Tuesday, December 01, 2009
It is an essential, natural right, that a man shall quietly enjoy, and have the sole disposal of his own property. ... The Utopian schemes of leveling, and a community of goods, are as visionary and impracticable, as those which vest all property in the Crown, are arbitrary, despotic, and in our government unconstitutional. Now, what property can the colonists be conceived to have, if their money be granted away by others, without their consent?I was assailed yet again today at MichelleMalkin.com.
- Samuel Adams, January 12, 1768
I wonder if these Republicans know that when they expect everyone to toe their party line, they look just like the Democrats they say they want to defeat.
Actually, I have heard people standing on the Constitution. The problem remains that they have been town-hall and tea party attendees. It's time to elect some of these people. If the Republican Party and its members want my vote, they will have to present appropriate candidates. End of story.We all counted you out a long time ago, RWR. You are just a noisemaker trying to bleed off conservatives from the real struggle to keep our country from sinking further into the pit.First of all, there are a whole lotta questions that have to be asked of Sarah Palin before anyone can establish her as "conservative", yet you and others blindly line up behind her as if she's some kind of god(dess). Sorry bub. We already have that now, and it sucks.
No one is counting on you. You are part of the problem, not part of the solution. You always will be part of the problem. If a candidate you liked ever got close to mattering, you would turn on him.
We can count on you for that.
The people who are the problem are those who continue to blindly follow a political party that has never espoused their ideas and beliefs. Reagan was elected despite the Republicans, not with their support. What’s worse is that the "in" thing for Republicans is to pretend they are the new Reagan. These people are trying to "take back" a political party they never had in the first place. They are more than happy to support a government "healthcare plan" as long as it isn't created by Democrats. Never mind that government meddling in such matters is illegal – inconvenient little tidbit there, huh?
If/when Republicans choose to run acceptable candidates, I will support them. Christie was pretty close for a New Jerseyan, and I did vote for him, but there is a lot of work to do in convincing people that the Constitution must be followed. Once that happens, Republicans and Democrats had better wise up or they will either be taken over by conservatives such as yourself or replaced with factions true to the Founders' vision such as those I support.
You need people like me, Roland; and you need us a lot more than we need you. Your decision to be content to support liberals simply because they're less liberal than the Donks merely plays into the Donks' hands. You need people like me to force the debate to the right because people like you don’t have the courage to do it. For proof, try to name one legislator in DC that you would support who has opposed healthcare reform (or the stimulus – or the bailouts) on the basis that the Constitution forbids its passage. This is both the simplest and strongest argument against these intolerable acts, and I haven't heard anyone standing on them.
No, my good friend, your LOTE position is the problem. I understand it very well, since I used to hold it myself. The day will come when you will recognize this. In the meantime, it would be wise for you to stop demonizing me by calling me a "noisemaker" and "part of the problem". All you're doing is adding to the nasty taste of the crow you’re going to have to eat later.