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!! 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.