and good looks package...
But many here that were in the category have been shown more than enough evidence to contradict the “Mitt Romney” sales pitch, so they are fresh out of excuses and places to hide...
Liberal "maverick" socialists disguised as Republicans that "reach across the isle" and borrow a knife to stab conservatives in the back...
Our domestic enemies are far more dangerous to our liberty than our foreign enemies ever will be.
If you a think for a second that saying you voted for Palin was not a vote for McCain is mind-bending absurdity. I don’t come here for approval or denial. Sharing ideas and opinions and growing with everyone is what makes this site special. (It better not include baby-murder or your out)
I was going to type a snippy response to this, but it's just such a stupid statement that I'm laughing too hard at you to do that.
Well said! Especially in lieu of all the troll chatter we’ve incurred lately
Most excellent!!! In for another $50. Thanks JimRob!
Hey bcsco, how’s tricks...