My decision, formed over a long period of study and contemplation,
long period of study? I don't know of any conservative to follow that course. Can you name one okie? Do you know what it even means?
Helping with your vote to guide our country in the right decision is a privilege and a duty which outweighs the self-interest of any economic, regional or racial group. It is more important to the nation's welfare than the fate of any candidate - no matter how personable he may be on TV - or of any political party.
Your vote is more important than which party you vote for? That doesn't sound very conservative to me at all.
Now, I am a Republican. But I am not, I hope in all sincerity, a blind Republican who puts party above all else. First and foremost, I am a citizen of the United States. My basic allegiance is to those unchanging principles of self-government laid down in th founding documents of our nation. The more we see of the world and of the struggle of people for freedom and human dignity, the more clearly I understand the inspired, specific purpose of the noble phrases of those documents. It is not mere Fourth of July flag-waving to remind ourselves that "....all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights," as proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence.
It's funny you should hightlight that one okie since 'flag waving' seems to be all that conservatives do. Can you imagine Eisenhower accusing someone of not being patriotic because they don't wear a flag pin? I can't. I think he would be appalled by those that wear those pins and proclaim they are patriots because they do so. He would also be appalled by the Tea party people that pull the same crap.
And we should continually refresh our knowledge of our Constitution which, with its Bill of Rights," spells out in detail the letter and the spirit of the rights to which each of us is entitled. These principles and the continued exercise of these rights have directed the United States to its place as the most powerful, most prosperous and, above all, most free nation on the face of the earth. We want to keep it that way.
Refresh our knowledge of the constitution? You mean it's a living document since he is only concerned with the spirit and not the exact words? WOW.. Do you really believe that okie?
I assure you that I am not being alarmist for partisan purposes. I do not fear that the United States faces any immediate threat of moral or financial bankruptcy or a political tyranny
. How unlike the current partisan hacks who have been crying about how the US is bankrupt after they spent years overspending.
We are headed away from hardheaded common sense which applies our traditional principles to the solutions of our national problems, whatever they may be . . . toward flashy public relations publicity which seek to persuade us that mere labels are themselves solutions.
Flashy public labels like "Obama is a socialist"?
Republican aims are positive.
No longer. THey have now turned into the party of "No" as they even opposed financial reform of the banks that almost brought this country to it's knees.
they have been positive and forward-looking since the party was formed 110 years ago to preserve the Union
I guess that ended with Eisenhower.
Starting with the Civil War and the dedication of Abraham Lincoln to the ideal of national unity, Republican doctrines always have sought to guide our nation away from federal domination on one hand and perilous division on the other. To me the key items of political faith that should always continue to be an inspiring guide to sound political action for any thoughtful citizen are:
1. Abiding faith in the individual. To believe that the essential unit in our democracy is the individual, not any group or class, and that the preservation of our form of government depends in the final analysis on respect o the individual's rights, initiative, judgement and opportunities.
Like when the "individuals" elect a President perhaps? Or should we NOT have faith in those individuals okie?
2. Limited powers of government. To believe that the people themselves should retain all powers and responsibilities not specifically delegated to the Government. As Abraham Lincoln defined it, "The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all, or cannot so well do, for themselves in their separate and individual capacities. In all the people can individually do as well for themselves, the government ought not to interfere."
Ah... like when the individuals can't all get health insurance because insurance companies price them out of the market or refuse to even cover them.
4. National Unity. Since its beginnings the Republican Party has stoutly resisted any and all forces which might divide our nation by class, region, racial ancestry or economic interest. we are not for or against any minority of any kind. We are for every individual, whatever his ethnic, social or economic background, who enjoys the priceless privilege of United States citizenship.
Except for Latinos, eh Okie?
It must be emphasized that a tax cut alone is only half of the equation. Without a commensurate curtailment of federal expenditures a tax reduction by itself is a cruel illusion: What is given to the taxpayer in one hand is more than taken away from the other by cheapening his money and increasing his burden of public debt.
hmmm... I guess Eisenhower would have been opposed to Bush's tax cut as being nothing more than a "cruel illusion."
We must continue to support the efforts of the United Nations to bring quarrels betwenn nations to the conference table instead of the battlefield.
I guess Eisenhower was.. uh.. "a socialist"?
It is our duty to point out where we believe foreign-policy programs have gone wrong and how we believe they can be righted, so long as our comment is informed, reasonable and seeks only the good of the United States.
LOL.. yeah.. calling Obama "a socialist" is "informed and resonable" eh okie?
For the administration of our Government is not a political game but a serious human business, the highest purpose of which is to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity."
No, it's much more reasonable to call health care "Obama's Waterloo" and oppose everything he does. After all it is just a game that doesn't affect anyone's life but the goal is to win, isn't it okie?