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America Is The Answer, Not The Problem

I entered the RedState.org contest on Why You Should Vote Republican In 2006.

I didn't even get the dishonorable mention I was shooting for! Anyway, I found this a very useful exercise, and you might too. It forces you to boil your beliefs down to their essence. Here is my entry:

The Republicans choose a strong military and vigilance over appeasment and weakness, and believe that democracy in the Middle East is our best defense. Republicans believe the Constitution is the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, not a 'living document' - and that the Second Amendment isn't an afterthought. They believe we have a duty to know who is coming over our borders. They know that tax cuts increase revenue while raising the standard of living, and that fewer limits on business and more limits on government means more and better jobs. Finally, Republicans believe America is the answer, not the problem.

Here is the entry that won, by Liz Mair:

1. I want a prosperous America, where the poorest can achieve wealth, if allowed to save instead of pay high taxes, while benefiting from low unemployment and limited regulation.

2. I want a freer America, where my rights-- to own a gun, to determine my own healthcare arrangements-- are not infringed in the pursuit of an abstract common good.

3. I want a strong America-- one that does not cower when threatened by its enemies, which defends its interests, and exists as a beacon of hope to all who wish to be free.

I even tried my hand at writing one for Democrats. Try as I might though, this is all I could come up with:

Hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil, hate Bush, Republicans are evil.

Posted by Ken McCracken · 11 October 2006 05:08 PM

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Free markets, free people.

Posted by: Will Franklin at October 11, 2006 05:47 PM

you perverted a quote from the great Ronald reagan "the government isn't the solution to your problems, the goverment IS the problem". something warmongering neo cons no doubt deny. that's right, warfare and welfare are both administered by the same state.

the winning entry was awful "defends it's interests" lol. they should put that on the recruiting posters.

the republicans believe "democracy in the middle east is our best defense"? really? so you think hamas, hezbollah, ahmedinejad and the muslim brotherhood in egypt are our best defense, because those are the ones who have won big in US sponsered democratic elections Post fall of baghdad.

now delete this because it's leftist propaganda.

Posted by: lester at October 11, 2006 05:55 PM

Yes..."free markets, free people," but here at willisms.com no free speech. Now, without any further ado, delete this post!

Oh, how's that rebuttal on the jobs numbers coming along?

Posted by: Invictus at October 11, 2006 06:38 PM

I have never deleted a comment here, nor will I (other than obvious spam).

It is Will's site - he has the right to delete comments if he wishes, and he has my support on that.

I won't be the one deleting, however.

Posted by: Ken McCracken at October 11, 2006 07:48 PM

Well, I respect your commitment to free speech, Ken. Your partner should be so honorable, but I'm not holding my breath. To say that he suppresses dissenting opinions would be putting it mildly.

Posted by: Invictus at October 11, 2006 07:52 PM

Yeah... just like a Columbia University, right vic?

Posted by: Hoodlumman at October 11, 2006 10:49 PM

Frankly, I condemn what took place at Columbia. It was simply unacceptable and indefensible. It's no more right there than it is here. Either we support freedom of speech or we don't, and suppressing those with differing opinions is not what we're about -- or at least it wasn't until recently.

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