,Vice Presidential Nominee,America's Party"The principal arguments in support of independence may be comprehended under the four following heads.1st, The natural right of the continent to independence.2d, Her interest in being independent.3d, The necessity,- and4th, The moral advantages arising therefrom.…"IV. But what weigh most with all men of serious reflection are, the moral advantages arising from independence: war and desolation have become the trade of the old world; and America neither could nor can be under the government of Britain without becoming a sharer of her guilt, and a partner in all the dismal commerce of death."
--Thomas Paine, The Crisis, 1777
The principal arguments in support of conservatives’ independence from the Republican Party may be comprehended under the four following heads.
1st, The natural right of conservatives to political independence.
2d, Our interest in being independent from the Republican Party.
3d, The necessity,- and
4th, The moral advantages arising therefrom.
But what weigh most with all men of serious reflection are, the moral advantages arising from independence: War against unborn humanity and desolation of the traditional family have become the trade of the Grand Old Party. (If any man be in doubt of this fact, he need only look to the record and even the stated positions of the man whom the party is working so hard to nominate: Mitt Romney supports the destruction of the traditional family, in favor of the radical homosexual agenda. And he denies that the right to life of the unborn is unalienable and unconditional, proclaiming instead that it is an issue for the states to decide. If the states are the proper arbiters of this matter, then the right to life is neither unalienable nor unconditional--it is utterly conditioned on the will of the state, and completely severable at the whim of the people!) Conservatives neither could nor can be under the leadership and influence of Romney Republicanism without becoming a sharer of that party’s guilt, and a partner in all the dismal commerce of death.
,Vice Presidential Nominee,America's Party"Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision." --Psalm 2:1-4
The pitiful attempts at political calculation by those who sacrifice principle at the altar of perceived electability are a joke to the One Who controls our nation. But He has His Own sense of humor: He is using their own efforts against them, and allowing them to nominate a candidate for president who is utterly unelectable. To think that Mitt Romney can defeat Barack Obama is to "imagine a vain thing." We cannot defeat liberal Democrats with liberal Republicans. It simply does not work. America's only hope is to stand with God, vote His principles, and let Him
deal with Obama--and Romney.
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"If man is not governed by God, he will be ruled by tyrants." -- William Penn
Whenever a Republican expresses his displeasure with Mitt Romney, and acknowledges that Romney is a liberal who does not represent the conservative base of the Republican Party, but then goes on to argue that we must vote for him anyway, then what has he admitted but that compromised conservatives are under the tyrannical power of a dictatorial GOP? After all, what is tyranny if not an external compulsion to lend our consent and aid to those who oppose our most cherished beliefs?
And what has led us under the heel of this tyrant-party? It has been our willingness to compromise our principles, our failure to remember that our efforts and our nation cannot be blessed but by adherence to the Laws of the Great Disposer of Nations, and our refusal to abide by His unwavering standards as they apply to our political decisions. We have broken free of the dictates of conscience, only to find ourselves in subjection to the edicts of the Republican Party. “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey?” But by the grace of God, the choice of masters lies yet before us. It is not too late to reject the tyrants, and determine to vote for principle. The decision is still ours: "If man is not governed by God, he will be ruled by tyrants."
Vice Presidential Nominee,America's Party"By perseverance and fortitude we have the prospect of a glorious issue; by cowardice and submission, the sad choice of a variety of evils...."--Thomas Paine, The Crisis, December 23, 1776
The impending Republican nomination of the most successfully liberal governor in American history provides true moral, Constitutional conservatives the best chance we are likely to have to wrestle from off our necks the boot of a tyrannical two-party system. If the nomination of Romney will not convince us of the complete moral and Constitutional compromise of the Republican Party, then we must either be the sheep that the GOP takes us for, or else we are in league with the wolf. Now is the time to help the Republican Party to their rightful place in the graveyard of history, to lay forgotten alongside their compromised predecessors, the Whigs, as we work together to raise up new vehicles of principled statesmanship. "By perseverance and fortitude we have the prospect of a glorious issue; by cowardice and submission, the sad choice of a variety of evils...."
"But where says some is the King of America? I'll tell you Friend, he reigns above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the Royal Brute of Britain. Yet that we may not appear to be defective even in earthly honors, let a day be solemnly set apart for proclaiming the charter; let it be brought forth placed on the divine law, the word of God; let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve as monarchy, that in America THE LAW IS KING. For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there ought to be no other. But lest any ill use should afterwards arise, let the crown at the conclusion of the ceremony be demolished, and scattered among the people whose right it is."
--Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776
,Vice Presidential Nominee,America's PartyThe Republican Party of Romney is to moral, Constitutional conservatism in 2012 what England was to American liberty in 1776."It is repugnant to reason, to the universal order of things to all examples from former ages, to suppose, that this continent can longer remain subject to any external power. The most sanguine in Britain does not think so. The utmost stretch of human wisdom cannot, at this time, compass a plan short of separation, which can promise the continent even a year's security. Reconciliation is now a falacious dream. Nature hath deserted the connexion, and Art cannot supply her place. For, as Milton wisely expresses, 'never can true reconcilement grow where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep.'"--Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776Paine's words need but little amendment to be applied to today's GOP, and a little more to draw out the application.
It is repugnant to reason, to the universal order of things to all examples from former ages, to suppose, that conservatives can longer remain subject to the Republican Party.... The utmost stretch of human wisdom cannot, at this time, compass a plan short of separation, which can promise conservatives even a year free from complete compromise. With the impending choice of Romney as the Republican nominee, reconciliation is now
a falacious dream. Common sense hath deserted the connection, and mere excuses cannot supply its place. For, as Milton wisely expresses, "never can true reconcilement grow where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep." Never can conservatives find a place in a party that would nominate one who so completely opposes conservative principles.
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What Thomas Paine said of those who favored reconciliation with England in 1776, is now true of those who espouse loyalty to a Republican Party that gives us the most successful liberal governor in our nation's history as a presidential nominee:"Though I would carefully avoid giving unnecessary offence, yet I am inclined to believe, that all those who espouse the doctrine of reconciliation, may be included within the following descriptions. Interested men, who are not to be trusted, weak men who CANNOT see, prejudiced men who will not see, and a certain set of moderate men who think better of the European world than it deserves; and this last class, by an ill-judged deliberation, will be the cause of more calamities to this Continent than all the other three."--Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776
Though I would carefully avoid giving unnecessary offense, yet I am inclined to believe, that all those who say we must support Mitt Romney, as the Republican nominee for president, may be included within the following descriptions. Establishment Republican hacks, who are not to be trusted, weak men who CANNOT see for themselves but blindly follow the urging of the former, prejudiced men who will not see beyond the Republican Party label, and a certain set of quasi-principled but misinformed men who think better of the Republican Party than it deserves; and this last class, by an ill-judged deliberation, will be the cause of more calamities to this Nation than all the other three.
"Every word employed in the Constitution is to be expounded in its plain, obvious, and common sense, unless the context furnishes some ground to control, qualify, or enlarge it. Constitutions are not designed for metaphysical or logical subtleties, for niceties of expression, for critical propriety, for elaborate shades of meaning, or for the exercise of philosophical acuteness or judicial research. They are instruments of a practical nature, rounded on the common business of human life, adapted to common wants, designed for common use, and fitted for common understandings. The people make them, the people adopt them, the people must be supposed to read them, with the help of common-sense, and cannot be presumed to admit in them any recondite meaning or any extraordinary gloss."
-- Joseph Story, Constitution (5th ed.) 345, SS 451.