Reasons to vote Republican

The purpose of this post is to give you reasons why to vote Republican.  However, it will also explain why not to vote Republican.  Let me say at the beginning that I am a Republican party member, however, I have voted both Democrat and Libertarian. I am sometimes tempted to be a non-affiliated voter.  I do not want to let my views influence your choice how to vote. Let’s first look at the issues around voting with the GOP.  I want to be objective as possible.

The world is a war of ideas – Schopenhauer

Top reasons to vote Republican

  • Republicans believe in small government. I am a college Professor who teaches economics. Let the markets work or we will be on the Road to Serfdom (Hayek).
  • Republicans believe in low taxes. Who knows how to spend your earnings better, you or the government? Think about this. You do not want to be ‘working for your neighbor’s wife’ (William Bradford, Plymouth Colony Governor.
  • Republicans believe small and big business translates to higher pay for you. In a market economy businesses generate earnings that go into wages, retained earnings for investment and general wealth creation.  Countries that lower taxes generally do better.
  • Republicans are pro-life, all babies are also.
  • The economy usually grows under Republican administrations.
  • Republicans are for legal as opposed to illegal immigration. My wife immigrated legally and it was a long process. Would you let someone into your personal home illegally?
    Your personal freedom is maximized, such as school choice over ‘public schools’. I teach at a College. Public schools are producing generations of children that will learn multiple choices tests, called standards. The Home Schoolers and parochial school are light years ahead.
  • Republicans believe like George Washington did, that this Republic needs religion and moral and unity to stay strong. Read Washington’s Farewell Address. My family lived under communism, and the objective was to replace the Divine with the state bureaucracy.  It is freedom of religion not freedom from religion.
  • Republicans are closer to the ideals of the constitution.
  • The #1 reason many people vote GOP is, as imperfect as the GOP is, the alternative would destroy the American dream.

Why not to vote Republican

Now look at some of the reasons why people do not vote Republican.

  • Republicans are weak on environmental issues. I am a global warming skeptic to some extent, but some climate change is real, based on our data. However, we do not know if humans cause 1% or this or 99% of this and even if this change is bad.
  • Republicans do not restrict guns. In places, with gun control, there are fewer gun incidences. It is my premise that a percentage of the population is unstable. Assault weapons should not be allowed, guns yes, but anti-tank rockets, flamethrowers, bazookas, and assault weapons are not in the constitution. Some people are just unstable.
  • Republicans often favor the military and imperialism. Mercantilism of the British Empire was the paradigm shift the revolution was about. Now with military bases around the world, we emulate what the rebellion was about.  We could triple homeland security and the national guard and police at home and bring the military to 10% and our country would be paved with gold because there would be less crowding out of private investment. If we spend over half of our disposable income on weapons, what if we spent a fraction on childhood cancer for example. The issue is Democrat spend on military just the same.  So this is really a neutral point. The founding fathers warned against standing armies as they did not want us to be like Rome or the British empire.  Five Star General and President Eisenhower warned about this misallocation of resources.
  • Establishment Republicans are influenced by special interest like, business as much as the Democrats. For example, they support GMO food companies which means your family consumes more pesticides, also military companies, which are let’s be honest, merchants of death. However, the Democratic party has their own special interests including the military. Therefore this is a neutral point.
  • The Republicans are wheelers and dealers as any other political party. The is a neutral point.
I am a skeptic but humans affect the balance of the environment.

Where Republicans, Democrats and Independents are equal

No party in the United States of America cares about the debt enough to pass a balanced budget amendment to the constitution of the United States.

The GOP tells a convenient story we can grow out of it, and the Democrats do not have a plan for this. They will increase spending. Therefore, both parties fall short. That being said read on, as when placed on a scale, there is a clear winner as all issues do not have equal weight.

With the Pros and Cons of conservatism – freedom is the best choice to the alternatives

At first glance, it looks like there are as many negatives than positives with regards to the Republican party. However, there is one main reason to vote Republican. However, I agree with the GOP’s underlying premise that:

The government that governs least governs best.

The whole idea of the USA is based on John Locke, Jefferson, Madison, Washington and the enlightenment philosophers that saw the tyranny of big government and how government will abuse power. It is crazy that people in this modern world with all of history as a testimonial believed that government is the solution.

Government is the problem – Ronald Reagan

If there is one non republican that disagrees let them speak. This history of mankind has been a tale of oppressive governments from the kings and queens of old to feudalism to communism. It is only in America today do we have the chance for freedom.

In this spirit, generally Republicans are more connected with the origin of the United States in terms of the understanding of the founding fathers of the U.S..  The Republican party represents a constructivism understanding of the constitution.

