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A New Dawn

Now that Scozzafava ditched the race and the leftists are scratching their heads in bitter amazement at the good run Dan Hoffman has in NY23 (the race isn’t over at the time of this writing), perhaps the Republican martini elite has gotten it through their dullness that most of us want CONSERVATIVE leadership! 

With this switch to Hoffman, perhaps we can anticipate more patriotic conservatives to emerge on the Republican ticket in the congressional races for 2012, espousing school choice, responsible yet minimal government regulation, secure borders, strong national defense, and (of course) freedom of speech on the airwaves and internet; all solutions supported by the vast majority of Americans (if, in using the word “populist” you mean “replacing the Democrats”, yes, that is to what I refer, but not engendering the “populist movement of the 1890’s).

Back in the first half of 2006, Dan Riehl reported that “the word populist may be for the Right what liberal is for the Left – a bad word. Both words suffer from extreme over-simplification…”

“[V]ia Real Clear Politics, an excellent site for a timely snapshot of political news…”

“But the topic for now is political terminology thanks to an interesting piece by Craig Shirley at the Washington Post.”

The immigration reform debate has highlighted a long-standing fissure in the GOP between the elitist Rockefeller business wing and the party’s conservative populist base…

Particularly noteworthy is the following:

The elites in the GOP have never understood conservatives or Reagan; they’ve found both to be a bit tacky. They have always found the populists’ commitment to values unsettling. To them, adherence to conservative principles was always less important than wealth and power.

… It was the populists under Reagan, and later under Newt Gingrich, who energized the party, gave voice to a maturing conservative ideology and swept Republicans into power. We would be imprudent and forgetful to disregard this…

“In its pure form, populist means little more than lower-case d democrat.”

[A]n advocate of democratic principles.

Riehl goes on to describe some history and then explains why Americans simply want good laws to be enforced and big government to become smaller and less intrusive.  They also want their representatives to actually represent them – what a novel concept in today’s political arena.  When Obama spoke of transparency and change, many people really thought he’d live up to at least a little of that rhetoric (like not using “bundling buddies” as employees and ambassadors or making stealth deals with Google that affect Net Neutrality…).

Conservatives are guided by the governing principles of the primacy of individual sovereignty, the sanctity of private property, and preservation of the rule of law.  The rule of law is what makes this Republic different than any other country in the world.  So when our leaders make laws that usurp or controvert the Constitution, they are abridging our freedoms!

  “It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.”  ~Alexander Hamilton

Let us hope and pray that Conservatives win these elections this month and in 2010 in a grand wave of freedom, and may it be a warning to all incumbants that we intend to vote them out if they continue on their same paths.

 

 
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November 3, 2009 - Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, (Un)Limited Government, Agenda of the Left, Christian, Citizen Patriotism, Constituional Issues, Culture, Family, Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility, Govt Oppression, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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