Ever since “Pete” posted a positive comment, here, on the recent Doris Grupa article extolling the life of Ted Kennedy, the late “Liberal Lyin’ in the Senate,” Doris has been calling me about every five minutes with another reason I should carry her column on a regular basis.
I have replied, pointing out to her that she never finished her report on John McCain’s wind-powered car, but she just ignores me and keeps talking. (She really has a lot in common with Ruth Gibbs.)
Never mind that I have never, ONCE, been offered an opportunity to post on the Midstream Republican site. Never mind that she has attacked me, personally. She feels she should have access to the conservatives who read, here. So, I submit, below, a list (not even a complete list) of Doris Grupa articles the Reagan Wing has published over the years, in the interest of open discussion, even though she represents the opinions we think are killing the GOP.
Following the list is the statement of Principles of the Midstream Republicans of Washington, taken directly from their site.
- February 21, 2009 Florida Abortuary Owner is Misunderstood.
- August 30, 2008 Snohomish County GOP Apologizes for Sexual Crackers
- August 27, 2008 John McCain’s Indispensible Torture
- August 27, 2008 Forget God and Family: COUNTRY FIRST!
- August 7, 2008 John McCain’s Wind-Powered Car: Part Two
- August 5, 2008 John McCain Introduces Wind-Powered Car
- September 2, 2006 Press Hypocrisy in the McGavick driving incident!
- August 29, 2006 Mike! McGavick faked his DUI
- August 6, 2006 Why we have the Duck Symbol
- July 17, 2006 Who is Doug Parris? A story of Torture and Extortion
Statement Of Midstream Republican Principles
We value fundamental Republican Principles – Government should be fiscally responsible, limited by campaign promises, and run by us.
We value the American family – As long as it remains undefined, the family is the appropriate institution to teach the values of our society: conflicts resolution, environmentalism and global citizenship. The state should regulate these to be our values to the limit of its authority.
We value personal responsibility – All Republicans are responsible to vote for the Republican Nominee, as determined by a secret vote of the State Executive Board, no matter what the candidate’s philosophy or voting record. That is what makes a Unified Party and a Strong Society.
We value life and seek to protect it – As long as it is our own.
We value religion – Religion is a matter of personal conscience and we should continue the constitutional separation of church and state. The State should run the economy, control land, define knowledge, regulate education, jobs, professions, interstate commerce, racial quotas, manufacturing, housing, communication and transportation. The Church can meet once a week, subject to zoning regulations, to think about the Supreme Being.
We value ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity in our society – Maintaining diversity is a necessary and unique characteristic of America. The State must regulate a sensitive balance of race, gender and sexual orientation through affirmative practices.
We value equal access for all to economic opportunity and due process of law – These perpetuate the United States as a land of opportunity and freedom. If you don’t have money the State must give you some. And clean needles, too.
We value equal rights for all citizens – Our full potential cannot be realized until these are a reality; one should be judged only by one’s own ability and accomplishments, never one’s behavior. That’s discrimination.
We value public education – Publicly-funded public education is a fundamental obligation of our society; it provides the “civilizing” glue that bonds together the large diverse segments of our society without religious influence and the collectivist attitudes necessary to realize its opportunities. This is how the State controls the ideology of its citizens.
We value quality of life– Protection of our environment, our recreational opportunities, and our safety are essential to the total control of the populace.
We value participation in the political process – Involvement of an informed populace in consensus building is essential if we are to approximate the outcome of elections. We oppose the attempt by private citizens to intrude or monitor government-run elections. We should not attempt to legislate a definition of citizens or qualifications to vote.
We value the free enterprise system– Concentrated government involvement in our economic system will maximize both the common good and individual opportunity.