Should The HCRP Stand For Fiscal And Social Values, Or Should We Drop The Social Values And Stick With Just Fiscal Values?
As we move forward to the 2012 Republican Party primary in Harris County we have a choice to make. The choice is very simple, do we continue to stand strong on the social and fiscal values that our party platform is based upon, or do we grow our party by dropping the social values and concentrate on only fiscal values?
I have been a Republican all my life and in 1980 at the ripe old age of 10 years, my elementary school held an election for president. We had two choices that year; to continue with the failed Democratic agenda of President Jimmy Carter, or move to a brighter America and elect Republican Ronald Reagan as president. Even as a child of 10 years old I, along with all the others in my school overwhelmingly chose Ronald Reagan. Even children know the difference between right and wrong, good and bad, yes because our parents taught us what was right and what was wrong, but right and wrong is more than what our parents teach us. Our Creator himself, God Almighty/ has written within our DNA the basic knowledge of right and wrong/ and good and evil.
All of us by nature believe in the principles of the Republican Party and not because we like the “R” before our names but because those values that the Republican Party stands for, those beliefs have been written in our DNA by God himself. As a child having to make a decision on who to vote for it wasn’t Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter to me it was good and evil.
As Republicans we all agree (unless we are RINO’s) that we should be fiscally responsible, that we should not borrow and spend money that we do not have. As Republicans we all agree that the government should not take by force money that we have earned to spend on projects that the government has no right or permission on which to spend. The United States Constitution is very clear on what the role of government is and what it is supposed to do.
But as Republicans on the social issues there are differences in beliefs within the Republican Party and how we should treat these issues. Regarding the lives of the unborn, there are some in the Republican Party that believe that life begins as you take a breath, therefore killing a baby that has not yet breathed air is okay to them. To them it’s okay to take a baby of six months gestation, in an envelope inside its mother and rip its limbs off one by one and throw them in the trash can. Therefore to those Republicans they believe we should drop our stand for the unborn in an effort to grow our party.
But in our hearts we all know that abortion is wrong. Do we know this because somebody told us it was wrong, or do we know this because our Creator has written within our hearts right and wrong and we know that it is a baby inside its mother’s womb. It is a human baby, not a disease or a sack of cells or a disease.
As Republicans we know that God has written within our very DNA the natural desires that make up the basic foundational blocks that propel our human existence forward from one generation to the next. The Bible says in Genesis 2:24 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they shall become one flesh.” The Bible does not say “therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and join together with another man.” The Bible does not say “therefore daughter shall leave her mother and find another daughter to cling to.” God has written into our DNA right and wrong. The homosexual movement has infiltrated its way into our society and it is undercutting the very fabric of the family and our spiritual heritage given to us by God and our forefathers, and it is destroying our country.
As Republicans we have always stood for Godly principles. In years past we have stood against the immorality of homosexuality. There was a time in the not-so-distant past that our Party stood up against the homosexual movement. We stood up for God’s principles and those values that are written within our DNA. But those days have passed. The Republican Party no longer stands against sodomy, against the unnatural yearnings between one man and another man, or one woman and another woman.
In 2001 the Harris County Republican Party under the leadership of Gary Polland stood strong against the unnatural and ungodly acts of sodomy. As the Texas Supreme Court was deciding the fate of the Texas sodomy laws, Gary Polland and the Harris County Republican Party stood against the left and many on the right as they stood strong for our Godly values. It was at this time that Paul Simpson was the treasurer of the Harris County Republican Party. As Polland and other local Republicans were under tremendous pressure from the left to stop standing up for our conservative social beliefs that Paul Simpson went to the media and stated “from a political basis, I don’t think it was something we ought to be doing” as Gary Polland and other Republicans were standing strong for basic human and Godly morality, Paul Simpson stated in essence “to grow our party we should not stand strong on social issues.”
Here is a quote from Gary Polland and what happened that forced him to fire Paul Simpson from the Harris County Republican Party.
Most disturbing of all is Paul’s unwillingness to stand firm regarding a critical Republican Platform issue. While Paul was serving as an officer for the HCRP, your Editor was subpoenaed to testify before the Texas Legislature regarding a landmark case ultimately involving the sanctity of marriage due to a proposed GOP letter sent regarding the issue. The pressure was tremendous as the liberals and the media in Texas were pounding the HCRP to stand down and back off. Paul Simpson did, saying, “From a political basis, I didn’t think it was something we ought to be doing.” To which I said, “Bring them on” and we won the battle in the Court of Appeals and Texas Supreme Court (for the full story see Janice Law’s book Sex Appealed). Leading our local Party takes hard work and a willingness to stand up for conservative principles (even in the face of liberal and media opposition).
Paul Simpson was fired from the Harris County Republican Party because he did not have the backbone and moral courage to stand up for what we believe when it comes to the sodomy laws of the state of Texas.
In the presidential race that we will be in this summer and through the fall, we have a choice; Barack Hussein Obama, who is now openly endorsing the destruction of natural and biblical marriage between one man and one woman. Mitt Romney will be our nominee for president of the United States and Mitt Romney is standing strong for natural and biblical marriage between one man and one woman. This may be a defining moment in our nation’s history. Which way will we go? Will we continue to stand for the principles in which our nation was founded? Or will we cave under the pressure from the left and accept the destruction of natural and biblical marriage, and embrace the unnatural and un-biblical marriage between man and man, or woman and woman?
We need a strong fiscal and social conservative to lead our party, one that will stand up for our beliefs on marriage and other social issues without compromise. If we refuse to stand up and defend our principles, our beliefs that God has written into our very DNA, we are sending the message that we approve.
Romans 1:24-32 24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
I know there are many within the Republican Party that believe in the Word of God, but believe the Word of God has no place in public or political life. To those people I say “You are wrong! There once was a difference between the Democrat and Republican Parties. The Republican Party has always stood up for what is right on fiscal and social issues, while the Democrat party did what was wrong on both fiscal and social issues.
Many in the past have said “Why vote Republican? There is no difference between elected Republican and elected Democrat. To those people I say, “You are right!” We have allowed our elected Republicans to blur the lines of differences between our two party’s belief systems. This is made many angry and they have turned from the Republican Party. After all, if they’re advocating the same thing anyway why vote for either one? So we know that they do not vote at all or they vote Libertarian, or another third-party.
We need to stand by our Republican beliefs and win or lose elections standing up for what we believe! I would rather lose an election while standing up for our social and fiscal beliefs, then to win elections standing for nothing!