It seems that the climate in politics is such that the Libs and the GOP are going to have to either patch up some serious holes in their platforms or they are going to start falling through the gaping spaces left by the rotting planks.
I think, as a conservative, that there is a time and a place for change. The right kind of change, so I am thinking that we need to redefine ourselves.
There are so many parties out there; the Dems, the GOP, the Libertarians, the Green party.
I think that as conservatives we seem more and more to be defined as the "Mean Party".
We are mean because we want people in business to compete to better their companies and provide us with better services and products. We believe that lowering the bar and evening out the playing field with Government handouts is bad for the country.
We are mean because we want children to go to school to learn to read, write and get a good foundation in math. We think they can learn about getting along, relationships, and how to treat the Earth from their parents.
We are mean because we think parents should be responsible for raising their own kids.
We are mean because we don't think that the Earth is going to roll over and die sometime in the next few years, and we actually put people and their welfare ahead of concerns like Polar Bears and mice.
We are mean because we don't think that it's empowering to kill your young.
We are mean because we think that Marriage is something that occurs between a man and a woman.
We are mean because we believe that our country is stronger because people came here, assimilated, and worked hard to make THEIR country better.
We are mean because we don't think that the government should pay for free healthcare, daycare, your house, your car, your computer, your.... well, you fill in the blanks.
We are mean because we believe that Character matters, that God cares how we behave, that there is evil, that there is objective Truth....
And we are mean because we believe that this country was founded on principles that came directly from God Himself, who is LOVE.
The meanest thing you can do is to leave people to their ignorance and in the care of their Government. Ask the French. Instructing the ignorant is a work of Mercy.
The most loving thing you can do is to share the Truth, and sometimes the truth hurts, and sometimes it seems mean. But the party that comes forward and tells the Truth, will be, in reality, the one that brings the country back to her foundation.