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!
Agreed. Thats why this is my favorite site. Love it!
Free Republic is the greatest forum for conservative news and opinion. Thank you, Jim Robinson and thank you to all who contribute information and opinions to this site.
Ditto that 100%!
NO MORE RINOs! Burn down the “big tent” and throw out the clowns and circus freaks. Snarlin’ Arlen can take ‘em all back to the JACKASS party where they came from.
Well said, Jim.
Same here. That is two votes (that I know of) he would have received.
Thank you so much! God bless you and FreeRepublic.com. I don’t know what I would do without you. You give me a lot of moral support and a place to blow off steam and sometimes even make sense.
You owe me a keyboard
Here's to the day we get GOP "leaders" to voice something remotely similar.
I will raise my glass in a toast to this and to JimRob!
Thank you Jim!!!
AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Outstanding post sir!
Jim Robinson for President 2012!!!
GOP Lady isn't going to like hearing this one bit lol.
Sniff, sniff. Ozone?
“Hunter is consistent and does not waver.”
Here’s THE MAN himself during the REAGAN REVOLUTION:
PURGE the Kennedy wing from the GOP!
The above is a false statement. Arlen Specter is a Democrat.
We spend so much time trying to find a GOP candidate that can beat the Dem, that we lose sight of what is truly important, even critical: the principles of our Founding Fathers.
We must not accept the premises that start the debates the Left puts forward. We must crush the premises fast and furiously.
We do NOT need the government to run healthcare.
We do NOT need them to bail out businesses.
And we do NOT need a slick packaging of socialism-lite to ensure a GOP win in order to stop the march toward Statism. It does not stop that march, it merely slows it down to a dangerously comfortable gait.