Under Obama, America has lost the market completely, she has lost welfare reform, she has lost free market capitalism, she has lost social conservatism with regards to life... she has lost her soul.
And the opposition is ineffective at best. With nearly filibuster-proof numbers in the house and senate, every vote counts... so when three Republican Senators betray their party, we may as well roll out the red carpet of socialism for Obama and his ilk.
The way I see it, Michael Steele has one chance to save this party... and his goal should be just that... NOT regaining power, but saving the party.
The rise to power should not be the focus of the party - it should be the fruits of our labor!
Michael Steele must make a stand for economic and social conservatism - using the three senators who crossed party lines as an example - AND KICK THEM OUT OF THE PARTY. Inform them, and their constituents, that they are NOT welcome to run for re-election as Republicans.
Furthermore, EVERY Republican office holder, at ALL levels of office should be made to sign a pledge, which should read:
I am a Republican.
I am humbled before our Creator, Nature's God, and struggle to uphold
His Natural Law.
I am the first defender of Life, Liberty, and the Right to Pursue
I affirm that life lives in the womb, and that each unborn child has a
Natural Right to Life.
I affirm that Liberty is the freedom from tyranny, and that to ensure
the Natural Right to Liberty every individual shall be free to own property,
freely worship, freely speak, and defend these rights from government
encroachment by freely keeping and bearing arms.
I affirm that each individual is responsible for their own actions, their life choices, and should be held fully accountable for their decisions.
I affirm that it is each individuals Natural Right to define and
Pursue their own Happiness, so long as that pursuit does not encroach on
anothers Natural Rights.
I affirm that the Government should be directed by the Creator's
Natural Law, but should not perform the functions otherwise reserved to religious
houses of worship - including sanctioning marriages.
I affirm that it is my duty to reduce the size of government, reduce
foreign influence in our government, reduce unnecessary governmental spending,
and strive to eliminate unnecessary taxation on the citizens of this
I affirm that I am a citizen of this nation, a citizen of my state, and a citizen in my community - and as such it is my duty to hold allegiance only to the same.
I affirm that to be a Republican is to strictly adhere to the Core
Founding Principles set forth in the founding documents of this
I pledge that I am Republican, and as such I will strictly adhere
to the principles, as outlined above. As an elected official in the
Republican Party, should I stray from the Code of Conduct of representing our
party, or should I stray from our Core Principles, it is the right of the Party
to excommunicate me from their ranks.
Any Republican official refusing to sign should be publicly excommunicated. Any Republican official breaking ranks, and not strictly following the core principles should be excommunicated.
These actions will send a strong message that the Republican Party is a party of high moral fiber, strict adherence to the beliefs of the foundation of these United States, and that we are a serious opposition to the strict Socialist Policy of the New Democratic Party.
We may not be in the majority in 2012, nor in 2016... but we will be strong, resolute, and sound a strong message of unity under a common banner of morality and the core principles. We will be a solid opposition to the Democrats - and when folks see this kind of Unity, these values which we uphold, they will return to the party.
Michael Steele will not take these steps - Our State Party Chairmen will not take these steps - Our County Party Chairmen will not take these steps... and as such, no real change will take place in our party.
If we do not have the courage to be the change, what purpose do we have in this life but to work to support the machine.