I’m a Conservative/Republican. I know what is important to me–primarily, freedom from government intrusion in my life, freedom to choose for myself how to live my life, freedom to my own beliefs, freedom over my medical care and decisions. In other words–freedom!
In my opinion, Democrats are so ideology driven, it’s like they have blinders on to any other point of view. Many of them fail to recognize how their momentary cause will effect all of us in the long run. The party caters to special interest groups. They know that by giving the members of these groups what they want, regardless of how it effects the country as a whole, they gain votes for their Progressive agenda.
My heart hurts for our great country. I don’t like the direction we are headed. The Progressives have been gaining momentum for years, but under Obama, we are moving at break- neck speed. It’s frightening what our nation will be for our children and grandchildren. There seems to no longer be a moral compass. Political correctness has taken its toll on parenting. I don’t think a lot of children are being raised; they get pleasure out of hurting others, out of causing chaos. They don’t respect authority in the schools, in the streets, in the home.
Earlier today, I read a great article by Aaron Gardner on redstate.com. Here is an excerpt:
This morning a group that I am a member of was asked an interesting question. What do we as Republicans/Libertarians/Conservatives believe in and actually stand FOR? Now, I obviously don’t speak for the entire right of center coalition that exists today. I am more socially conservative than some of my libertarian friends, I am more libertarian than some of my socially conservative friends, and I am more fiscally conservative than nearly all of our elected representatives.
Despite these divisions and nuanced differences on certain policy aspects, I still believe that the center right coalition stands for a few simple things that don’t just bind us together as Republicans, but also have made up the basis for our civil society since our founding.
So what is it that Republicans stand for?
We stand for many things, to list them all out would be quite the task. But it all springs forth from our founding. We stand for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
We stand for life, in that we stand for the dignity of the individual. We stand for life by acknowledging the uniqueness of each individual, embracing them for who they are, rather than what purpose they might suit for the collective. We stand for life in the defense of our nation through the sacrifice of a volunteer military.
We stand for life when we demand that patients and doctors make medical decisions rather than government bureaus and boards.
We stand for life with the recognition that far too many have been extinguished due to license and convenience.
We stand for liberty. We stand for liberty of the individual within the state, the state within the nation, and our nation within the world. We believe that choices that affect the individual do not need to be decided by the collective.
We believe all are born into the liberty our nation offers, regardless of race or creed.
We believe that liberty does not equal license, as license would no doubt curtail the liberty of others. We stand for this liberty in the church pew, in the corporate office, and in the public square.
We stand for the pursuit of happiness.
Please go to http://www.redstate.com/2014/04/09/republicans-stand/ to read the rest of the article.