Skip to comments.Conservative manifesto coming soon
Posted on 02/12/2010 10:47:56 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Conservative manifesto coming soon By: Kenneth P. Vogel February 12, 2010 12:54 PM EST
With conservatives grappling among themselves for control of their movement and the Republican Party a group of more than 80 prominent conservative thinkers are set to unveil their version of a mission statement for the right.
What they are calling the Mount Vernon Statement in homage to George Washington will be unveiled and signed Wednesday on the eve of the annual gathering in Washington of the establishment right, the Conservative Political Action Conference.
The big names attached to it include former Attorney General Ed Meese, Heritage Foundation President Edwin Feulner, Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, Media Research Center leader Brent Bozell, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and David Keene, head of the American Conservative Union, which is putting on CPAC, among others.
Organizers would not immediately make the text of the statement available, but they billed it as the next generation of the 1960 Sharon Statement. That document, produced by a group of young conservative intellectuals including William F. Buckley Jr. and taking its name from Buckleys Connecticut hometown, helped define the conservative movement for years.
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Keene and Norquist? No thanks. This seems like it will be a Beltway pubbie manifesto. I think any random 10 Tea Party participants could do a better job.
A whole bunch of right wing statists in this “group”
I have no interest in supporting any expansion of the state, whether it be the right or left
Conservatives big daddy o’s waking up!
Is it about time or Johnny come latelies???
So after Palin all the establishment players are rushing to display their tea party cred.
Yet last week Palin herself simply pointed out that the Republican Party platform is a fine manifesto—if tea partiers can help get Republicans back to following it.
She is truly ahead of everyone else in the game.
Now that there is a parade everyone thinks there is an opening to lead it.
Noblesse oblige...we can’t let the riff-raff run this show or they will mess it up for us.
I have faith in the common man to do a better job than the old guard of the Republican Party. It is time for a strong wind to clean out the cobwebs from the party.
conservatives don’t need a manifesto....
a Declaration of Independence, a US Constitution, and a moral compass are all we need.....(along with the ability to read)
A coalition of tea party groups and activists will use CPAC to gather support for a guiding document of their own coined the Contract From America intended to bring together the fractious movement. Plus, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, one of the authors of the 1994 Contract With America to which the name of the tea party document pays homage has unveiled his plan for a new Contract With America" on the pages of the February edition of the conservative Newsmax magazine. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/32894.html#ixzz0fLlSFApD
Ping.. thanks for driving...
Stick to a pro-Constitution, pro-capitalism, pro-freedom and pro-America agenda -— less taxes, less spending, less government, pro-military, Pro-Life and anti-amnesty!
I see a bunch of not so conservative conservatives on this list. Buckley Jr is an idiot Obama lover why in the hell is he, an example of the low end of his father’s gene pool, a part of this group?
Why should I believe a bunch of pretty words from a bunch of Beltway bandits? They’ve already proven that they won’t even follow the simple words of our founding documents.
“Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and David Keene, head of the American Conservative Union,”
DO NOT be fooled by this! Norquist is the biggest open border advocate around....the author of the Bush/McCain amnesty. A muslim convert who got Bush to coddle muslim extremists...A WOLF in SHEEP’s clothing!
For anything to change with the GOP, Grover has got to be the first to go! He also just endorsed McCain in AZ.
What you should know about Norquist here:
We do not require any input from the progressive republicans. Let the Tea Party set the guidelines and these bozo’s need to stop trying to take it over.