Stop apologizing for wanting to stem the tide of the entitlement mindset - - - Governor Rick Perry
I think the 2012 election is coming down to a choice for the American people between a Hugo Chavez style dictatorship and Rick Perry.
Back in college, in the last millenium, I was a leader in the radical right-wing end of the Young Republicans. A college friend of mine always boasted that he was a fifth generation Communist. He told me that what the Conservatives said was totally true: "There is a Communist under every bed." Looking at America today his words have been proven sadly to be true.
My problem with the GOP back then and today is they have adopted Socialism as the official policy of the Republican Party. At election time the GOP candidates wrap their Socialism in the language of "small government". But once elected they fall all over themselves voting to fund, defend and expand every possible Big Brother program from TR's Square Deal to the New Deal to the Great Society to George Bush's "Compassionate Coverservatism."
|Governor Rick Perry|
Is Rick Perry our Hope?
“We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life,” said Rick Perry, the Republican Texas governor at the Republican Leadership Conference in a finger-pointing, finger-wagging and, at times, bombastic, speech.
“Stop apologizing” for wanting to stem the tide of the “entitlement mindset,” he boasted.
“Our opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them,” he said, before imploring the crowd to “stand up.
Let’s speak with pride about our values. Let’s stop this American downward spiral.”
Has the Republican Party Changed? Does it Matter?
Governor Perry is saying the right things on free enterprise, business regulation and taxes. It is not all hot air. He has walked the walk. He has delivered. In time we will learn his policies on war, the Constitution and Federal spending. At that point we can better judge him as a candidate.
My problem with nearly all Republicans is once they are elected they "grow" and better understand the serious problems of the states and nation. They work in a bi-partisan manner to help the helpless, re-distribute the wealth to those in need (both corporations in need and individuals) while protecting unionized government workers and the programs they run.
The Republican Party has not changed. They are the Party of Big Government. No more. No less.
|Republican candidates over the years have not inspired believers in|
the Constitution and Freedom. But in 2012 does that matter?
The spending "cuts" proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan are the perfect example. If every dime of Ryan's so-called cuts are enacted into law the national debt goes out of control from $14 Trillion to $23 Trillion. Such a missive debt will either soak up every dollar out there that might be used to grow the economy or the Federal Reserve's printing presses will run 24-7 spewing out worthless paper money.
Yes, the Republicans are Big Government Socialists . . . but does that matter?
With Comrade Obama this Federal Republic is up against a naked Marxist. Obama as policy wants to destroy the Constitution, free enterprise, freedom of speech and establish a puppet Marxist rubber-stamp Congress.
My back is filled with knife wounds given to me by Republicans who claimed to believe in "small government". The GOP is overflowing with liars who worship the Big Brother state. But there is still a sliver of hope that the Republicans can delay Socialism to a degree by blocking legislation and with appointments to the Federal courts.
What shreds are left of our Constitutional Republic are alive based on 5-4 votes on the Supreme Court. If two or three justices are appointed by Democrats there will be nothing to stop Big Brother.
"We are not Obama," says the GOP. That is not much for a believer in freedom and the Constitution to hang his hat on. But do we really have a choice? Given half a chance Democrats would be happy to send their enemies to camps for re-education . . . . just ask a Japanese-American in FDR's time or modern workers who today are forced to sit through government mandated re-education meetings on proper conduct in the workplace.
2012 is the long feared tipping point year. The choice is Freedom or Serfdom.
|America has reached a fork in the road. Turn left, re-elect Comrade Obama and get a Hugo|
Chavez dictatorship or turn right and get a slight chance at freedom and limited Constitutional