Skip to comments.Let's put this to bed. We have bigger fish to fry.
Posted on 04/27/2012 4:56:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Everyone please send whatever you are able to, whether it is $10, $100 or $1,000+. The DUmmies, Morons, Kos Kiddies and that crew are laughing up their sleeves. Jim may have to make this site members only or allow ads. Better for us to just help with what we can. Maybe you can donate as a memorial for a lost loved one, a servicemember who never made it home or was disabled defending our country. Perhaps you'd like to give to keep free discussion alive and to show them that we're not knuckling under. I'm sure a well thought out or prayerful meditation will lead you to see the need and how you can help. If every registered FReeper and our lurkers would each just help out with a fin or a sawbuck, or better yet a Ben Franklin, we could put this to bed and get on with the conservative cause.
Set the record straight...
I am not a Romney ite. But we have to defeat Obama in Nov. There is no turning back now...
Contributions are down for two reasons
A lot of us don’t have any extra money. 4 dollar gas. 5 dollar gas in some parts of the country.
A lot of people don’t want to root for Obama to win
You said you would pray and seek guidance from the Lord before making a donation to FR. Well, may I humbly suggest that the odds of my seeing your post, let alone responding to it, were very long. I don't read these threads usually, and have not been posting on FR much anymore. So maybe my seeing your post and being moved to respond the way I did is the Lord's way of answering your prayer? I don't mean to be presumptuous, but I could not stand by in good conscience and say nothing while you perhaps spent even a small fraction of such a tiny sum on FR when I know the truth.
What is "true" conservatism? Can you provide a definition? Not a list of policy positions, but a definition.
I have a number of times with a clear conscience
because for all it’s flaws . . .
I believe FR HAS and sometimes still does
THE BODY OF CHRIST A LOT OF GOOD.
I can still feel that way honestly in my heart, mind and spirit, then I don’t mind giving a portion of my meager tithes to FR. I wouldn’t even mind fasting a Bigmac to do so.
The people hereon—minus a few mods—are wonderful conservatives. The relationships alone are a great encouragement and resource.
And the dialogue with many has been top flight. I don’t know if that can persist or return, or not. I’ve had my wings clipped to my shoulder joints for no good reason. That hurts and is sad. But it doesn’t change the fact that FR is still the best conservative site in terms of numbers, software, and information on the net. That deserves something.
Anyway—as I said, I’m still praying about it. Missionary work is still a high priority to me, too.
But then, in some respects, FR is a mission field, too. LOL.
Don’t tell him that Reagan named Richard Schweiker, a true Rockefeller Republican, as his VP in 1976 for ticket balance. Right before the convention no less. He then made him HHS Secretary in 1981. If he did that today, some here would want him purged. If Reagan were alive and healthy today, he would give one hell of a good speech for Mitt Romney in Tampa.
I hope the owner keeps that in mind the next FR is sued. Be sure to send him your address.
The attacks were personal, not philosphical or based on fact, and the moderators allowed it against almost anybody who supported Perry. Perry supporters repeatedly hit the abuse button but got no help from the mods. I won't pay good money to be called an idiot, stupid, ignorant, a redneck Texan, pond scum, told to go get a brain, etc, and that isn't the worst of the name calling that went on. It was really over the top and that is why so many of us left and took our checkbooks with us. We weren't an overly sensitive group of thin skinned people, we only wanted to be treated with some basic respect.
Nope! Not at all. When I signed up this was a place were REAL honest debate took place and ideas were honed and refined. Sadly, that is no longer the case and hasn't been for quite some time now.
You used it. All donations cover the current operating expenses.
Windy is here. Yapped at him the other day.
We even had some folks very early on who were trying to say Sarah Palin wasnt a real consetvative.... WTF ?
You mean Captain Reagan who by the second half of the 1940s was already starting to be seen as a communist fighting conservative, testifying to Congress and naming names, working with the FBI, having to carry a gun for self defense from the left, Reagan?
The Reagan after 1948 was campaigning for Republicans like Eisenhower, who he campaigned for in 1952 and again in 1956, and then campaigned for Nixon against JFK in 1960, already having earned a reputation as an active speaker for conservatism for years?
The Reagan who formally registered Republican in 1962 and spoke at the Goldwater convention in 1964? The one that Mitt and his father stormed out of in formal protest against conservatism?
Reagan was famous for his conservatism before the Vietnam War, and the Great Society, Roe V Wade, the abortion wars, Jimmy Carter, decades of Cold War defeats, and the radical 1960s, before the Reagan Revolution and the Contract with America, and Clinton, and the Gore election of 2000, Mitt Romney would not even register Republican during the Reagan Presidency or vote for him. Romney, at almost age 60, had a stroke (or something) and suddenly, unexplainedly, became a totally different person around 2006, merely to run for national office.
Reagan and Romney have nothing in common.
I like how you pretend to not know much about Romney and then when you get an in depth response you pretend to know my posting history, and then claim that I would not have supported Reagan.
I went back into the military in my 30s, solely because of Reagan and of course voted for him both times, so you can take your little punk stuff off the table. By the way, I have always been an anti-Bircher, since I was a teen.
It is the liberals among us that make ridiculous claims like you made about me and my favorite president and the Birchers, that prefer Romney’s liberalism, and insult Reagan, that causes problems here at FR.
Oh they need to be careful, no St. Sarah criticism allowed here at all!
Reagan signed the 1967 Abortion law in California...
and then he saw the destruction it created and thought better of it thank God.
The irony is thick with this picture.
As for Free Republic, you also know without having to ask what we stand for. Thus,
Wed Dec 15 2010 19:09:46 GMT-0800 (PST) by Jim Robinson.
One more time:
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Our God-given Life, Liberty and freedoms are NOT negotiable!!
For God, Family, Country, Life and Liberty!!
If you cannot live with the above, fine, but keep your mouth shut about it while on FR. Don't fight against us on ANY of our deeply held beliefs!!
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Anti Life & Liberty trolls will be ZOT on sight!!
The real question is what do you stand for, and what you are now willing to support, whilst our country is faced with the likely re-election of a Marxist Obama and the alternative being a Liar, pretender Mitt Romney.
So where do you stand?
I hadz the chucklz.