Frank Words of Advice for the GOP
Published By: All Right Magazine on May 12, 2009
By ROBERT STARK
As an independent who was a strong supporter of GOP Congressman Ron Paul, who could not get myself to vote for either McCain or Obama, I would like to give the Republican Party a piece of my mind.
With former Republican Senator Arlen Spector switching political parties to the Democrats, there has been a lot of debate within the GOP about whether the party needs to become more moderate to remain viable and attract independents. Conservative ideologues will go on about how the part needs to return to conservative principles, and call anyone who disagrees with the party line a RINO (Republican in Name Only).
I am getting really sick and tired about hearing these GOP pundits go back and forth about being moderate versus conservative. Conservative icons such as Newt Gingrich and even the Messiah Ronald Reagan, as well as the so- called RINO’s like Specter supported a lot of the same policies that are destroying our Nation. Ronald Reagan was the only president to ever grant an amnesty, which both Bush and now Obama continue to push. Newt Gingrich was the architect of NAFTA, signed by President Clinton, which decimated our nation’s industrial base, as well as encouraging illegal immigration by harming Mexico’s agricultural industry. Now being promoted as the savior of the conservative movement and possibly the GOP candidate for 2012, Gingrich spoke at the recent AIPAC convention, a Lobby that puts the interest of a foreign nation over America’s.
The GOP controlled both the White House and the Congress for eight years, and look where it got us. Two Wars in the Middle East, a massive budget deficit, a massive trade deficit with China, unsecured borders, and millions of more illegal immigrants. Many of these same conservative pundits defended the Bush administration’s reckless spending, and disregard for constitutional liberty, state’s rights, and American sovereignty only because he was a Republican. Both GOP moderates and conservatives in the House supported these policies as well. The GOP must also return to its conservationist roots.
I am no fan of President Obama or the Democratic Congress either. The GOP has one last chance to get its act together or go the way of the Whigs and see a one party nation. I suggest listening to advice of Congressman Ron Paul, one of the few Republicans to put his Nation’s interest over his party’s and reading Pat Buchanan’s book Where The Right Went Wrong. The Party and movement must stand up for the Constitution, fiscal responsibility, our national sovereignty, state’s rights, stop the bailouts of Wall Street, support conservationism, and most importantly put America First.
ROBERT STARK is an artist and host of a political talk show called 15 Minutes of Freedom on www.myfbn.com. He is a strong defender of the Constitution and National Sovereignty and rejects Partisan Politics and Political Correctness. His articles can also be found at the L.A. Examiner.