If that's true, then it won't be America.
No thanks. 10 generations didn't fight and die for that.
With my heart I totally agree with you. With my brain I see that the conservative movement is shrinking and has to reach out somewhere.
The demographics of this country are changing and in order to build a conservative majority we absolutely have to make minorities feel comfortable in this party.
I was listening on the radio today and a black man was talking about how Voter ID, Immigration Reform, Welfare reform drive minorities away who may otherwise be attracted to our economic message due to the racist undertones of such policies.
Dont get all upset. I was offened by this suggestion, too. The last thing I think about when I support these ideas is racism. But, apparently minorities see everything through the prism of race. To be honest, Im thinking mostly about fiscal responsibility and national integrity with these items. Nevertheless, our minority brothers and sisters (blacks, asians, hispanics) are inferring something nefarious when that is the last thing being implied.
Our mission over the next several years should be to do a better job of welcoming minorities into the conservative party and make sure we do a better job of explaining how our policy ideas help everyone. On the flip side, we also need to keep explaining how the policies of the left have done minorities no good over the last 60 years.
The bottom line is the conservative movement wont survive unless we can get minorities on board. We need to step up and get these folks on board helping us