This is an attempt to explain to one of your recent correspondents why people are Republicans.
To give the writer a clear understanding of what Republicans stand for, I am going to quote "An American's Creed" by Dean Alfange:
"I do not choose to be a common man, it is my right to be uncommon, if I can. I seek opportunity, not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and build, to fail and succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for dole. I prefer the challenges of life to guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence, nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master, nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid. To think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations; to face the whole world boldly and say, this I have done with my own hand. ... I am an American."
These are concepts that most liberals will never understand, but they are the concepts that made America the greatest nation on Earth, and the reason millions of people still will give up everything to come to America. Republicans are not against President Barack Obama; they are against what he would have America become -- a social welfare state, or worse.
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