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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Worth fighting for

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter on returning the GOP to it's "enduring principles":

While our party has pretended otherwise, this is no ordinary time. It is a transformative time in the life of our free republic. The economic, social, and political turmoil of rapid globalization has created chaos and, thereby, fertile fields for the Left. As Russell Kirk warned in The American Cause during the Industrial Age:

What really creates discontent in the modern age, as in all ages, is confusion and uncertainty. People turn to radical doctrines not necessarily when they are poor, but when they are emotionally and intellectually distraught. When faith in their world is shaken; when old rulers and old forms of government disappear; when profound economic changes alter their modes of livelihood; when the expectation of private and public change becomes greater than the expectation of private and public continuity; when even the family seems imperiled; when people can no longer live as their ancestors lived before them, but wander bewildered in new ways -- then the radical agitator, of one persuasion or another, has a fertile field to cultivate.

Fertile, indeed, are America's fields for the Left.

He goes on to identify the enduring principles of the Republican Party which, if adhered to again, he predicts will restore public demand for GOP leadership -

1. Our liberty is from God not the government.
2. Our sovereignty rests in our souls not the soil.
3. Our security is through strength not surrender.
4. Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector.
5. Our truths are self-evident not relative.

I couldn't ask for a more concise manifesto! Frankly I'm tired of voting for big-government centrists as a stupid, half-hearted defense against the big-government Left. I'm tired of feeling dirty when I vote. Give us something to fight for, and not just against, Grand Old Party.

(Via: Hot Air)

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