Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Why I Lean To The Red Elephant

This Was Sent To Me By John K

I'm a Republican Because...

I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.

I BELIEVE free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.

I BELIEVE government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

I BELIEVE the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least.

I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.

I BELIEVE Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

I BELIEVE Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

FINALLY, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.


Anonymous said...

The Republican party maybe, but the Bush administration I'd definitely disagree.

Let's just take one - fiscal responsibility.

People call the Democrats "tax and spenders" (apparently that's a bad thing). Well compare to the Bush administration; the tax cuts that the Bush administration has implemented in just their first year cost the American government more than the Iraq war. Add to this the fact that Bush has increased spending to levels far higher than ever seen under Clinton, and somehow still managed to slash the budget in all areas bar defense...

Is that really responsible?

Anonymous said...

Yes! is what I would say to that!
The current group of Republicans in congress and White House have abandoned fiscal conservative ideals; hence one of several reasons why they lost their collective asses in the mid-term elections.

Anonymous said...

I agree with what Za has stated above but I do not agree that it is "responsible."
Clarification post:

Anonymous said...

I didn't say that the Bush administration was being responsible. I said it was irresponsible. :S