For decades I avoided joining or being actively affiliated with any political party. I wanted my independence and didn’t want to be saddled with policies or people with which/whom I disagreed. Things have happened to change my mind and I’ve decided that purity of agreement is not as necessary as the defeat of a dangerous enemy.
Only twice have I voted for a presidential candidate that was not a Republican. Both were protest votes and both were mistakes. In each of those elections, the Democrat won and, although I don’t regret the logic of my decision at the moment, I do lament the outcome.
I am a conservative and being so automatically eliminates the Democrat Party from my allegiance. Democrats have, for generations, renounced the principles of which our country was born and upon which it was built. This has never been more apparent than during the last twenty years and accelerated in the Obama years. But forget the individuals, the faces of the Party – Clinton(s), Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Kennedy, Rangel, Frank, Clyburn – look instead at what the Party has stood for and what it has done.
Even if you remove from discussion the moral issues of murdering babies (“choice” they call it) or gay marriage, Democrats have consistently and persistently championed causes and legislation that intentionally diminishes our country.
Immigration “reform” is no more than Democrats screwing the citizenry in order to pump in more people to the population that will be beholding to them.
Affirmative action is a modern day plantation system prostituted by their house servants (Sharpton, Jackson, Clyburn, the NAACP) also to create a Democrat Party/government dependent class.
Foreign policy is devised not to strengthen or even protect American interests, but to diminish them. For our own leaders to promote policy that equalizes rather than emphasizes our status in the world is treason, yet that is the Democrat way.
Fiscal policy alone is reason enough for discarding the Democrat Party. Once again, by trying to create dependency on the government (themselves), Democrats have chosen to spend recklessly and without accountability or regard for the consequences. They don’t care.
That’s the real truth about Democrats, they just don’t care.
They don’t care about our military forces. If they did, they would be much more careful about the foreign and fiscal policies they champion.
They don’t care about our children. If they did, they wouldn’t be so cavalier with the national debt and their mad spending.
They don’t care about women – another of their dependent class. If they did, they would work to create an economy that promotes accomplishment and not entitlement.
And what of Republicans? The GOP has its own set of problems and flaws. The Tea Party movement has exposed many of the more egregious shortcomings of the Republican Party, but, in doing so, has become a liability itself.
The GOP wants to be right of center, after all, that’s where most of America is, but it can’t decide how far to the right to go. The Tea Party and Libertarians are trying to yank the Party completely off the table, leaving most of that table to Democrats.
Nonetheless, no matter where on the grid those Republicans are, the disagreement in the Republican party is not over values or belief, but in execution, technique. The dissent within the Party is not unlike that in religious entities. Disputes over translations of the Constitution (the Bible), adherence to policy (Commandments) and refusal to compromise (One Way), makes it difficult to reach the consensus that is necessary in politics. This fundamentalist “My Way or No Way” attitude by well-meaning but politically ignorant citizens is hindering the true battle; defeating Democrats.
That is the reason I’ve decided to become a Republican. I’m well aware of the discord within the Party, but the greater goal is to stop what I truly believe to be an American evil; the Democrat Party. In doing so, I believe the Republican Party should listen to the Tea Party and the Tea Party should learn political truths. Compromise, as distasteful as it may be, is a reality. The alternative is an internal fight that will only strengthen those who all Republicans can agree are the real danger to the United States.