What does this mean? It means they try to go back to the original intent of the founding fathers.

People need to study the founding fathers and the original intent of the United States. This is important because of the idealism that the nation was founded on means something. The idea that people rather than government choices your life course.

The GOP’s stance on social and moral issues

Republicans represent family values and loyal to moral issues, rather  then base their issues on  polls.  Examples of this are issues such as prayer in school, or pro life. Family matters and morals are the fabric which hold society together.

On the extreme, Libertarians may have a very positive viewpoint regarding less government intervention and low taxes, however they’re very loose in terms of moral stances.

Democrats are not as pure as they make themselves out to be

The Democrats are more of a populist party. They represent a rainbow coalition of special interests. Democratic presidents often are not president’s which promote economic growth or take strong moral stances on issues.  However the stock market usually goes up during Democratic times.  Recent Democrats have given more money to big business and Republicans ever have. Democrats position themselves as morally and intellectually superior but the reality is they are elitists and do not understand the philosophical underpinnings of the America.

I don’t want to be pro Republican or even conservative, even though I am registered Republican because there are many issues I disagree with.  I’m not writing this to sway you to vote Republican.  However if I put all the issues on the table it looks like the Republican party has a  issues that are more important when creating a happier freer society.

Issues that are important to me:

  • Environmental issues – Democrat (Although there is an argument the freest countries are the cleanest)
  • Less interventionist military – Both parties do this.
  • guns – Democrat
  • Taxes – Republican
  • Less Socialism – Republican
  • Better schools through choice – Republican
  • Family over state responsibility- Republican
  • More personal freedom – Republican
  • Middle Class Prosperity – Republican

However, each issue is not weighted equally.  Each person has different utility curves.  I believe if you maximizes personal freedom, society as a whole be better off.  This was the idea of the enlightenment.  I believe people are innately good. I believe in God, which has become a taboo in our poltically correct culture to say anything but ‘spiritual’.

Most issues are not black and white, but this one is. All babies support life and you do not want a judge on the Supreme court that does not.

Defining issue to vote GOP

I think the most critical issue is the Republicans are pro-baby.   The Republican party was the anti-slavery party even though it is not an easy stance at the time.

Origins of the two US political parties

Abraham Lincoln founded the Republican party. It was founded under freedom for all people.

In contrast, the Democrats were pro-slave. Andrew Jackson, who eradicated the Seminole Native Americans founded the Democratic party or at least was their first President.   This does matter.

Why I am a one issue voter. I believe in God, therefore pro-life.  One day we will be asked what we stood for in life. Taxes and guns and all the other hot issues pale,  in comparison to protecting a miracle. And if you are a man or woman in American reading this, let us be honest feminism has messed with your head so much that babies are second to convenience. I love babies; all babies don’t you? Robbing someone from their life is the ultimate in stripping freedom and liberty from people. Republicans take a stand for freedom and moral issues.

I have given you the reasons to vote Red rather than Blue in the election, I am curious to hear your feedback the above. Is it valid, bias, partial, objective, interesting or whatever.

By Mark Biernat

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10 replies on “Reasons to vote Republican”

More often than not, when I read a comment made by a Democrat, Republicans heads start spinning and their response is “Liberal Obama Loving Socialist”. This is the rare time that I’ve read logic and thoughtfulness rather than head spinning and spittle, and I appreciate that.

To me, the Pro-Life argument lacks conviction when it only lasts till the baby is born. Then, no healthcare help, no education help, no childcare help, no help with wages, business over environment, no regulation on industry, guns in a classroom with 2nd graders, low taxes for zillionairs. Maybe a more accurate term should be “pro-Birth”, but it’s certainly not “pro-Life”.

Many many times I’ve seen an unwed mother who is shunned by her community and her church for her Pro Life choice. She gets little help. It would be interesting to learn how many abortions are to avoid the ostracism. I suspect a lot, and probably were mostly for this reason before abortions became legal and were performed in back alleys.

So the Republican focus on Pro-Life seems to me to be mostly Packaging to “get” the Christian voter, which has worked but is shallow. I simply can’t reconcile the Pro Life argument with allowing assault weapons to kill those kids in their elementary classroom.

While I don’t vote Democrat for just one reason, this is a big one. And not all Democrats are Pro-Choice, at least not for themselves.

Not convinced, but thanks for the reasonable discussion.

PS. Nobody wants big government or big taxes. Unfortunately, regulation is needed when self interest is allowed to pollute the environment, oppress or abuse other people, and direct politics. Responsible government is not party specific.

joe blowwersays:

This is typical behavior of a Democrat. All I heard when I read this is I want this, I want that. Really? How about working, planning, and saving before you need government assistance. No one wants to save or plan or make good choices today.
Stop blaming the guns, it is the criminal element of people who get these ideas from the liberal media who allows these lame video games like GTA which promotes the use of guns to kill people and cops.

