Republican Principles

I’m a Republican Because…

I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.

I BELIEVE free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.

I BELIEVE government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

I BELIEVE the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least.

I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.

I BELIEVE Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

I BELIEVE Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

FINALLY, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.

A few weeks ago when I attempted to register to vote as a Republican, the GOP website had proudly linked to a page with the above list.  After the first couple of debates I returned to the website in order to find this list again and it was gone.  I did manage to find it again but it was buried at the very bottom of a page on the history of the republican party.  Why would they do such a thing?  Aren’t they proud of what they stand for or is it possible that the majority of the Republican Candidates are not actually republican but subscribe to some other form of political doctrines, say, Fascism?  Corporatism? Authoritarianism?  Totalitarianism? 

I was listening to a talk show yesterday briefly before I got enraged and turned it off, where this guy is openly speaking of how corporate interests are more important than the lives of individual people.  The guy was refering to our influence in the Middle East and even implied that the USA must use force to protect our corporate interests in other countries.  He felt that was a-ok to do.  Fuck the people that live there, fuck the people who live and die on the land, it’s corporate, they don’t count.  This illustrates a growing frustration I’m having with dealing with this growing disease of corporatism.  I see my local economy being destroyed by it.  I watched Flint decay because of it.  It’s not even about the money anymore, it’s about power.  It’s about using the infinite wealth these corporations have to influence the lives we all live on this planet.

I briefly read about Karl Marx yesterday.  His philosophy was easy: Capitalism leads to Socialism, leads to Communism.  We are no longer a free market, the market is controlled by those that have power and money.  Small businesses that want to penetrate some aspect of the markets that are already controlled by these businesses are utterly destroyed.  Media is a great example of this power.  Do you think that there is competition in the big media corps?  If you do, you’re stupid, plain and simple.  CNN, FOX, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and on all sleep together.  Their competition is superficial so as to not seem like a monopoly but that’s exactly what they are.


~ by aeroslin on June 22, 2007.

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