Skip to comments.RAND PAUL TO CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS: EVOLVE, ADAPT, OR DIE
Posted on 04/06/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Evolve, adapt or die. That is the fate of our current Republican party. We must evolve as a party and find a way to attract millennials to the conservative movement or we will never succeed in realizing our ideals of individual freedom and freedom from government interference.
Initially, I received criticism from political pundits for speaking to non-traditional audiences. I was told it was a waste of time to reach out to these audiences, specifically students from both Howard University and University of California, Berkeley.
My response is this: I have never been one to watch the world go by without participating. I wake up each day hoping to make a difference.
You might be a Republican, Democrat or Independent. I speak before these audiences, not to preach or prescribe some special formula.
My intention is not to tell you what to be. You are more important than any political party or partisan pleadings. My intention is to motivate all Americans and defend their rights.
My hope is that in discussing these topics, more Americans will be open to the conservative message. A message that favors choice in education, a less aggressive foreign policy, more compassion regarding non-violent crime and encourages opportunity in employment.
As a conservative [*cough, *cough] politician, it is clear to me that we must start discussing these topics more with audiences that might not normally hear our message--specifically young adults and students.
Preaching to the choir is not working for the conservative movement. We are growing stale and moss-covered. We must evolve, adapt or die.
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No thanks. I'll fight 'em 'til I die.
I don’t believe in evolution.
However, REvolution is another matter ...
Evolve? Adapt? Paul is using synonyms of “PROGRESS”. Rand Paul is evolving into a progressive.
Look what happened to our country when Barry decided to "evolve". Homofascists are everywhere! Loud too!
“No thanks. I’ll fight ‘em ‘til I die.”
Mr. Paul using Darwinesque language is a declaration of his enmity to conservatism and his preference for liberalism.
We are shrinking. Find a message that resonates, or keep on shrinking. Rand Paul is just pointing out that there are no other choices.
and FReepers tell me this guy should be our next President. He’s as nutty as his father. I’ve been trying to tell everybody the Nut did not fall far from the tree, but too many think his BS...., well maybe his BS IS that good.
The guy is a corkscrew.
“GROWING in office” —a very bad sign.
I see Paul Ryan II, here, so far.
Yes if that is what he means by “evolve” then I’m with you Jim. There is nothing conservative in being socially left nor is it “evolved”. It is a devolution into hedonism. The same ideas that feed into the “born this way” crap feed into the entitlement bs that grows government. Its an anti-free will impetus that justifies the social justice movement where government plays more the role of parent and I don’t need a bureaucrat mamma and daddy to make everything right for me.
That's kinda mean spirited.
I am a creationist. Not an evolutionist. It sounds like Rand Paul is channelling Jeb Bush and visa versa.
We now have the:
GOP= Group of other Progressives
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.[Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST by xzins]
As a younger person, i woukd say Paul has the right idea in terms of making his case in front of younger voters who are more inclined to be conservative economically and hate excess government control of their. His opposition to broad spectrum government surveillance has gotten his foot in the door with voters that Romney nor McCain made any effort in courting or even showed they had a clue on how to do so.
Given the choice between Paul trying to reduce overall government and Paul Ryan and his RINO-tastic budget that cuts nothing in reality, i would support Paul.
I personally like adapt, improvise and overcome much better.
Semper Fi, do or die!
I’ll be by your side...
No thanks. On second thought, Fight the marxist lovin’ bastards ‘till THEY die.
That would be because you personally are a liberal.
I think Paul is asking Republicans to take over the spot that the Democrats left when they moved further to the left.
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