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Welcome to “Republican Rock Bottom.”
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At a similar transformational time, amidst the Great Depression’s economic disruption and despair, Franklin Delano Roosevelt asserted the need for “leaders of thought at times when certain historic ideas in the life of the nation had to be clarified.” Amen. Thus, Republicans must heed Demosthenes’ plea to his endangered fellow Athenians — “In God’s name, I beg of you to think!”
Heeding this call, I submit the following:
Why is there a Republican Party? We exist to keep America the greatest nation on earth.
What is the Republican Party’s vision of America’s present and future? We believe America simultaneously faces and must transcend four transformational, generational challenges.
Specifically, Republicans see the historical parallels between the Greatest Generation and our Global Generation.
America’s Greatest Generation surmounted a quartet of transformational challenges: economic, social, and political upheavals; a world war against an evil; the Soviet Union’s rise as a strategic threat and rival model of governance; and the moral struggle for equal civil rights.
Today, America’s Global Generation must also transcend a quartet of transformational challenges born of our interconnected world: economic, social and political upheavals; a global war against an evil enemy; Communist China’s rise as a strategic threat and rival model of governance; and moral relativism’s erosion of our nation’s foundational, self-evident truths.
What are the Republican Party’s principles that will be employed to meet and surmount these challenges? We have five enduring principles:
1. Our liberty is from God not the
2. Our sovereignty rests in our souls not the soil.
3. Our security is through strength not surrender.
4. Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector.
5. Our truths are self-evident not relative.
What are the Republican Party’s goals? We will advance liberty, preserve tradition, and achieve constructive change for Americans in this trying time.
This we will do!
So, please, don’t despair at Republican Rock Bottom. Despite our party’s dark hour in this dawning millennium, by thinking and acting anew, Republicans will champion American principles and ensure that our nation remains inspired and guided by the virtuous genius of our free people; and forever blessed by the unfathomable grace of God. We will seize freedom. We will be freedom!
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online