Monday, December 22, 2008

A Conservative Vision Statement

I blogged earlier on the need for an inclusive agenda for the Republican Party to distinguish ourselves from the socialist rot afoot. Vision statements put such agendas in context. Over at American Thinker, Christopher Chantrill lays out the case for a Conservative Vision Statement. First he quotes Reagan, always a good start in my book:

I will lead America towards that shining city on a hill, because America is "still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom" whose best years are yet to come.
Then he lays out the case that the vision must be economic, political and cultural. The final product is pretty good.

We believe in an America that lives and works together, with limited government, under God.

Sounds simple, doesn't it? In fact, some serious thought has gone into its elements. Please read the whole article. Let me know what you think, or comment on his post as well.


  1. B-Daddy,
    one of the commenters stressed the 10th amendment which I've always referred to as the "forgotten amendment". I wonder if there is an elegant way of working it into your freedom agenda.

  2. Dean, one would think so. The whole concept of limited government is based on the idea that the federal government only has the powers granted by the constitution. The 10th amendment is fundamental to that argument.