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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It’s Time to take the Creed Seriously and Invigorate the Base

As we head into the next two election cycles it is the perfect time for us Republicans to invigorate the grass roots of our party to be, once again, a raging force of positive change in U.s. Politics. The grassroots movements that swept across this country to elect Ronald Reagan in 1980 and Barrack Obama last year should show all politicians that no matter how technology is used to effect elections (internet, social media, new media radio and television) we are still a country that needs some kind of personal contact with a candidate to flip that lever or mark that box for them in the end. The key to this revitalization is to get back to basics, use all the tools at our disposal to grow the party and tap into the natural conservatism of the voters in Chesterfield, Virginia and the United States to illustrate that the GOP is the party that best represents the voters. The first thing that we need to do, locally, statewide and nationally, is get back to the Republican creed and start living what we preach. The Republican creed states:
We Believe...
That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice
That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society
That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government
That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing constitutional limitations
That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense
That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers, is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation

I would state that few Americans disagree with any of these statements and argue that these states are the very core of what it is to be an American. The problem is the rhetoric of the words has become more important that the meaning and the “watering-down” of the meaning by politicians, that do not believe in them, has caused the decline in those of a conservative mind to become disillusioned and either not vote our vote for alternate party candidates and the driving force of the Patriot and Tea Party movement. Those of us that live the creed need to reach out to all of our fellow citizens and show them that these six phrases are to betaken seriously and that the candidates we support feel the same way. We Republicans and conservatives can no longer live by the status quo electing candidates that compromise our values just so the “other” guys loose. We must seek out true conservative candidates, stick with them win or loose and let the GOP leadership know that it is our beliefs that drive this party and will lead us to victory in the next two election cycles. Only my sticking to our guns can we begin to Virginia and the United States back on the path to greatness. These phrases taken lightly, promised but not delivered or skewed to a different end cause also widen the gap of disillusionment and further the chasm of less sound tenants
We also need to look at the fractured culture that has invaded the Republican apparatus in the last several years and how a unified underdog (either Democrat, or Independent candidates) candidate can invigorate a populous to engage, as a change agent, and vote for the alternative in mass as oppose to the individual candidates as we recently saw in this past Presidential election. With the ideals of the Republican creed, the Republican Party should always be seen as the more inclusive, financially responsible, ethical and “of the people” party compared to any other options available. What the challengers, in this last election cycle, were able to do was to use Conservative rhetoric that resonates with the voters against the very people that live it to gain political office.
As we have seen the “moderate/conservative" language was just spin and as the Healthcare bill is poised to become the biggest socialist shift in our countries history we must re-energize our base to ensure we can stop the train, to a government controlled country instead of a people lead country, dead in its tracks. Only by giving the country back to the people and away from the growing "ruling" class in Washington D.C. that is growing more powerful each day can we once again the beacon of freedom and democracy that we claim to be.


Virginia Conservative said...

My thoughts exactly. I'm tired of putting up with these fake conservative RINOs.

Jody L. Wilcox said...

Darn tootin'