Conservative Corner: Sins of the GOP

There was a time when being a part of the Grand old Party, (Republican Party) was respectable, after all, it was the party of Lincoln. This was the man who led the country through a bloody civil war and helped to end slavery by signing the Emancipation Proclamation. This was also the party of what many call the father of the modern conservative movement, Ronald Reagan, and his vision of limited government and maximum freedom.

 So what the heck has happened to the Republican Party to allow such dismal failures within the last 5 to 8 years? What happened to the party that had the leadership, foresight and the will bring the country together and set us on the path of healing?  No matter what your party affiliation is or if you don’t care about either one, there are several reasons why a political group can fail its constituents. Here are some of the sins the Republican Party have committed. I will recruit the help of news.yahoo.com to list a few “sins” that the Republican Party should change, (in my most humble opinion) to attract more independent and conservative voters.

Do more to attract the minority members and candidates into the party. It is common knowledge that many people think of the Republicans to be the party of the “rich, old, white, guys”, even though there are many who are not. The party needs to put more Hispanics, women and blacks in the spot light and in their ranks. That has happened in the past with Sarah Palin, Herman Cain and Marco Rubio, however, the party did not give these people the political and media support they needed to survive in the cut-throat political world and they suffered for it.

Next, do more to attract the youth vote. Most of the young people get there information from certain cable TV shows and the internet. The party needs to invest heavily into young people and prove to them that the next generations of Republicans aren’t just bunch of out-of-touch, rich, white guys. There are some smart, young people in the ranks of the Republican Party and the old guys need to step aside and let the young people get some of the spotlight and show a fresher side of the party.

A big sin that most politians commit is the act of being a Politian.  Politics breeds corruption and feeds on power, and as it has been said, absolute power corrupts absolutely. As I understand it, our founding fathers never meant for a legislator or congressman to use his office as a career. The job of being a legislator or congressman was meant to be a part-time gig and not a life-long activity. Unfortunately, too many people think of this kind of work as “job security” and have never had a real product job. Simply put, they are out of touch with the “average American”.

One of the biggest issues the Republicans have been facing for a while is not using the internet and social media to its fullest potential. As I understand, the tweet, “four more years” that was sent after Obama realized he had won his second term was the most re-tweeted phrase in twitter history. The Republicans need to embrace the internet in the same way and use it to their advantage. John McCain was persecuted not sending emails during the 2008 election. You see where that got him.

And finally, and probably one of the biggest sins of the Republican Party today, they are cowardly, yellow-bellied, wussies!! When Republican congressmen get to Washington D.C. they find a deep dark evil covers the land much like the evil that covers the land of Mordor and the evil seduces them in a way that would make even Senator Palpatine jealous. No matter what letter is ahead of the name of the inhabitant of the Whitehouse, the evil will flow.  Even the congressmen who were sent by Tea Party members and enthusiasts will almost always fall under the spell of the evil that dwells there and turn the good intentions of a conservative into a RINO, (Republican In Name Only) and act like something else.

John Boehner is one of those people who changed when they got to Washington.  So is John McCain and Lisa Murkowski just to name a few. Too many people who have good conservative values go to Washington and get seduced by the money, power, and fame and turn into pushovers and support anything that they think will make them look good to the power in the oval office and the will of a bias media group.

When the Republican Party wakes, pulls their head out of the warm, dark place between their legs, and realizes that what they are doing is not the will of the people of Lincoln, Reagan and the people who put them into office we may have a Republican Party with conservative values worthy of combating a very powerful group of people that has kept the country in an economic, social, and spending choke hold and has made America the laughing stock of the world.

                       Dkhummel.com and dkhummel.blogspot.com

 

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Conservative Corner: The Land of Milk and Honey

The United States of America is truly a wondrous country. Where else on this planet can a person climb over a fence or crawl through a ditch, enter into a country illegally, but still get free health care, food stamps, free money, free car, and a free house and still get treated like a loyal citizen even though many still claim loyalty and allegiance to their home country? Why, in America, of course!
As if giving away “free” stuff to illegal aliens isn’t bad enough, on April 2nd Oregon’s Governor John Kitzhaber was proud to sign House Bill 2787 into law, according to oregon.gov.
HB 2787 is also labeled the Tuition Equity Bill which now gives the children of illegal aliens the same tuition in Oregon’s colleges and universities as its citizens. An oregonlive.com article states House Bill 2787 would grant in-state tuition for undocumented students who have attended school in the country for at least five years; studied at an Oregon high school for at least three years, and graduated; and show intention to become a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
Undocumented, however, seems to be the key word. A few days ago The Associated Press, the largest press collecting group on the planet, has announced that it will no longer use the term “illegal alien” when it comes to people in the United States who have come into the country without proper documentation, as reported by time.com. The announcement, it seems, is political correctness and media malpractice at its finest. Why should a person who is in the country without proper documents be given so much, while there are those who have been trying for years to integrate successfully into our country the right way and continually find road blocks on their path to American citizenship.
It is understood that everyone deserves a chance at a better life for his or her self and their families, however, why should only certain people be exempt from certain laws and why should certain people obtain special privileges while others have to work hard to maybe get a small chance at happiness.
It has been said that many people come here and stay for many years “undocumented”, but never break any “laws” or do anything bad like robbery or murder, however, imagine this scenario. Little Johnnie steals a pick-up truck at the age of 18 and does not have it registered or licensed, but he drives it for years without “hurting” anyone. He spends the years driving the truck to help people, the elderly, children, and the poor. If the pick-up lasts for many years of good service to the community, does that make is less stolen? Does that make Johnnie less illegal for not having the vehicle properly registered and licensed?
The idea of illegal immigrants getting away with so many perks only reserved for the citizens of this great county is an insult to the residents and a brisk slap in the face to the hard working people who come into America the way our system was designed, as documented immigrants.
To the people, citizens or not, who support these “criminals” who claim to be “undocumented people” or illegal aliens, I say, “Shame on you!” If I have to have “papers” as a citizen and veteran to legally be in my own country, so should the undocumented immigrants from any country, no matter if they came from France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Mexico or even Canada. If the illegal immigrants want to be legal, leave and come back the right way and stop trying to take advantage of “The Land of Milk and Honey”.
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