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Eleven GOP Principles

In 1994 Newt Gingrich led the Republicans in A Contract For America which led to a GOP take over of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years and Mr. Newt to the Speakership. Now the former Speaker is featuring 11 Principles for America by Republican Party Chairman, Reince Priebus.
Those Principles follow:

1. Our Constitution should be preserved, valued and honored. (Remember when most simply believed this. Hopefully they still do).
2. We need to grow America’s economy rather than Washington’s.
3. We need a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. Our candidate for the 4th District in the House of Representatives for CO, Ken Buck, believes this.
4. We need real Healthcare reform that puts patients and their doctors in charge rather than Washington bureaucrats.
5. Our veterans have earned the right to good healthcare rather than months and years of waiting to see a doctor.
6. To keep America safe and strong we need to rebuild our military, our economy, and to be energy independent behind strong borders.
7. Every child should have an equal opportunity to a great education under local control.
8. The best anti-poverty program is a strong family and a good job. Washington is not helping with either–and, in fact, is a hindrance.
9. Our nation should honor the traditions of family, life, liberty, religious freedom and hard work.
10. America should be energy independent through domestic energy which will provide good jobs here. Keystone anyone?
11. We need an immigration system that secures our borders, upholds the law, and boosts the economy.

William Kristol of The Weekly Standard notes that under Obama decline was a choice.   This makes the conservative task in implementing these principles daunting.   But it is also exciting.   To paraphrase Tocqueville:   New thinking and new policies will be needed for a world altogether new.  This calls for leadership like that of Ronald Reagan in the 1980’s and Newt Gingrich in the 1990’s.

Barack Obama has become a boring figure with tedious speeches, ineffectual policies and his worldview is largely discredited.   That does not mean he should be ignored.  For the next month Republican candidates will and should tie their Democrat opponents to Obama’s failures.   But that is not enough to effectively govern.   The Eleven Priebus Principles noted by Newt Gingrich are a good start and a positive alternative to the Obama/Democrat dangerous nonsense.

During the depths of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln turned to humor to keep his balance.    This is Scriptural as Proverbs 17:22 states:  “A merry heart is good medicine.”   And Lincoln  once said after an especially discouraging day before he found his General in U.S. Grant, “This too will pass.”  The Obama Administration will too mercifully pass on January 20, 2017.   Let that begin on November 4, 2014 with a Republican Senate and a strengthened House of Representatives.  Let the rebuilding begin after the years that the locusts have eaten.