Tuesday, January 19, 2010


In a sea of misleading information and a country that has seemed to have lost its compass, I sometimes think we are living in a chapter from 1984 by George Orwell. And then I come across something that gives me hope that there are still intelligent minds in our midst who are fit to lead our country out of the darkness. I found such a moment today while reading and article by Michael S. Rulle Jr. at Big Government.com I share it with you so you can also experience a little glimmer of sanity in an otherwise insane world. The policies below come from a 20 page policy pamphlet written by Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter who is part of the Republican Policy Committee. Thumbs up to Mr. McCotter and the Republican Policy Committee for re-affirming what our country stands for and what the Republican Party is preparing to defend. Read below:

by Michael S. Rulle Jr.
Just what do Republicans stand for?


The Republican Policy Committee has attempted to answer that question. The Committee is chaired by Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter and consists of the ranking members of the five congressional committee chairs and other key members of the Republican caucus. In a clearly written 20 page pamphlet authored by McCotter, the Republicans list five foundational principles and derive from these principles policies which the Republican Party affirmatively supports. These principles, which I see as reminiscent of the stated and implied principles in the Declaration of Independence, are coherent, un-cynical, and necessary. They are:

1. Our liberty is from God not government. (“all men…. are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights”);

2) Our Sovereignty is in our souls not soil. (“…to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”);

3) Our security is in strength not surrender. (The Declaration itself was a document asserting the Colonies right to use its military might in support of its principles);

4) Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector. (“that {among these} unalienable rights are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”); and

5) Our truths are self evident not relative. (“….we hold these truths to be self evident”).

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