"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

RE: Republican Presidential Task Force

Elizabeth Dole
Chair, Republican Presidential
Task Force

Dear Elizabeth,

First of all, I would like you to know that you are doing a great job for the Task Force. However, as far as the Republican Party and the Republican agenda is concerned, it has been a disaster. The Republicans seem to have lost their way and are stumbling in the dark trying to find their way.

It should have been easy - all they had to do is to follow Reagan's vision and his ideals. Instead the Republicans have become the followers of the Democrats and not the leaders in ideas and initiatives. The party has become one of reaction to the Democrats and not a party of action. I am sorry to say, but I no longer seem to know what the "Party" is all about.

Yes, everyone does talk, and everyone promises to do great things in the future, but in the last 6 years, except for the wars, nothing else has happened. Yes, the war was justified, but yes, it should have been won by now. I have spent time in a war without end, and in a war without courage and determination - it was Vietnam.

Are we that stupid again not to have learned anything about fighting a war?

I also live in California. It is difficult to find qualified people that can speak English, or that are hear legally. Please don't tell me we have just discovered another mystery about our borders? Another mystery about illegal immigration? Another mystery about our security?

Republicans have been in charge for the last 6 years - and they have been asleep at the wheel of our nation.

Speaking of mysteries, how about our energy policy? Did we not have an energy crisis in 1973?Did we not promise to do something about it? What happened? Yes, we have many reasons for not doing anything about it, but not in the last 6 years! Brazil, converted long ago!

Last but not least, would like to know what happened to the Republican slogan that we believed in "God, Family, and Country"? We no longer can use "God" in schools. We no longer believe that a family should consist of a father and a mother. And, is there still just one country, or we must accept Mexico as our own?

Have I given you enough reasons why it is very, very difficult to believe and to support the Republican party? I wish I still had a choice, unfortunately there is no alternative solution.

A very disappointed member.

Alan Bacanskas
Task Force Member since 1984
Legal Immigrant

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