GOP's 11 Principles blah blah blah

Here are the Republican Party's Principles for American Renewal

Principle: truth, proposition, concept, idea, theory, assumption, fundamental, essential, ground rule. Hmm, we shall see.

  • Constitution: Our Constitution should be preserved, valued and honored.

    • How uniquely Republican.

  • Economy: We need to start growing America’s economy instead of Washington’s economy so that working Americans see better wages and more opportunity.

    • Is this a pull quote from an Obama stump speech?

  • Budget/Debt: We need to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, make government more efficient, and leave the next generation with opportunity, not debt.

    • Better. I like the BBA but what do you propose will make government more efficient?

  • Healthcare: We need to start over with real healthcare reform that puts patients and their doctors in charge, not unelected bureaucrats in Washington.

    • This is a platitude not a principle. What do you mean?

  • Veterans: Our veterans have earned our respect and gratitude, and no veteran should have to wait in line for months or years just to see a doctor.

    • Who is arguing that veterans should have to wait? How is this a GOP Principle?

  • Security: Keeping America safe and strong requires a strong military, growing the economy, energy independence, and secure borders.

    • Isn't each of these their own principle? How? Why?

  • Education: Every child should have an equal opportunity to get a great education; no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing school.

    • Choice is good but does it fix why we are failing?

  • Poverty: The best anti-poverty program is a strong family and a good job, so our focus should be on getting people out of poverty by lifting up all people and helping them find work.

    • What is a strong family? Big? Close? Wealthy? Can't you be poor and have 2 of 3? Don't life us up - Get out of our way & Don't run us down in the first place.

  • Values: Our country should value the traditions of family, life, religious liberty, and hard work.

    • YES!! Family - unless you are gay then not so much.

    • Yes!! Life

    • Yes!! Religious Liberty - to express and to choose

    • Yes!! Hard work - a tad vague but alright I'm with you.

  • Energy: We should make America energy independent by encouraging investment in domestic energy, lowering prices, and creating jobs at home.

    • The government doesn't raise and lower prices except via tax, tariff or regulation. So will you be getting rid of those not there to insure public safety?

  • Immigration: We need an immigration system that secures our borders, upholds the law, and boosts our economy.

    • hockingly...last. Before we develop a new system we must recognize our old mistakes of open borders and slack enforcement. We do that not with amnesty but with a simple path to citizenship for those that arrived when we were failing to enforce our own laws., that are not felons, that own property, that have jobs, that have a college degree or are serving in our military.

    • Stop blaming the immigrants for wanting to be Americans. Blame the Americans for not protecting the sanctity of our nation.