Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Reform vs Rebel

One strong concern in myself at this point is the direction of the Republican Party. Now again, I am an independant thinker, not a republican, but the party that best represents Conservative values is no doubt the Republicans. So there direction is a concern because it seems to be drifting away from its conservative roots. This is unacceptable.

These concerns may have some of us leaning toward the thought of seperating from the party. Here is why that is not a good idea. If history in elections have taught us anything it is that we need 2 canidates running. I had to pullout an old book I read fron time to time on the War between the States to get my numbers correct, but Abraham Lincoln (Republican) recieved 1,866,352 votes and 2,810,501 votes were cast for the Democratic party. The reason the Democrats lost was a split in the party between two canidates. We must learn from this circumstance and understand that a fracture in the Republican Party would lead to the same defeat as for the Democrats in 1860.

What do we do then? I thought you would never ask. As I have said before, conservatives have to WATER THIER ROOTS!! We have to make take back this party. Let your representatives now that we want smaller government, less taxes, a focus on morality in government, and (the best for last) we must control government spending. We must get this party back to what it was when it was winning.

We get back to the roots, and it will all come together. Feel free to let me know where I am right wrong or just plain stupid.

3 comments:

BoufMom9 said...

AMEN!

PorkyRay said...

"...but the party that best represents Conservative values is no doubt the Republicans."

IMO, this used to be true but is no longer. This is especially true on the fiscal side of the platform. The Republicans have started spending like a bunch of Liberal Democrats with a newly passed tax increase! Both parties have trampled upon and broken the basic laws set forth in our Constitution.

If the Republican Party still represented conservative values, they would have selected Ron Paul as their 2008 presidential candidate. He is the only one of the group that is what a Conservative is supposed to be.

"...but Abraham Lincoln (Republican) recieved 1,866,352 votes and 2,810,501 votes were cast for the Democratic party. The reason the Democrats lost was a split in the party between two canidates." [sic]

When Abraham Lincoln was elected, the two major political parties were the Democratic Party and the Whig Party. In 1854, Lincoln left the Whig Party and joined a third-party, the Republicans. The Republican Party soon replaced the Whig Party as a major party.

I would encourage everyone look over this political comparison chart to see which one really represents their values. Once I did, a few weeks before the election, I read the Constitution Party Platform and changed my voter registration to the Constitution Party. We MUST get this country back to respecting and obeying the fundamental laws and principles of Constitution. Who Knows? Maybe the Constitution Party will be the Republican Party of 1854.

Susannah said...

Bingo!
PorkyRay has a point, but Ron Paul didn't have a chance...the two party system is just too ingrained in the political life of our country. It'll be easier, IMO, to steer the Party back to where it should be...fiscal/social/financial conservatism. It's that 'rising tide lifts all boats' idea, again...Good post!