Letter to the GOP EstablishmentSubmitted by lastchanceforliberty on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 13:14
Republican Party, I, _________________________ As an advocate for the principles of liberty, free-markets and limited government as envisioned by our Founding Fathers and defined in our Constitution, I have long looked to the Republican Party to defend the REPUBLIC and the basic principles that define what it means to be a “conservative”. However, over the years, I have become greatly disappointed in Republicans to be the guardians of those founding values. It would seem that Norman Thomas (former 6-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America) was right when he said, “The difference between Democrats and Republicans is: Democrats have accepted some ideas of Socialism cheerfully, while Republicans have accepted them reluctantly.” Republicans have failed to ensure the liberties of the people, exercise basic free-market principles and continue to ignore our Constitution by increasing the size, scope and power of the Federal Government from the expansion of Medicare, The Department of Education, TARP, bail-outs, deficit spending, wars without a congressional declaration, the Federal Reserve (Corporation) to the greatest encroachment of our civil liberties in the creation of the Patriot Act – none of which our Founding Fathers would stand for - and now, neither will I. I will no longer vote for who I think is “electable” or the lesser of two evils – I will vote for principle and principle alone. For this reason, I am supporting Dr. Ron Paul in the 2012 Presidential Election. Dr. Paul’s immaculate record of defending the “conservative” and Constitutional Platform is unmatched by any other presidential candidate within the Republican Party. If the Republican Party fails to nominate Dr. Paul as their candidate, I will be forced to continue my support conservative principles outside of the Republican Party by voting for Dr. Paul as a third-party candidate: "In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate -- look to his character..." -- Noah Webster, Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing His Education, 1789 I will hold the Republican Party accountable in all future elections, to include the 2012 Presidential Election, and will not compromise on the principles that our Founding Fathers fought so hard to obtain. Dr. Paul’s conservative record is unblemished and unwavering and has earned my vote; I challenge the Republican Party to earn my vote by defending the REPUBLIC and joining me in supporting Dr. Paul and our Constitution in the 2012 Presidential election.
For Liberty and the Constitution,