I know some outstanding, patriotic and intelligent people who are Republicans. Several of these people are my closest friends. I am an Independent that has swayed towards the Democratic Party because of the extremist who took over the Republican Party. I would like to request, maybe to even beg that individuals with common sense and intelligence take back the Republican Party. This is your party and you need to wrestle it back from the radicals that took it away from you.
The people I am talking about might be a little ashamed to admit that they belong to the Republican Party after the likes of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove, Limbaugh, Cantor, Coulter, O’Reilly, Palin, Chuck Norris and other radicals that hijacked your party. I for one don’t blame you for their actions no more than I blame the citizens of Afghanistan for the Taliban’s actions.
The core principals of the Republican Party have merit and should be a counter to the philosophies of the Democratic Party. I am not saying one is better than the other they both have a place in governing our country. Our society has progressed beyond the shoot-n-up cowboy days and the individuals that want to behave in this manner belong in jail. It is time that the Republican Party is taken back by moderates, that don’t listen or let people like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck or any other far right hacks discourage you. Between the three of the above mentioned individuals they don’t have enough college credits to earn an Associates degree. They are like cannibals; they will eat their own if you disagree with them. The majority of the Republican Party who has fallen silent will come to your rescue and help you rebuild a viable party; it is in their best interests as well as our nations.
Please take back your party and rebuild it with some moderates with common sense and intelligence instead of these far right radicals. You don’t need people who grandstand like Congressman Boehner who acted like a spoiled child and tossed a bundle of paper on the floor. People like Rush Limbaugh that hope Obama will fail and could care less that OUR country would also fail.
Chuck Norris a radical conservative wants to become the President of Texas? In a recent article stated he stated “Thousands of cell groups will be united around the country in solidarity over the concerns for our nation.” What, cell groups, that sounds like groups of terrorists to me!
In an article written by David Neiwert Wednesday Mar 11, 2009, http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/chuck-norris-and-glenn-beck-tout-ol- David states the following:
“Just to jog people's memories, the most recent organized effort to declare Texas an independent republic was the "Republic of Texas" outfit that built itself around Patriot conspiracy theories and engaged law enforcement in a week-long armed standoff:”
“The movement split into three factions in 1996, one led by McLaren, one by David Johnson and Jesse Enloe, and the third by Archie Lowe and Daniel Miller. In 1997, McLaren and his followers kidnapped Joe and Margaret Ann Rowe, held them hostage at the Fort Davis Resort, and demanded the release of two movement members in exchange for the Rowes. McLaren's wife, Evelyn, convinced him to surrender peacefully after a week-long standoff with police and Texas Rangers. The McLarens and four other Republic of Texas members were sent to prison. This effectively destroyed the McLaren faction, and the Johnson-Enloe faction was discredited after two of its members, Jack Abbot Grebe Jr. and Johnnie Wise, were convicted in 1998 of threatening to assassinate several government officials, including President Bill Clinton.”
When I hear the words kidnapped, held them hostage, threatening to assassinate I think of terrorist. These people claim that they are following the ideals of our founding fathers. I am sure if our founding fathers were alive today they would call these people terrorist, not patriots.