Thursday, November 09, 2006

What is Important in Governement

John Hawkins has a post up entitled What Should Republican Principles Be? and it is illustrative of how far the party has screwed up that we even need to talk about these basics:

A political party should have a set of abiding principles that will help guide its representatives towards where they should stand on the issues. If members of that party lose sight of those principles, it becomes all too easy for them to simply make bad decisions based on the shifting political winds of the moment. So, with that in mind, here are some the Republican Party principles that GOPers in Congress should keep in mind when they're trying to decide which what to do in Washington.

Among other things, the Republican Party should be:

The "America First" party.
The capitalist party.
The daddy party
The law and order party.
The party of free trade.
The party of honest government and reform.
The party of low taxes.
The party of moral values.
The party of optimism.
The party of personal responsibility.
The party of small government.
The party of strong national Defense.
The party that believes in defending America.
The party that believes in sticking to the Constitution as closely as possble.
The party that's friendly to Christians.

The party that believes the business of America is business.
The party of fiscal responsibility.
The patriotic party.

I have highlighted the ones I find most important because I feel that if you have those as your guiding principals everything else will fall in place. What do you think?


WhidbeyIslander said...

Hmmmm... Someone could take lessons in removing repetitive redundancies...

One could review the Apostle's Creed to see how to trim and pare and arrive at a terse statement of beliefs. I think that your subset has repetitions and omissions.

I think this calls for a blog post of my own!

Taleena said...

I knew someone was going to bitch about redundancies. I think that Antional Defense and defending your country falls into two seperate catagories. One I rely on brave men with guns to accomplish the other I can do myself.

Taleena said...

make that "National Defense"