Here is a link to the Republican’s “Pledge to America”. Although it’s not perfect and doesn’t go far enough, in my opinion, you read it and decide if you like it.
Final document link: http://pledge.gop.gov/
From the link above you can select the single page version, the 6-page introduction, or the 48-full document.
I believe in the CONSERVATIVE principles and values of the Republican Party as they are written, and not how they are currently practiced by today's RINO's. Smaller government, lower taxes, more personal responsibility, states' rights, free market capitalism, and less government intrusion in our lives!
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I am a voter who wants major change from the direction of increased size and scope of government under the Obama administration (and also the Bush administration–both administrations increased the size and power of the federal government).
But I’m not satisfied with the GOP’s pledge to America. Why?
I strongly support minimal government and fiscal conservatism, but I also I care very deeply about environmental issues–I think sustainability is the #1 challenge facing America right now. I also think sustainability and our economic woes go hand in hand. We are in the hole economically because we have been living unsustainably. The ballooning national debt is probably the biggest example of unsustainable living–it’s borrowing from future generations the same way polluting the environment is borrowing from future generations.
The GOP’s pledge to America does not even mention sustainability or the environment. I do not understand why the GOP and conservatives in American cannot band together with the goal of protecting the environment? Why let democrats and liberals “own” this issue?
I explained in a recent blog post Sustainability: Building a Consensus Between Liberals & Conservatives that I think that there are just as many (if not more) ways to approach sustainability from a conservative perspective.
Where does this leave me? Is there anyone I can vote for? I’m forced to support a fringe, third-party candidate who probably has next to no chance of winning. That’s why I’m trying to get the debate going among conservatives and liberals–liberals need to address the fiscal conservative issue, and conservatives need to make a commitment to sustainability. The two go hand in hand!