Thursday, November 06, 2008

A banner of bold colors

Take a few minutes to read what Ronald Reagan said after the disastrous election of 1974. Based on this idea, Reagan won two terms, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. were elected, and Republicans took back the Congress for the first time in my life. When Congress and the President abandoned this principle, let spending run out of control, allowed government to expand beyond it's Constitutional bounds, bought into the Democrat idea that government is the solution rather than the problem, and nominated a man who embodies "pale pastels" it all fell apart. It's time to get back to the basics, put away the pastels, and repaint our banner with bold, primary colors.

The words of the great Ronald Reagan:

“Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?”

“A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.”

“I do not believe I have proposed anything that is contrary to what has been considered Republican principle. It is at the same time the very basis of conservatism. It is time to reassert that principle and raise it to full view. And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way.”

1 comment:

The Donald said...

Well, sure, just as long as it's not 'Reverend' Jesse's Rainbow Coalition...

One notes that RTB's blog references the silver lining that Billary won't be taking the oath of office in January.

Maybe another is that, dispite being also of the Chicago political cesspit, little is seemingly heard these days from Rhymin' Jesee.

Maybe BHO's election will inoculate our society from the hegemony that 'Revs' Jackson & Sharpton presumed to hold over the 'black' vote.

Now THAT would be a change we need.