Fiscal conservatism, Limited govt, Constitutional rights
1. Fiscal Conservatism & Accountability
2. Limited Government
3. Constitutional & Individual Rights Guardianship
4. Foregin Policy realism
Our government must separate itself from private enterprise. Private companies must live and die by the free market. The current path we are on is nothing short of fascism. The government must act to enforce contracts and punish those who infringe upon these agreements and punish companies that behave is unethical ways. This is all easier said then done of course.
Sure, GOP legislators could try to start a bipartisan bill to do what you suggest. It would probably even work, if they can explain how they suddenly discovered their principles through an election. Maybe the GOP politicians will stop demonizing the ACLU, too, which has a natural kinship with true conservatives. NOT GOING TO BE EASY, but I would love to see it happen.
You made me snort my scotch with this zaniness: "It is now time for the GoP to take the lead in reviewing and re-evaluating PATRIOT I & II, the MCA, and other laws passed, and modifying parts of them where necessary to restore curtailed Constitutional rights and civil liberties."
No. It is WAY TOO LATE for the GOP to do that! Would have been great prior to 2006 though. GOP = Minority.
I agree, watching blogs and posts that main thing I see that drives people away from our party is our economic and foreign policies. I know, I know, the democrats have horrible spending habits but were ineffective in condemning that if our incumbents are doing the same.
I agree with this completely. If we took the zeolotry out of the political party and focused on these issue instead, we would benefit greatly!!!
Anymore the only difference between the dems. and the reps. is, dems. are taking us to socialism on Amtrack. The reps. are taking us to the same place, but on a freight train. the only difference is one goes faster
rriigghhtt, no most of it happened from 2000-2006. We've been watching carefully. The past two years, the Democrats were being Democrats. But for the six years before that, the Republicans were being Democrats too.
Remember, Congress holds the purse strings and makes the legislation. And remember, too, that the Democrats have held a majority in the Congress for about two years. All this calamity has happened on their watch.
We swamped their offices with emails and calls to "Stop the Bailout". Did they listen to the people? NO
I honestly do not think they will listen now. Too arrogant.
Another wasteful "stimulus" package is being cooked up by Pelosi. We will bombard them with emails and calls to reject it, but...
Bailout for GM coming?
The country is BROKE thanks to your out of control spending. Arrogant.
If The GOP actually went back to its Libertarian Roots and became the principled bunch it was back when Barry Goldwater was around, perhaps even took some advice from Thomas Jefferson than I would say go for it! If they do not than I become more and more convinced that this party is dead.
Foreign policy is the sticker. I think all Republicans can agree with the market points you make.
But after 9/11 the GOP has used the Iraq War, Patriot Act, and "warrentless wirtapping" as a bedrock of the party. Bush basically won on those issues. Going to be very hard to change looking at McCain's foreign policy ideas.
Yes, yes, yes! I come from a family of Republicans.. a family of Republicans who haven't voted since 2000 because of the blatant veer from the true roots of the Republican party. The conservative base in this country HAS NOT disappeared, or turned liberal- a lot of the party base is so disgusted with the current state of the Republican party that they'd rather just not participate.
Thank you!!! This is great!!!!
Sorry, too many words for the GOP.