Dec 01 2011, 08:02 PM
I am a republican and have been for almost as long as I can remember, if that makes any sense.
I was about 9 or 10 when the US stopped the communist insurgency in Grenada and I remember watching Ronald Reagan deliver a speech in response to that event. He said, "We got there just in time," and described how we had stopped the insurgency there. Even coming from a family of democrats, I knew we were in good hands with Reagan and have been a republican ever since.
Ayn Rand once said that she beleived that humanity had made the most progress during times when people had stuck most closely to conservative principles, and I defintely agree.
Dec 18 2011, 06:29 AM
I hold to the Republican ideal because i believe that was the original design for this country and its internal structures. To me, the party represents, for the most part, the desire that i have to retain our fundamental and vital heritage of representative government. Those to whom we grant such powers of legislation and justice are indeed only men, but we the people do elect each and every one and we must be thorough in our inspection of these and their character.
Unfortunately, the democratic model to which so many seem to aspire is a hopelessly flawed idea that can not take hold in this country and leave it standing. This model of "mob-rule" has toppled greater and more cohesive cultures than our own, divided and weakend already by partisans and lobbyists. If the will of the ignorant masses becomes the driving force behind our government, we will not outlast the decade. Riven with conflict and debate, we will stand ripe and tempting for conquest.
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