because of the war, the war is just one more reason I’m a Republican.
Last night’s debate had a profound impact on me for several reasons and I’m not going to explain what, when, why, or how, but last night, I had a lonely feeling in the Republican party, like I don’t belong in the Republican party. I am a conservative, that has stayed the same. In fact, I haven’t changed my views. I haven’t changed my views in support of the war but I seriously began to question my support of the war. Before some of you reactionaries start to say something, please continue to read the rest of what I have to say.
When I watched our Republican candidates up on stage, I saw four liberals, another guy who looked unprepared, and one guy who looks like he needs to sit on a thumbtack to wake up. It was pathetic, and well, I don’t really want to talk too much about last night’s debate, I do want to talk about why I am a Republican.
Yes, I support the war in Iraq and in Afghanistan. I haven’t wavered from my position, but it seems quite odd to me that we want to fight a war and at the same time just allow people, in fact encourage people to come into this country illegally with no knowledge of their background, not knowing whether or not they are here to work… or if they are here to commit terrorist acts. I have nothing against people coming to our country, I’m all for it. If you want to work, if you want a job, come to America, but do it through legal means.
Sorry, but we had some terrorist come to America and try to land aircrafts into a couple of buildings, that changed things for us, that should have changed things for illegals as well. Hell, (‘scuse the language) if I have to take my shoes off in an airport, you should have to have your paperwork in line to come to this country. Why is that so damn hard for anybody to understand?
But no, apparently not even my party understands this because the two guys who have consistently stood for this are currently trailing, and one of those guys is called an isolationist kook. I think it’s stupid, I think it’s kooky, I think it’s dangerous that we remain in a war and leave the door wide open for our enemies to enter the country. Until we have our leaders who will understand this, the war is kind of a mute point, don’t you think?
I’m also a Republican because I believe in winning wars as quickly as possible. I don’t care about protecting their buildings, why should I? They sure didn’t care about our buildings crashing down leaving nearly 3,000 families with the burden of losing an innocent loved one.
I’m a Republican because I don’t believe that government should solve all of our problems. I believe that the poor, the sick, the struggling family is much better off with the solution to their problems resting with 90% of the population (the public) instead of forcing them to get all their solutions from a mere 10% of the population (the government) many of which are too incompetent to solve their own problems to begin with, much less solving the problems of the poor, the sick, and the struggling.
I’m a Republican because I believe that the constitution is more than just a piece of paper, I believe it’s crucial to the foundation of American Freedom. I believe in the tenants of the United States Constitution.
I am a Republican because I believe in Freedom of Speech. I have a saying, “If I can prove you wrong, good. If you can prove me wrong, even better.” I leave comments open, if somebody disagrees with me, as long as it isn’t spam or vulgar, I leave it up. I firmly believe that as a conservative, our ideas are superior, and as such, it can withstand opposition.I fear no point of view because I believe in a free society. Where free speech is allowed, the truth will always win out in the end.
I am a Republican because I believe in freedom of religion. It’s religion that guides our morals, that keeps people from murdering, that teaches us to respect each other, to love one another. Religion leads us to a better way of life, and for that I believe it’s a wonderful thing.
I am a Republican because I believe in the right to bear arms. I believe the way to reduce murders isn’t to take away people’s means of self defense, but to ensure that they can defend their selves. It seems to me that if you really want to bring harm to a people, place them in murder holes, leave them unarmed, and for good measure call it compassionate. I am a Republican because I’m opposed to doing exactly that.
I am a Republican because I believe in property rights, which isn’t a birthright, but a work right. That through work one owns property, including money, which nobody has rights to without that man’s consent. I believe that government’s ability to infringe on this Right should be minimal.
I believe in keeping our military strong, that peace is achieved through strength, and when that strength is tested, to strike quickly, to strike hard, be victorious, and leave. I believe that we don’t need to solve every nation’s problem’s, especially since they think they are so much better at solving problems than we are. If they can solve their own health care problems, they a more than capable of solving their other problems.
I am a Republican because I am pro-life, that Government should not have a one size fits all solution to this problem (ie Roe V. Wade), and to allow each individual state to have their own policy towards abortion.
I am a Republican for all of these plus many more reasons. I’m just here looking at the candidates leading our primary, wondering, am I really a Republican? Or have we become so pro-war that we have forgotten all the other reasons to be a Republican?