At yesterday’s RPV Convention, the key theme that was addressed by many party leaders was unity. After much thought about the topic last night, I came to the conclusion that in order to unify the GOP, there needs to be inclusion of ideas and a return to conservative principles.
First and foremost, the GOP cannot ignore the Ron Paul supporters. The Ron Paul supporters add energy, enthusiasm and a desire to seek change in the party. Their desire to return the party back to solid conservative principles sent a solid message yesterday, and it will continue in future races. The GOP can’t ignore those who might not agree with the party on the War, etc. The party can and will be strengthened through the exchange of ideas and a strong grassroots base.
Second, the GOP needs to address issues that matter to the young voters. Social Security will not be around for my generation, and it sickens me that the money I am currently paying into the system is benefiting the “Baby Boomers.” Additionally, young voters care about where their hard earned money is going, and how lowering taxes will allow them to stimulate the economy. Generation X, Y, and Z voters want these issues to be addressed, and so far, the Democrats have beat the GOP to addressing these issues.
Lastly, the GOP can be unified by returning back to the principles of limited government and more accountability. It is sad that many legislators are wooed by the K-Street lobbying crowd and power. Our Founding Fathers would have never dreamed that our government would have doubled in size. This is why our country needs to return back to the principles of limited government. Also, there needs to be more accountability in the government. This addresses the case for transparency. As Americans, we should know what our money is being used for, right? With our federal debt rising, we should know exactly what project our money is going to and the reasoning behind the project.
The GOP needs to unify to win in the future. The time is now, not three years from now. We can regain prominence from working hard and listening to the voters.