What the Republicans don’t get about Conservatism!

Why do we keep making commercials for Obama’s re election? Can’t you see that the democrats want us to nominate someone other than Newt? Does it even occur to you that they know they can beat us with a Ron Paul, or a Mitt Romney? Can’t you see that Newt Gingrich scares them to death? The democrats and the liberal media does this to us every time we get someone they know can give their candidate troubles. Remember John McCain?

But, it is Ron Paul that should scare YOU to death. He is an isolationist when it comes to his foreign policies. He wants to allow anyone who wants a nuclear weapon to have one. Now, we have an ally in Israel. One of our few. They are surrounded by Islamists who are rallying to destroy not only Israel, but also some want to destroy America too. So, we get Ron Paul as president, and he lets these enemies of us and our ally, to get Nukes……and they proceed to wipe Israel off the map. What would President Ron Paul do?

He would probably wag his finger at the Islamists and say ‘naughty naughty. We are going to have to place sanctions against you.’ They would then laugh and come after us with their nukes. Where would we be then.

Now, with the world the way it is today, YOU CANNOT TELL ME, that scenario would not take place. We need to stop getting silly and start thinking of the protection of us and our ally Israel. But that is not how the liberal left and even the hierarchy of the Republican party think. They do not want a conservative as the nominee. That scares them as badly as it does the liberal left. Something I don’t understand because you would think the Republicans would want to win….but taking the stance they do, they split the vote on our side, and the almost always leads to a loss. And we cannot afford to lose in this next election.

Jeb Bush, in the Wall Street Journal had an article that hits this right on the head, and is so right, that it blew me away that a standard bearer republican would say this. Here is what he says in his article titled:

Capitalism and the Right to Rise:


Congressman Paul Ryan recently coined a smart phrase to describe the core concept of economic freedom: “The right to rise.”

Think about it. We talk about the right to free speech, the right to bear arms, the right to assembly. The right to rise doesn’t seem like something we should have to protect.

But we do. We have to make it easier for people to do the things that allow them to rise. We have to let them compete. We need to let people fight for business. We need to let people take risks. We need to let people fail. We need to let people suffer the consequences of bad decisions. And we need to let people enjoy the fruits of good decisions, even good luck.

That is what economic freedom looks like. Freedom to succeed as well as to fail, freedom to do something or nothing. People understand this. Freedom of speech, for example, means that we put up with a lot of verbal and visual garbage in order to make sure that individuals have the right to say what needs to be said, even when it is inconvenient or unpopular. We forgive the sacrifices of free speech because we value its blessings.

But when it comes to economic freedom, we are less forgiving of the cycles of growth and loss, of trial and error, and of failure and success that are part of the realities of the marketplace and life itself.

Increasingly, we have let our elected officials abridge our own economic freedoms through the annual passage of thousands of laws and their associated regulations. We see human tragedy and we demand a regulation to prevent it. We see a criminal fraud and we demand more laws. We see an industry dying and we demand it be saved. Each time, we demand “Do something . . . anything.”

Do you people remember how often the liberal left has tried to tell us that the era of Reagan is over? This is an article that could have been written by Reagan.

If you watch the left when it comes to what Bush said here, you will see them coming apart at the seams, saying that Jeb Bush wants people to fail. He wants businesses to fail. He wants people to suffer. But I contend that Jeb Bush doesn’t want all that, but he knows what life is like and knows that failure is part of it. He goes on to write:

As Florida’s governor for eight years, I was asked to “do something” almost every day. Many times I resisted through vetoes but many times I succumbed. And I wasn’t alone. Mayors, county chairs, governors and presidents never think their laws will harm the free market. But cumulatively, they do, and we have now imperiled the right to rise.

Woe to the elected leader who fails to deliver a multipoint plan for economic success, driven by specific government action. “Trust in the dynamism of the market” is not a phrase in today’s political lexicon.

Have we lost faith in the free-market system of entrepreneurial capitalism? Are we no longer willing to place our trust in the creative chaos unleashed by millions of people pursuing their own best economic interests?

The right to rise does not require a libertarian utopia to exist. Rather, it requires fewer, simpler and more outcome-oriented rules. Rules for which an honest cost-benefit analysis is done before their imposition. Rules that sunset so they can be eliminated or adjusted as conditions change. Rules that have disputes resolved faster and less expensively through arbitration than litigation.

In Washington, D.C., rules are going in the opposite direction. They are exploding in reach and complexity. They are created under a cloud of uncertainty, and years after their passage nobody really knows how they will work.

We either can go down the road we are on, a road where the individual is allowed to succeed only so much before being punished with ruinous taxation, where commerce ignores government action at its own peril, and where the state decides how a massive share of the economy’s resources should be spent.

Or we can return to the road we once knew and which has served us well: a road where individuals acting freely and with little restraint are able to pursue fortune and prosperity as they see fit, a road where the government’s role is not to shape the marketplace but to help prepare its citizens to prosper from it.

In short, we must choose between the straight line promised by the statists and the jagged line of economic freedom. The straight line of gradual and controlled growth is what the statists promise but can never deliver. The jagged line offers no guarantees but has a powerful record of delivering the most prosperity and the most opportunity to the most people. We cannot possibly know in advance what freedom promises for 312 million individuals. But unless we are willing to explore the jagged line of freedom, we will be stuck with the straight line. And the straight line, it turns out, is a flat line.

Mr. Bush, a Republican, was governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007.

Jeb Bush was totally right on this, and it amazes me that he used the word “statists”, and not just once, but several times. Politicians of both parties usually avoid that word like the plague. Truthfully, I am glad that someone finally said it.

May God Bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country
God Bless America, Bless all Americans, and bless us to start using more common sense.


One thought on “What the Republicans don’t get about Conservatism!

  1. Thanks for posting this excerpt from Jeb Bush’s article. It was great! The “right to rise” is right. Maybe if capitalism was more understood that way it wouldn’t be under assault now. We conservatives have to do a better job of informing the masses that capitalism is about the right to rise. Yes!
    reply from Robert: Actually, it was the whole thing that I printed out…..but only with my own comments in the middle of it. I was really impressed when I read this. If only that kind of thinking prevailed in the Republican party.

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