“I’m not a Republican because I grew up rich. I’m a Republican because I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life poor, waiting for the government to rescue me” quoted by Mike Huckabeee. Now I am not holding or carrying a sign with Huckabee’s name on it, but just like anyone else…. he has made some bad statements as well as some good ones. I would like to throw the opening statement in the pile with the good ones. He surely has dropped the ball on color during an intereview via a very racial Obama comment. Nonetheless, my own race makes rude comments about one another everyday and Im able to still FIND and SEE the good in them as well so go figure!
“I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man’s political hopes and the ark of his safety. “Fredrick Douglas
1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
3. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
4. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
5. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
6. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
7. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
8. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
9. You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
10 You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.”
“Critics of modern-day black Republicans tend to regard the likes of Powell, Rice, Steele, Thomas and even me as being out of step with black thinking. Yet when viewed in the light of the historic values and aspirations of black Americans, being black and Republican makes perfect sense. Ours is the party that believes in the individual — individual rights, equal opportunity, private enterprise.We are the party that long has championed ground-breaking public education reforms such as vouchers and charter schools, which are especially well-suited to at-risk children in our nation’s most troubled schools. And we are the party that stands up for the unborn, including the countless black babies snuffed out by the scourge of abortion every year.
These are values that square well with the core sentiments of the black community. What really stands between so many black Americans and the Republican Party is the smoke and mirrors of a seductive big government that promises the world but delivers only more empty promises.” Ed Jones
“I reject the concept of dividing Americans into victimized groups and pandering to them. Besides, the Democrats are masters of insulting the intelligence of Americans by playing the old and tattered victim, race, and class envy cards. The GOP does not need to go down the same shameful, disgusting road.
Admittedly, there are issues which are devastating the black community: high numbers of out-of-wedlock births, epidemic school dropout rates, and 50% of black babies aborted. But these problems should not be dealt with from the standard Democrat “white folks don’t care” or “it’s whitey’s fault” or “let’s throw more money at it” point of view. The mess in the black community is proof of the utter failure of Democrat-enforced liberalism and not holding people accountable. ” Llyod Marcus
“Americans chose a free enterprise system designed to provide a quality of opportunity, not compel a quality of results. And that is why this is only place in the world where you can open up a business in the spare bedroom of your home.
That is why this is the only place in the world where a company that started as an idea drawn out on the back of a cocktail napkin can one day be publicly traded on Wall Street. That’s why this is the only country in the world where today’s employee is tomorrow’s employer. And yet, there are still people in American politics who, for some reason, cling to this belief that America is better off adopting the economic policies of nations whose people who immigrate here from there.”~Marco Rubio
“The Democrats say that the United States has had its days in the sun, that our nation has passed its zenith. They expect you to tell your children that the American people no longer have the will to cope with their problems, that the future will be one of sacrifice and few opportunities. My fellow citizens, I utterly reject that view.” — Ronald Reagan
*****Like I have always stated….shared….written about…spoke about – It is NOT more so about the political party that you are apart of or affiliated with…… it is more so about the individual that you are supporting when you pull the LEVER! I am a Republican who sometimes gets “semi – obsessed” with former president Bill Clinton. Why?, because I am looking at the man and his viewpoints / stances etc for life overall and living here in America not because he is apart of the Democratic Part.
Let’s just face it – say it and get it out in the open.. Republicans spend TOO little and Democrats spend TOO much!
“If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual (gay) sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery, … You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does.”Rick Santorum ( he is a little off kilter “now days” ) but love his values
Research shows children living with their married biological parents are less likely to abuse alcohol and drugs more likely to achieve college degrees get better jobs and have happy marriages. Why ignore facts? Also, this is NOT to say that children who grow up in a 2 parent household will keep them from buying, doing, selling narcotics, won’t finish high school, become a pregnant teenager and any other negative thing that can sometimes happen during their growing tween and teen childhood years. Nonetheless, the liberal view has no right or wrong only tolerance or intolerance diversity or narrow minded.They believe traditional morality and virtue are unfair in parenting one’s own children. Liberals believe in no fault freedom only achieved by eliminating the family or rendering meaningless.”