Trump will stop this folly. The forefathers built this country on biblical beliefs and the help of God. Obama took God out of this country.

Actually, I don’t want anything. I’m retired and have a pension that I earned and funds that I saved. I own my own home.

I take back what I said, I guess. Your response had nothing to do with my comment. I didn’t mention guns.

To the republican that wanted to stop hand outs to the poor, I just want to point out that the Wall Street cost us big bucks to bail out. Are not families worth it? Perhaps better day care choices will help the working poor get ahead.

By th way, I put myself through school – still paying for it.
My husband & I both work.
Both of us are Christian.
I don’t now or have ever had any hand outs.

I fear ultra partisanship. Simple as that. How is it possible, that anyone believes all that is pushed by ‘their’ party? If I love guns, and feel a need to work on climate change, how should I vote?

This atmosphere is toxic. Even though lawmakers may believe in the “right thing to do”, they will wholeheartedly agree with their party. There are many, and many more to come, with beliefs that will contradict their party. But yet, they will support their party with no rationalization other than ‘sticking with my party’. Such an intrinsic failure. Since we choose to divide ALL thoughts by the opposing party, we cloud our judgment. I personally don’t believe everything that Democrats stand for, and see much merit in some Republican views. I’m sure others are in agreement, from the republican side as well.

Once we automatically assign, ‘you are Republican, and must think like this’, or vice versa, you’ve automatically cut off any chance of viewing the “opposition” thoughts. So, I should hate the entire view that of Republicans simply because I want gun control, etc? No. Until we’re willing to see politicians for simply what They stand for, we’ll vote blind, and jaded.

Anyone not willing try to see both sides, will eventually fail. If all your eggs are in one basket, you will inevitably fail. We need to see beyond party lines, and think a little more constructively, and thoughtfully on this day and age. We don’t have the luxury of sticking to parties, when we have so many issues that require cooperation in thought, and openness of ideas, and possibilities.

The whole idea of democratism stems from the followers of Andrew Jackson, called Democrats. Firstly, he has been proven to and admitted to having relations with his slaves, and beating them without cause. The whole part of democrats being for Racial equality is bogus based on this and the fact that southern democrats are, arguably, the entire cause of the Civil War. Their attachment to slavery even infected their northern counterparts who, in later years, would attempt to end with a peace treaty, ending the Union. In terms of modern issues such as free hand outs, if you want something go get it, don’t sit and wait for it to be given to you. America’s job is to provide the opportunity for riches and greatness, not to hand it out. Another example of this is liberalism effecting the economic stature of European countries, especially Italy in the past 60 years, leading to bankruptcy. Anyways, struggling families have the most financial aid in most states, resulting in them paying little to none anyways. In terms of abortion I am pro life because of the liberty for all principle. This allows the fetus to have the liberty to choose whether or not it will live. For the mother to kill the baby is to enact despotism and therefore violate the American Constitution. Food for thought as we see the drastic differences in political parties in this day and age.

I find many of the views from “PV” above to be similar to my own. Likewise, it is difficult to make a reasonable choice in my vote. I disagree with Cole, in that as he says “For the mother to kill the baby is to enact despotism ” isn’t really fair. Since we have no real ability to agree on an abortion issue, what if keeping the child jeopardizes the mother? Why does the abortion issue have an “all or none” only option? Compromise can work in a lot of matters if we could just give a little to get a little. Also, another item from above that makes some sense to me, why do we put so much effort into making sure the baby survives and then provide little support for a parent unable to provide that support on her own, and then complain about the support we do provide?

Mark Biernatsays:

We spend almost a trillion dollars a year fighting wars we do not win, we could certainly help babies that want to be born and mothers.

Well, this is an extremely biased editorial. I always question the validity of anything if it requires an exorbitant amount of biases and unsubstantiated facts, and biased opinions in order to give your beliefs any credibility. Would this article have any worth if it were forced to stand on its own without your biases and unsubstantiated opinions? For example, the way you speak in such a “factual context” for Democrat’s thought processes, feelings, and opinions; without even being a Democrat? Isn’t that about as fair, credible, and absolutely ridiculous as a man, speaking about the thought processes, feelings, and opinions about women?

Mark Biernatsays:

Let us talk about this friend. I do not go into detail or substantiate like an academic in this article because it is meant to be an overview. However, what specifically, which point would you like to contest? I am open for a discussion and might even need to be corrected?

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