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Posted in 2012 Presidential Race, Libertarians, Quote of the Week, Reagan Legacy, tagged conservatives, liberals, Libertarian Party, libertarians, Revolution, Ronald Reagan, Ronn Paul on February 13, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
This is for the liars and idiots, the morally challenged infiltrators of the conservative movement who move among us like snakes claiming “Ron Paul is not a Republican” because he espouses “libertarian” economics.
If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals–if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.
Now, I can’t say that I will agree with all the things that the present group who call themselves Libertarians in the sense of a party say, because I think that like in any political movement there are shades, and there are libertarians who are almost over at the point of wanting no government at all or anarchy. I believe there are legitimate government functions. There is a legitimate need in an orderly society for some government to maintain freedom or we will have tyranny by individuals. The strongest man on the block will run the neighborhood. We have government to insure that we don’t each one of us have to carry a club to defend ourselves. But again, I stand on my statement that I think that libertarianism and conservatism are traveling the same path.
~ Ronald Reagan
A Reason Interview
Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defence. As a former Air Force officer, he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country.”
~ Ronald Reagan
That nomination, that year, though unsuccessful, launched two Republican Institutions.
The first was “Mainstream Republicans of Washington” the brainchild of the [Slade] Gorton/[Dan] Evans/[Ralph] Munro/[Joel] Pritchard (and later [Sam] Reed/[Luke] Esser/[Rob] McKenna) wing of the Washington State Party whose mission was to turn back the tide of conservatism that so offended them in that ’64 Goldwater candidacy. They’re still doing it.
The second, a then-recent Democrat convert, became an American treasure over the next sixteen years. He was launched into national prominence by the following speech. If he were at a “Tea Party” today the content wouldn’t be much different. The principles he stood for were the foundation of our freedom. They still are. (more…)
I have fleeting impressions of Helms who was engaged in the heaviest political battles at a time when I was engaged in basic political growth and development.
I remember he was the target of left-wing hate speech and scurrilous distortions (from both Parties) for being on point in the fight against the destruction of American Liberty and Culture. (more…)
In Part Two we saw how Fred Thompson was the last man that could have pulled the old Reagan Coalition back together without re-building, without major surgery, without re-engineering the Party, without a brokered National Convention. I reported that he is the candidate the Clintons least wanted to face (by their own estimation, not mine). We noted that he even got the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee. But I also made the outlandish claim that they destroyed his 2008 Presidential candidacy.
Part Three (more…)
Written by Doug Parris March 18, 2007
Jack Metcalf walked right out of the old West into Washington State Politics. Boots and all. His chiseled good looks could have filled the role of one of the guns on “Wagon Train” or a figure in a Clint Eastwood film. But Jack was no actor. He was the real deal. And he was a real conservative.
Hewn from the land in the far West
The Metcalf homestead was built from logs Jack and his father cut from trees felled on Metcalf land. After the army, but before he went to college, Jack was a U.S. Marshall in the Alaska territory twelve years before it became a state. (more…)
Dear Friends of Life,
Kathy McEntee, founder and president, March for Life of Washington, died this afternoon (Jan.12) around 3 PM. After suffering a massive stroke, she never regained consciousness. They removed life support after tests showed all brain activity had ceased.
Please remember her and her husband, Dick, their children, grandchildren, and extended family in your prayers.
Please also pray that her efforts for the cause of life will continue, and hopefully soon they will achieve the success for which Kathy and so many others like her, have strived for years to achieve, with little support, often facing ridicule and hardship for their efforts. But she, no doubt, would say that it was worth it, for the cause of God’s little ones.
I believe she received quite a welcome home today:
“Well done, good and faithful servant!”
Rest in peace, Kathy. You’ve earned it, dear!
From Ronald Reagan:
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Politics Jaded. Prayer Works. Who Knew?
It started Sunday, November 4th. Fred Thompson, the man whom many conservatives hoped would be “the next Ronald Reagan”, committed the un-Reaganesque thumbing of nose at the pro-life plank of the Republican Party platform. It happened on “Meet the Press”. Tim Russert, his persistent interviewer, read the entire plank aloud, and asked for Thompson’s position on it. He opposed it. It was a serious blow to many of his pro-life supporters.
Committed pro-lifers who are fairly new to the 30 year debate over how best to strategically end legalized abortion, might consider his mere opposition to supporting a Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution acceptable, especially in light of his support for overturning Roe vs. Wade. If one considered it long enough, one would realize that his position, supporting the overturning of Roe, and then leaving it to the states, would have allowed slavery to continue in some states.
But it gets worse. When pressed, Thompson said, that although he believes that life begins at conception, and that abortion is the taking of a human life, he doesn’t believe it ought to be “criminalized” (read: made illegal).
The blow set off…. (more…)
First we had Giuliani and his Washington state supporters aping Reagan with this line — “My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy“ – a line falsely attributed to Reagan. Now we have Romney claiming that his change of heart on abortion is similar to Reagan’s. Romney says his position is, ”exactly what Ronald Reagan did. As governor, he was adamantly pro-choice. He became pro-life as he experienced life.” Washington state republicans took up the same line in favor of Romney at the Evergreen Leadership Conference earlier this year and continue to try and sell it to us to this day as Garry Pagon says in this post – ”Ronald Reagan signed the most liberal abortion law in the nation when he was governor of California, and only later changed his mind to become a champion for the right to life as President. If we cannot rally and welcome new converts to the cause, we will never have the political strength we need to change the law.”
Like the Giuliani 80/20 line, this revisionist history defies reality and takes advantage of the electorate’s short memory or ignorance of the public abortion debate pre Roe v. Wade. (more…)
Source: LA Times
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum announced Wednesday
that it would hold its first ever Republican presidential debate this
spring. The debate is scheduled for May 3 and will be televised live on MSNBC and
webcast on a new site, politico.com, where questions can be submitted
to the candidates. Nancy Reagan has invited nearly a dozen possible
So it looks like the presidential election season is upon us, whether we’re ready or not.
More information about the debate can be found at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library’s website. LOTP has one concern about this announcement. According to the report, “Mrs. Reagan will invite the major GOP Presidential candidates to the Reagan Library for a presidential debate on May 3, 2007.” What is meant by “major” GOP Presidential candidates? What is “nearly a dozen” and does it include all of the candidates? Why not invite all of the GOP Presidential candidates?