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firstread.msnbc.msn.com — The "Resolution on Reagan's Unity Principle for Support of Candidates" outlines 10 conservative principles the group of signees wants potential candidates to abide by. The principles include support for:

(1) Smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama's "stimulus" bill
(2) Market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run healthcare;
(3) Market-based energy reforms by opposing cap and trade legislation;
(4) Workers' right to secret ballot by opposing card check
(5) Legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants;
(6) Victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges;
(7) Containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear weapons threat
(8) Retention of the Defense of Marriage Act;
(9) Protecting the lives of vulnerable persons by opposing health care rationing and denial of health care and government funding of abortion; and
(10) The right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership

"President Ronald Reagan believed, as a result, that someone who agreed with him 8 out of 10 times was his friend, not his opponent," the resolution states.

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Posted 2192 days ago
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its the end of the gop as a mainstream party, and i feel fine.
Posted 2192 days ago
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It is the end of the Democrats and I'm whistling a happy tune!
Posted 2192 days ago
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This will further alienate the majority of America, nothing should be set in stone. America is changing all the time and the party needs to reflect the change that is happening.
Posted 2192 days ago
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Good to see the unindicted criminal class that calls itself the Republican party so unyielding in its defense of the First Amendment and its protection of the freedoms of conscience, thought, and belief, regardless how unpopular those are with that anti-American sewer.

By contrast, the US is "A system of laws, and not of men" (John Adams. The US is based upon the rule of law, not upon a lawless "free market" in which criminal fraud is the norm.
Posted 2191 days ago
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It's what the party stands for. Better than being indecisive like the Democrats who have 60% majority and can't pass legislation.
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