Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Why We Are Republicans, the end

Republicans of all faiths believe in the Judeo-Christian values the Founding Fathers relied upon, based on the Commandments handed down from God. Over 90% of Americans believe in God and that “under God” belongs in the Pledge of Allegiance. Yet liberals aided by activist judges have nearly banished God from the public square. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals actually ruled that a Pledge adopted by the Congress, signed into law by the President and overwhelmingly approved by the people is unconstitutional. Such elitist arrogance should not be tolerated.

Thomas Jefferson, a Democrat, had the answer. After losing the election of 1800, but before Jefferson’s inauguration, the Federalists doubled the number of federal judgeships and appointed judges who would actively oppose Jefferson’s policies. Jefferson's answer was to abolish all 18 of the new federal judgeships and to assert the right to correct the Supreme Court when it misinterpreted the Constitution. When one branch of government abuses its power, the other two branches have the right and obligation to correct the situation. When the Supreme Court rules against voluntary prayer in school and in favor of pornography and pedophilia on the internet then something is seriously wrong and must be fixed.

We are Republicans because we know, beyond any doubt, that America is unique. Americans are unified by an allegiance to a common set of ideals: liberty, individualism, anti-statism and equality of opportunity and respect. Most Americans want to reduce the role of government and the Republicans are the most anti-statist major party in the West. American values are exceptional. We are among the most patriotic, noble, idealistic, energetic, optimistic and religious people in the Western world. We are Republicans because we believe in the unique American creed and share these values.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised. I would think we should go "big tent" and look forward to Buddist Republicans, or whatever.

Are you putting up a door?

7:58 AM  
Blogger Ralph said...

We can look forward to them, but I don't think they contribute much to the majority. Nor should they be the reason for denying our roots.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I'd always taken our roots as religous freedom, and our direction as more of the same.

Ah well. Every time I come to this site I learn a little more that makes me think my time as a Republican (close to 30 years) is coming to an end.

(I'm the global warming guy.)

I'm not likely to go Democrat, but maybe it's time to be Independant.

(Not sure if that was your intent.)

12:35 PM  
Blogger Ralph said...

What would you embrace and what would you leave out of Bill' reasons? What else would you need that he misses?

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Christian, but like most people, I accepted my father's religion. I can look at myself and see that if my fathers (for all those generations previous) had a different religion, I probably would have respected it enough to learn it, and I probably would have been conservative enough to stick with it.

I see the globe-spanning violence of today growing out of the disrespect one good child has for another. I was right to honor my father, you are wrong to honor yours, etc.

I had hoped that we in the US were beyond that, but there is plenty of evedence that we are not. Unfortunate soundbites of "we'll convert them to Christianity" accompany sending children to our current war for other people's "freedom."

Have any freedom you want, as long as it has "Judeo-Christian values" - whatever that means, after generations of Jews and Christains killing each other for their father's poor choices.

3:57 PM  

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