Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Champion of Liberty
I attended the Legislative District 18 Republican meeting this evening to listen to their guest speaker on gun rights, Alan Korwin. He slipped in that he is a libertarian in a very discreet way and I'm not sure how many picked up on it, but I have to say I was overall impressed with the meeting. Granted this is a very conservative district, but I left somewhat troubled. I'm fed up with the Republican party, I have been for a while now. I traded them for Independent registration status and with a completely clear conscience voted for the man I felt best suited for the job as president; Alan Keyes, via write in.
I am so tired of voting for the so called "lesser of two evils". Whatever happened to voting for the candidate you felt would do what's right for the country? That said, I came away from this meeting thoroughly impressed with Senator in the AZ state legislature, Russell Pearce. He's taking heat for his part on the State Appropriations committee, because he is proposing State program cuts. He stated that he is firmly opposed to raising taxes and the only way to balance the budget is to start cutting programs. THANK YOU!!!! Finally someone gets it. There is not endless money and he's doing the unpopular thing by decreasing government spending and he's taking a lot of flak for it. He addressed taking the heat by saying that he represents the voters and if next go around the voters don't like what he's done, then vote him out and he'll be able to spend more time with his wife.
So a great meeting, but it has resurfaced the question for me. Is the Republican party salvageable? Could the true Conservatives push out the Liberal Republicans like McCain and return the Republican party to its better days, the days of Reagan and Goldwater? Or is the only solution to let the liberal Republicans have it and create a new Conservative party?