New Year’s Eve is when friends and family get together and have one last party to celebrate the past year and also look to the future. We can dream, wish, and hope for things we want to accomplish in the upcoming year, make and set goals and resolutions to ensure we reach them. The great thing about a personal goal is that it can be something as simple as walking the dog every day, something complex like fixing a budget problem at work, or something practical like saving for a new car. However goals and resolutions should not just be personal, they should also apply to politicians. So what resolutions can we ask of the Republicans and Conservatives?
Role of a Politician – Politicians on Capitol Hill need to realize they are only acting on a temporary basis and that they serve at the will of the American people. Americans elect officials to carry out the will of the people, within the oath of their office. Americans DO NOT elect officials to dictate to them and tell them what toilet they can use or what car to drive.
Be Proud of your history – The Republican Party has a proud history and a very strong connection with the American people. The Republican Party is the Party of Lincoln and Reagan. When was the last time you heard a Republican talk about America’s Founding Fathers or about individual freedoms such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Republicans and Conservatives need to stand up for individual freedoms because we believe they come from our CREATOR and cannot be given nor taken away from temporary politicians or anyone else.
Principles – Today’s politicians are more worried about being on the “popular” side of the issue or vote, getting in a great sound bite that will be replayed in news every hour, or worried about the next election, that I believe most of them have forgotten not only about doing the right thing for the American people, but also explaining the morals behind the decision and opinion. Here’s an example. For the month of December, we have had discussion on the fiscal cliff, and Republicans wanted the Bush Era tax cuts expanded because Republicans are the party of low taxes – but have you heard any Republican tell you why they are for lower taxes? What was their motivation? What principle was behind their decision? Or are they just going with the Republican consensus? We can use the discussion on cutting spending for another example. How many Republicans did you hear speak about less government? Why do Republicans want less government? Do they ever explain the difference between liberty and tyranny or speak about the American Dream?
Constitution – Republicans need to protect the Constitution of the United States because Thomas Jefferson put it best when he said, “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”.
Within the course of human events, it has become necessary for one people to do the right thing. In 2013, it’s time to lead a march towards freedom, towards lower taxes, less government, no yearly budget deficit, reducing the national debt of $16 trillion, Free Market Capitalism, Individual liberty and the protection of the most vulnerable in our society, because If not us, who? If not now, when?