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Values for a new GOP

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Loyalty to party values

First, ensure members of the party pledge their allegiance to the party’s values. G.W. Bush was a R.I.N.O.; Republican In Name Only. Purge the party of those with left-wing and liberal ideas and who do not support with actions and voting history the core values of the Republican Party. Arlen Specter is another example … good riddance.

We cannot follow a party that is filled with members who are not aligned with the party’s core values. The core values should revolve around these basic concepts; border, language, culture, national defense, support of the Constitution.

Secure our borders

The sovereignty of our country should be priority number one. Our borders are a joke. It is clear that with a little perseverance, Al Queda could stroll into America via the Mexican and Canadian borders.

Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s border fence page for more information.

Visit the Border Fence Environmental Planning site for more information.

Deport all illegal aliens immediately

Let the economic chips fall where they will; she will quickly adjust. America’s education, medical, social security other social systems cannot afford to pay for the welfare of another country’s population.

Once here legal aliens should learn to use the English language. This country should not tolerate enclaves of foreign languages to the point where street names are erected in Chinese or Korean using tax dollars.

America’s culture should be protected.

Cultural diversity is just another name for faction and division which will eventually produce internal strife. Ask yourself why America celebrates Cinco de Mayo. Do you think Mexico celebrates on July 4th? Do not foment the social elements which allows for enclaves of foreign cultures and ideals.

Religion and abortion

Do not get ideas that religion should belong to the Republican Party. It is a mistake to do so. It is a moral and personal issue which transcends political lines. Drop it. Same with abortion.

Clean up our rotted universities

Adopt a platform plank which does something about our subverted professors in our universities who espouse Marxism-Leninism ideas into the soft heads of our future business and political leaders. This is how we get a population who swings so far to the left that the likes of Barack Obama for president becomes palatable. If these ideas are to persist in campus then they must be balanced with pro-American and patriotic philosophies and support of the Constitution.

Overhaul America’s education system

Do something about America’s broken education system. We have fallen behind the rest of the world. Stop policies which are designed to dumb down America. Yes, those policies exist and are driven by the Federal Government.

Fix America’s media

If we’re going to entertain ideas such as a ‘Fairness Doctrine’, then we must do something about America’s media which is biased to the point where they have become the public relations arm of the Democratic Party. It’s pathetic and dangerous. America does not need Tass or Pravda.

Provide for the common defense

Procure the military systems needed to meet the growing threat of China, Iran and North Korea. We need a ballistic missile defense system. We need the Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser (ABL) weapons system; a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F. We need the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II. We need to defend our nation’s computer networks which have lately been compromised by Chinese and Russian hackers.

Reduce the size of government

Apart from defense, federal spending has hovered around 16.5 percent of the economy since 1980, through both Democratic and Republican administrations. But under President Obama, non-defense spending is soaring to 23 percent of the economy this year and will remain at historic high levels in the future.

Even after current stimulus spending is supposed to end, non-defense spending is expected to be more than 19 percent of the economy or 25 percent more than the size of government during the later Clinton years.

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We are building a European-sized government under President Obama with all its damaging effects on individual freedom and economic growth.

The size of the Federal Government needs to be reduced to its optimum size.

Optimum is defined as that point just before government becomes so large as to reduce the rate of economic growth and job creation. Governments are created to protect people and property. A government too small to establish the rule of law and protect people and their property from both foreign and domestic enemies is less than optimal.

Economic growth and new job creation begin to slow when total government spending is larger than about 25 percent of the economy. As of 2009, total government spending in the United States is about 36 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

The American Founding Fathers also believed government had public health functions (as contrasted with spending on private health), such as draining swamps where malaria-infected mosquitos thrived; and some public works functions (e.g. building and maintaining roads, and ensuring basic education – but not necessarily state-operated schools).

The American Founding Fathers also understood that government could easily become too large, which would diminish the liberties of the people and discourage them from engaging in productive activity. The socialist utopians were in denial of the basics of human nature, which scholars like Adam Smith and the American Founders well understood.

Nevertheless, countless socialist schemes to enlarge the size of government have been sold to naive people. After two centuries of experimentation and the unnecessary loss of hundreds of millions of human lives, most of mankind now understands that pure socialism leads to tyranny and economic stagnation.

Richard Rahn – The Washington Times

Richard Rahn’s commentary on the issue can be read here.

Energy policy

If we are so willing to spend trillions of dollars to prop up a failing banking system, then we should be equally willing to spend a trillion dollars to

  • hasten the development of Polymer exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) technology
  • upgrade the country’s infrastructure with the necessary hydrogen fueling stations
  • develop fuel cell based postal delivery vehicles for delivery of mail into urban and city areas to hasten arrival of 2nd generation fuel cells to drive down unit costs
  • to recover research and development costs, license and then export the technology to other countries. When it comes to the Middle East, attach an up-charge of significant mass that is required to make transportation by camel look not only like a viable alternative but an attractive one
  • Future widespread transportation system in Mid-East countries

    Overhaul Immigration Policies

    The graph shows persons admitted for legal permanent residence during the twelve-month fiscal year ending in October of the year designated. The total for 1976 includes both the fiscal year and transitional quarter data.
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    Current immigration policies are used by the Democratic Party to bolster their voting ranks.

