The First "What my party means to me" response
Got my first "What my party means to me" piece from a Republican. "IK" makes no bones about where her loyalties lie and is pretty firm about where the line is drawn for her:
Oooo. A shot across the bow at the Dems. Thank you for your thoughts, IK. Anyone else care to chime in?Belonging to my party means having the courage to do what's right. aka - the janitorial staff."The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Cliché, I know, but for all their good intentions, the Democrats don't seem to know what they are doing. Their populist attitudes and their feel-good economics creates the situations where Republicans thrive. Republicans clean up the mess that the Democrats leave behind. That's how the party started; it is our legacy. We now have taken to cleaning up messes that other countries are creating and spreading to this nation - but which Democrats seem to embrace. Don't let this get out - but the Republicans need Democrats in office, every once in awhile. It reminds the populace of what a sorry mess the Democrat governance creates. Even today, the Republicans are trying to fix and clean up the problems created by the Democrat predecessors decades ago.So we keep fixing and they keep messing. It's a hopeful situation, in that we are starting to create our own situations. We've finally caught up to the Dems in some areas and are creating something fresh; something from scratch. And we are doing it right.This country started off right. Governance by the people, for the people. A limited government that allows free will to all men. But somewhere the meaning got twisted and factions started messing. I can't say that all changes were bad - some were very good - but historically, the good came from people who approved of more freedom and less governance (Republican?).That is what my party means to me. Idealistic? sure. But an ideal that one day - all Republicans can be hopeful and not cynical and that Democrats will stop messing up the good that comes out of this country.Amen.