Erick Erickson and the GOP

Why This Fight”
Erick Erickson

RedState
19 February 2014

In this highly readable editorial, Erick Erickson of RedState joins the chorus of voices calling for a Republican Party that stands for something, not just against Barry O and the Democrats. I don’t agree with everything he says, but he is correct in so many places.

He is right – we must stand for something again.

  • We must stop being the party of big business, and start being the party of opportunity for all.
  • We must stop being the party of the wealthy, and start being the party of the Middle Class.
  • We must stop being the party of donors, and start being the party of voters.
  • We must stop being the party that stops the federal government, and start being the party that empowers local government.
  • We must stop being the party that writes blank checks to the military industrial complex, and start being the party that gives America the best defense for the dollar.
  • We must stop being the party bought and paid for by caregivers, and start being the party for a healthy America.
  • We must stop being the party that legislates morality, and start being the party that defends the right of all Americans to live according to their beliefs.

Where Erickson and I have a disagreement is over this fetish about government size .We must stop being the party of small government, because a government will grow and shrink based on what you task it to do. Instead we need to start being the party of efficient, effective, and accountable government.

Welcome to the fight, Erick.

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Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

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