Let Me Hear Your Testimony! Your Reasoning Behind Supporting the R3VOLution!Submitted by LeftThinkingRight on Fri, 05/11/2012 - 14:00
I have been trying to work on my testimony lately as I am working over my friends, family and strangers.
Just yesterday, I made a huge step forward with a former professor of mine who is a Dyed in the Red Repub. He is all for falling in line behind Mitt. Like, its a train that he gets on at election time every two years or something.
My friend and I have really been working him hard lately. I sent him the article by Rasmussen yesterday on TheBlaze.com and this was the conversation that followed.
(and yes i changed our names)
From: Mitt Lover 2012
I understand it, but I don't think it will work. Romney will have more than enough to win on the first ballot.
From: Paul Patriot
Yes odds are very much in Romney's favor but the point being that the movement is something designed to go well beyond just 2012. Thus, all the recent stories about them taking over local, county and state GOP's.
I think the goal is to actually BECOME the Establishment GOP.
From: Mitt Lover
Ron's views on the budget are easily mainstream, but his other views are not now and unlikely to become that. The world is too small for that.
From: Paul Patriot
I agree the world is too small but that is the same reason people don't perpetually fight with their neighbors. At a certain point is becomes counter to your personal security to keep fighting with everyone around you, causing conflict and such. One would come to expect constant attempts at retaliation, or learn to cooperate with those of differing views, opinions and outlooks.
We as conservatives accept and understand that economic central planning doesn't work but still struggle with with fact that central international policy planning for the doesn't either.
From: Mitt Lover
We agree a lot more than we disagree. But this behemoth has been built up over decades, and it will take time to dismantle and redirect it.
END OF EMAIL: I felt great after this. 1. because hes very confident of himself and doesnt listen much. 2. this is light years ahead of where we were even a week ago. 3.He has TREMENDOUS influence upon people, being a professor and he operates one of the largest email lists ive ever seen by a single person, he constantly sends out political emails. so I feel that if I can bring him over it will in turn have an effect on countless others as well. . .
So I have been working on this idea lately, here's the gist.
I think the right is relatively aware, at least from talking point perspective that central economic planning does not work as well as individuals within the market place. correct? I think most conservatives/ right wingers would tend to operate under that assumption.
Now, if it is accepted that OUR domestic/ economic policy does not work as well with centralized planned as does an open and free market place. Why do they then immediately abandon that same notion, when it comes to international policy planning/ foreign policy?
We(USA) are obviously the current "central player" in international policy, we make or break nations by our discretion. We do not operate from an approach that we should let nations decide what is right for them and learn from them, but rather we dictate what they can and cannot do, we limit them by forcing upon them our limited view of what can and cannot work.
IMO it is not our govt's place from a domestic or international standpoint to tell individuals, states, other nations, etc of what is to be considered right or wrong through the application of regulations, sanctions, war, etc. But rather, support liberty and let the market decide, through the continuous, "up/down vote" as to if these ideas and actions are good, bad, or simply different.
This idea has yet to be really refined, and could definitely benefit from more precise articulation but that is where I'm at currently. I've been obsessed lately with creating an as near perfect "mission statement" or "testimony" that can be articulated in a clear and concise way that embodies the principles of Peace, Prosperity and Freedom.
I would love to hear yours, if you have them copied somewhere, post them!
If you haven't looked at it in a wile don't worry, i can look past any portion(s) that you are not currently pleased.
If want to fire one off right here, DO IT!
Im looking for ideas, and a better way to share this beautiful message!!!
If you have made it this far and are actually reading this line, THANK YOU! I'm kind of a rambler.
For Peace, Prosperity and Freedom
Alternate Delegate for State of Texas