Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Can a Democrat run for office as a Conservative?

Well, we’re halfway through the second week of early voting and we are really representing the Republican Party here in Milam County quite well. As of today voters have chosen the Republican Primary almost 39% of the time out of the total primary voting. Considering that historically Milam County Republicans have made up 13% of the primary vote, being at 39% is outstanding.

I guess that must be large parts of the reason so many of the Democrat Candidates here in Milam County are running claiming to be “True Conservatives.” Well, as someone who has been a conservative his whole life, I can tell you there is NO WAY you can be a conservative and truly run for office as a Democrat.

Just to clarify it for you, if you are running for office as a Democrat and you truly think you are a conservative then you are selling out your personal values and beliefs. A “True Conservative” could run as a Libertarian or an Independent, but not a Democrat.

So to those Democrats who are running ads claiming to be a “True Conservative,” I can assure you that conservatism is not just something you can claim to believe in. Conservatism is something you must prove with every action and choice you make. No Sir, Claiming to be a conservative and running as a Democrat in Milam County simply makes you an Opportunist.


Monday, February 15, 2010

We are the Republican Party of Milam County

Milam County Republicans are working for Milam County based on the values and principles of the people who live here and work here. We are beholding to the people of Milam County and not the national or state party.

The government in Washington D.C. has lost its way and taken the country in a direction that is not representative of what the framers of our constitution had in mind. To be honest, this is a situation that has existed for many years. To change this out-of-control government we must have strong conservative leadership; that leadership begins at the local level.

As the Republican Party of Milam County, our goal is to work to make Milam County government efficient, ethical, and cost-effective. We aim to work for an improved county-wide infrastructure and enhanced economic prosperity while retaining our community identity for the betterment of the county as a whole.

We are Republicans because we are Conservative. We are Conservative because we are from Milam County and those are the values we were raised with, live with, and believe in. Now is the time for Milam County residents to stand on those conservative values that represent us.