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Monday, February 11, 2013
Conservatives Need Political Backbone In 2014 & Beyond
Conservatives Need Political Backbone In 2014 &
Mid-term elections are 21 out. Why should I be thinking
about them now? I don’t even know who is going to be running for office. What I
do know is this: I know the type of person I would like to in office. It could
be a republican, it could be a democrat, what party doesn’t matter to me as
much as my ideas of what is best for this country and who best represents those
My district here in Missouri is represented by the good
reverend “Obama is more popular that
Jesus” Emanuel Cleaver II. I knew of this person’s reputation long
before I moved here. His beliefs and mine do not match at all. I think we are
about as opposite as we can be. Since I moved here in 2005, the republicans
have ran the same guy against him (Jacob Turk) and he has never received over
44% of the vote. Jacob Turk is a nice guy with good ideas and will likely be
Cleaver’s challenger in 2014, so what is the problem?
Turk suffers from the same problem as most
conservative/libertarians/republican politicians. They are afraid to go into
democrat strongholds and face those that you know are going to reject you. They
are afraid to fight to convince them your ideas are right for them, for their
community, their city and their state. Most people that vote democrat all the
time do it because they have been conditioned to do it since they first knew
what politics were.
I was wrong in a statement I made a few years back. My
parents did not vote for John McCain in 2008. I made an assumption they would
based on multiple comments. Once I found this out I also realized that was the
first time I can recall they didn’t vote. In 2012, again they didn’t vote. So
at least their track record of only voting for “the democrat” is still intact.
Here is the point of why I brought up my parents: Using
Jacob Turk as an example. If he were to go into a democrat strong hold and not
convince them he is the better candidate, he may succeed in planting the idea
that perhaps Cleaver is not the right man for the job and “like my parents”,
it’s just not worth the effort to go vote at all since neither is what they are
If you want something badly enough (Jacob Turk), you
can’t just stay within your comfort zone. You have to be willing to do what seeming
appears to be the impossible, if not end the idea in the minds of many that
“the democrat” is always the right choice.
It’s a fact, conservative politicians, no matter what
state or city, are afraid to go into urban areas that are predominately
populated by minorities and those that live below the poverty line. Most
democrats don’t have a comfort zone when it comes to campaigns. They go
everywhere, they speak at every opportunity and they come into predominately
conservative areas and fight the political fights that are necessary to win.
They face fear and they face rejection.
I didn’t vote for Turk in the 2012 primaries. He has
shown me that he has what it takes to represent me and the district…..everything
except the willingness to fight for his beliefs.
Fifties something guy, with a political view, but not in your face with it. Don't ask my opinion about politics if you don't want it, but I don't start conversations about it when meeting you for the first time. I have so many interests, that I don't pigeon hole into one catagory. I have written a book, and been published, it's about the care I gave my parents in their last years, it's a story of love, care, and dedication.
“Even sadder that so many of us are so blind and stupid, just living our lives daily and letting "smarter" people 'run' our lives."
"Thank God for people like you.”
“This is so horrible....how can one be so advanced and so naive at the same time..”
“Well if you were a politician, you would have my vote. I have a great deal of respect for intelligence...especially when I agree with most of your thoughts, almost visions."
"So many things 'we' stood for are getting lost and no one seems to be taking notice.”
"Your ideas, and thoughts are well researched, great job!"
"I really felt like you are really ‘in tune’ to what is really happening…so I ‘depend’ on your wisdom.. "
"Thanks for sharing all your findings Al. You have been such a big help with my decision. I knew in my heart that McCain should be our leader, but you sure made me all the more convinced…and the people I have forwarded your emails to feel the same way, I’m sure. I still think you ought to ‘run’ for an office, open some eyes around here"
I just want to thank you for being such a great American. I have always been interested in politics but now that I have a son, I really am quite interested. And to be honest, I really feel for him and what he is going to have to put up with in the future. My one saving grace is the fact that when I was his age we also had an awful President in office and fortunately the Great Ronald Reagan came riding in on his horse to save us. Hopefully in 2012 someone will come swooping in and save us. I appreciate the posts that you put on letting the world know of the crimes that most of the press won't let the world see. Well I am just in one of those moods tonight and I am rambling on but I just wanted to thank you. I would always love to get more involved in politics and if there is ever a place that you think I could come in and help please don't hesitate to ask.
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My Personal Beliefs ( so you know where I'm coming from)
I believe, that the United States of America is the best country in the world bar none.
I believe, the founding fathers wrote the Constitution of our country based on their belief in Christianity, and encouraged the practice of all religions but not at the expense of the others.
I believe, the Supreme Court should interpret the Constitution and not legislate from the bench.
I believe, the Constitution is a legal document, and not a living document subjected to constant change.
I believe, the course to peace is based on strong military, strong principles, and not a pacifist denial approach.
I believe, the second amendment is the right of every citizen in our country, and people not guns are the cause of murder.
I believe, in the death penalty as a form of public compliance to our laws.
I believe, a declared “hate crime” should not just be limited to describe the victimization of one race, or religion, but should be applied equally.
I believe, taxes are necessary to run our country and benefit our citizens, and not to give to foreign governments to “buy” friendships.
I believe, the government should have no right to tax a dead man’s estate on money he has already paid taxes on.
I believe, the President should have the power of the Line Item Veto.
I believe, that Senator’s and Congressmen should have term limits the same as the other elected officials.
I believe, that Senators and Congressmen should eliminate the word “entitlements” from their vocabulary.
I believe, that taxation in our country is disproportionate according to annual salaries, and serves to polarize citizens within the system.
I believe, “Affirmative Action” is neither affirmative nor action, and should be eliminated, as it’s just another form of prejudice.
I believe, that “pork barrel” or “earmarks” should be eliminated, as they are detrimental to budgetary constraints of our country.
I believe, in a balanced budget amendment with the exception of a declaration of war.
I believe, that if it’s so easy to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for a Presidential Position that pays $400K a year, then the amount raised should be taxed.
I believe, in governing our own country, and never handing power of a New World Order to the United Nations for any treaty.
I believe, to insure the safety of our citizens, we need to secure our borders and enforce existing immigration, and hiring laws.
I believe, that English should be formally declared our official language, and should be used in business dealings at home, and English should be taught in school systems to mainstream students.
I believe, that immigrants to our country should be made to assimilate to our culture, and not the other way around.
I believe, global warming is a reality, but to declare that man made emissions are the main cause, based primarily on computer based models, is akin to believing that weathermen can predict next week’s weather based on a “preponderance of evidence.”
There is one areas I don't agree with the official Republican Platform:
I believe in Gay, and Lesbian Rights
I do not believe in same sex marriage though
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