Are you a Reagan Republican? I am.

February 18, 2013 11:16 AM ~  
I grew up in the 80's. Ronald Reagan was my hero. I loved the speeches he gave about freedom, liberty, and the American way. I wish he would have governed the way he spoke, but to his credit he did have a Democrat congress to contend with so he couldn't just enact anything he wanted to.

I've been a Republican all my life, but I have grown over time. At first, I was a Republican because I thought they believed in freedom, like Ronald Reagan. I didn't question anything Republicans said; if a Republican said it, it was true, and I supported it. I have gotten a little bit older and wiser since then. Now I am still a Republican, and I still believe in the words of Reagan when it comes to Freedom and Liberty, but I don't trust most Republican politicians or party insiders. The reason is, they govern in the opposite direction of the actual Republican platform.

Let me illustrate this. I believe Ronald Reagan got it absolutely right when he said this:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM6bb8oa9ow]

Now I know there are a lot of problems in the world, and it is not possible to reach a "utopia" in society where there are no problems. Even still, the question is: how do you solve the problems? And my answer, like Reagan's, is through personal responsibility, liberty, and self-government. What are some of the problems I'm talking about?

Poverty - what should we do about the poor and hungry?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM6bb8oa9ow]

Home Ownership - what should we do to encourage home ownership?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM6bb8oa9ow]

School shootings - what should we do to protect our children?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM6bb8oa9ow]

Education - what should we do to improve our kids' education?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM6bb8oa9ow]

Drugs - what should we do to stop drug use?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM6bb8oa9ow]

Gay Marriage - what should we do to protect the sanctity of marriage?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM6bb8oa9ow]

 

So you see, I'm a Reagan Republican. I believe we should eliminate the government from every area of society. Most people would say that makes me an extremist. Oh well. I just take the principles of liberty and apply a little bit of logical consistency to them.

Now, to be realistic, I know that you can't just flip a switch and turn the government off. That would lead to chaos. I instead support an organized progression to anarchy, to a society that respects God, The Law, and Individual Liberty to their full logical conclusions. I'm a Reagan Republican because I want to work in the direction of freedom, even though most of my party and all of the Democratic party are pulling in the opposite direction.