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  1. #1 What does it mean to be Republican? 
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    This may have been covered already, but I am curious what it means to the people here to be a Republican. Not always conservative, but Republican.
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    That's a good question and it's also a big mouthfull to bite off.

    Okay, that list below is very general. Of course there is more to it than that. Most things are more complex than simple lists or explanations, but perhaps they shouldn't be. This is a place to start.

    Read that and then ask more. It's a start. :)



    WE BELIEVE:
    THAT the right of the individual to achieve the best that is within him, as long as he respects the rights of others, is the Source of our Nation's strength.

    THAT government exists to protect the freedom of opportunity in which each individual's creative ability can flourish.

    THAT the government activities should be limited to those things which people cannot do at all, or cannot do so well for themselves.

    THAT the most effective government is government closest to the people.

    THAT those who cannot provide for themselves should be assisted by both government and society, but that every effort should be made to help them become self-supporting, productive citizens with pride in their independence.

    THAT equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity belong to all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex or national origin.

    THAT the preservation of our Nation and the security of our citizens depend upon the Constitution, the laws, and the courts, and that respect for them is the responsibility of every individual.

    THAT government is accountable for maintaining sound money and a responsible economy. Individual rights, liberties and properties are continually eroded when citizens are oppressed by excessive taxation, inflation, government waste and over-regulation.

    THAT government is responsible for national defense and that only a strong America can remain a free America.

    THAT it is absolutely essential to maintain a strong national defense posture in order that we may at all limes negotiate from a position of strength, not weakness, in our continuing efforts toward world peace and friendship.

    THAT these concepts are the foundation of our national strength and that the REPUBLICAN PARTY, which is committed to their preservation, is the party of today and the PARTY FOR THE FUTURE.
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    I think everyone has their own answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Gravy View Post
    I think everyone has their own answer.

    I think that's true.

    I'm trying to find a starting point. Maybe it's a real question, maybe not. But I'll do what I can to answer it.
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    Good start. Very much so.
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    Don't know...I'm not a Republican..


    I'm an "N"
    Say what ya mean and get to the point quick....I don't have the attention span to listen to bullshit...

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    Unquestioning loyalty to the state when your guy is in charge.

    Talk of revolution and how you'll restore Constitutional government when the other guy is. Most of which is blatant lying to make yourselves feel better over not being in charge because, when it comes down to it, you're basically unquestioningly loyal to the state regardless of who is in charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ree View Post
    Don't know...I'm not a Republican..


    I'm an "N"
    So whats it mean to be a "N" ?
    I dream of the day a chicken can cross the road without it's motives being questioned.

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    How is a state religion bad, but state medicine good?
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    Anyone who makes the decision to depend upon the government to take care of their basic needs has essentially doomed himself to a life of bitter disappointment.
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    I wouldn't know, I'm a conservative.

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
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    Senior Member Ranger Rick's Avatar
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    Me too. Thats why I had to ask.
    I dream of the day a chicken can cross the road without it's motives being questioned.

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    How is a state religion bad, but state medicine good?
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    Anyone who makes the decision to depend upon the government to take care of their basic needs has essentially doomed himself to a life of bitter disappointment.
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