Why I Am a Republican
Conservative Values: Why I Am a Republican
My wife asked me to write a small explanation of why I am a Republican. Here's what I wrote. I hope you find it interesting...and challenging. I'd also like to know why YOU are a Republican or Democrat. If you are neither, pick the party you are leaning toward today. Let the Duel begin!
Why Am I a Republican?
The ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." -- President Ronald Reagan
- I believe in freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
- I do not believe in big government.
- I believe in the depravity of man and in the rule of law.
- I believe in the free market.
- I believe higher taxes are part of the democratic agenda and lead to a dependence upon a large government.
- I believe that lower taxes breed a stronger economy by keeping earned income in the hands of the worker.
- I believe social welfare programs do not help, but hurt individuals.
- I believe in the privatization of most if not all sectors of our economy.
- I believe government control of the healthcare industry will destroy the best healthcare in the world.
- I believe in individual responsibility and not dependence upon social welfare.
- I believe in the death penalty.
- I believe that a large standing army is the best deterrent to violence in the world today.
- I believe that the war in Afghanistan and Iraq are necessary wars to protect this nation and other nations of the world from flagrant terrorism.
- I believe that this world is a safer place without Saddam Hussein.
- I believe that men and women are different.
- I believe that marriage has always been and should always be between one man and one woman.
- I believe that homosexuality is lethal to any civilization.
- I believe in the sanctity of life, that life begins at the moment of conception and that abortion is among the greatest evils this world has ever seen.
- I do not support the United Nations as it stands today.
- I believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and so I am proud to announce that I am a Republican in 2008.
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