    AALDEF Exit Poll of 4,600 Asian American Voters Reveals Robust Support for Democratic Candidates in Key Congressional and State Races. Asian American voters in eight states continued a decade-long shift to support Democratic candidates, with 79% of those polled favoring Democrats.

    A new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll indicates that Hispanics, by nearly 3 to 1, say they’re Democrats or lean that way. Of those, 59% support the New York senator over her presidential rivals — her strongest showing among any major demographic group and a huge potential asset for early contests in Nevada, Florida, California and other states with large Hispanic populations.

    Amend the U.S. Constitution to include an immigration policy

    Taking a cue from our southern neighbors, the U.S. Constitution should be amended to reflect an immigration policy as does Mexico.

    Adopted in 1917, the constitution of the United Mexican States borrows heavily from American constitutional and legal principles. It combines those principles with a stronger sense nationalism, cultural self-identity, paternalism, and state power.

    Mexico’s constitution contains many provisions to protect the country from foreigners, including foreigners legally resident in the country and even foreign-born people who have become naturalized Mexican citizens.

    The Mexican constitution segregates immigrants and naturalized citizens from native-born citizens by denying immigrants basic human rights that Mexican immigrants enjoy in the United States.

    In brief, the Mexican Constitution states that:

    • Immigrants and foreign visitors are banned from public political discourse.
    • Immigrants and foreigners are denied certain basic property rights. Immigrants are denied equal employment rights.
    • Immigrants and naturalized citizens will never be treated as real Mexican citizens.
    • Immigrants and naturalized citizens are not to be trusted in public service.
    • Immigrants and naturalized citizens may never become members of the clergy.
    • Private citizens may make citizens arrests of lawbreakers (i.e., illegal immigrants) and hand them to the authorities.
    • Immigrants may be expelled from Mexico for any reason and without due process.

    The whole thing can be read here.

    Our Mexican friends are already very well acquainted with these values and believe in their importance to the degree necessary to have included them into their own constitution.

    If America were to follow their lead on this issue and do the same, Mexicans, no matter which side of the border they happen to be on, should not be offended. If they were to be offended then they would be hypocrites.

    The list is more about what is good for the country and intended to call attention to the origins of most of the problems facing America today – problems caused by abandoning the spirit and intent of the original framers of the Constitution, that is, to “insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”.

    We cannot for a moment actually believe we can have domestic tranquility when we embrace flawed immigration policies.

    During the past decades I have seen increasing instances of enclaves of foreign culture stuck in the middle of America like some dead bug on the windshield glaring at us like the out-of-place disorder that it is. In some cases I have seen municipalities spend tax dollars on street signs printed in the locally prevalent language.

    We are not creating diversity as we are told; instead we are creating factions. This will ultimately lead to no good.

    Or borders are a leaking sive with holes so wide you could drive a country through it. It’s a fool’s folly to believe we are anywhere near being a secure nation or even as secure as we once were. If that weren’t bad enough, our government is trading in key aspects of our military arsenal to help pay for the 3-point-something trillion dollar deficit which some are saying could reach upward to 23 trillion dollars before Obama gets through with us. We have a country full of foreigners who live in the U.S. illegally. It would be wise of us to deport them.

    For too long we have not been able to accomplish a future-looking energy policy designed to wean America off the oil-filled teat of the Middle East. The world’s money is pouring into the region by the car load and without doubt is used to fund the battle against Israel, the only Democracy in the region save for the fledgling and fragile democracy of Iraq.

    The growth of the federal government was too big to begin with before Obama got into office and now it is growing out of control without end in sight.

    This isn’t rocket science – this is just common sense. If the GOP embraced some common sense policies most of the other problems facing America would take care of themselves.

    If the GOP did this at the very least America would know what they stand for and believe in. It would certainly set itself apart from the “Blue Team” entrenched in socialism and the selling out of America’s values which made her remarkable in the first place.

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    Written by Ben

    May 3, 2009 at 10:03 am

    7 Responses

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    1. Great post mate! Wheres the subscribe button? Haha

      Keren Hallowell

      December 24, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    2. Amen to all that

      Elric66

      December 29, 2009 at 9:04 am

    3. You stop running your blog?

      Elric66

      January 7, 2010 at 6:17 am

    4. No. Just busy. Finally got a job after being unemployed since Sept. I detest Obama to unfathomable degrees.

      Want a target rich environment? Go here

      http://hippieprofessor.com/

      Ben

      January 7, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    5. Congrats on the new job

      Elric66

      January 10, 2010 at 5:33 am

    6. Thanks. Did I mention I loathe Obama?

      Ben

      January 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    7. I loathe him more 🙂

      Elric66

      January 21, 2010 at 7:55 am


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