Fred Thompson has written a compelling post for the good conservatives at RedState on rebuilding the conservative movement. First Fred outlines the principles of conservatism:

  • The role of the federal government is limited to the powers given to it in our Constitution, and the bigger the government gets, the less competent it is to run our lives, and we must have leaders who understand that the market works best when it regulated and legislated least.
  • A dollar belongs in the pocket of the person who earns it unless the government has a compelling reason why it can use it better.
  • We don’t spend money we don’t have or borrow money that our children and grandchildren will have to pay back, and we must have leaders who understand this and will listen to the will of the people.
  • The best way to avoid war is to be stronger than our enemies. But if we are in a fight, we win it because not doing so makes us more likely to be attacked in the future, and we must have leaders who understand this.
  • The federal judiciary is supposed to decide cases, not legislate from the bench or dictate social policy and we must have leaders and judges who understand this.

Here’s why it’s important to support FRED PAC:

All of these endeavors are going to continue, and I want you to be a part of it. That’s why I’m pleased to announce the formation of FRED PAC. FRED PAC will help identify and support candidates on every level who support a platform of conservative, principles-based leadership and policies.

It’s time we showed America that conservatism is the most logical, common sense political philosophy in existance. We need to remind people that we’re the freedom-loving, prosperity-loving political party. It’s important that we tell Americans everywhere that conservatism was the force that forced the Soviet Union into the dustbin of history.

The cornerstones of Reagan’s governance were prosperity and liberty. That’s because Reagan had a strong libertarian streak in him.

It’s time that we started funding strong, steadfast conservatives who don’t wander from their conservative principles. That’s what FRED PAC is about. I was one of the first Fredheads because I passionately believe in federalism and in conservatism.

Conservatives have a history of getting things done. I’m betting that we’ll rise to the occasion this time, too.

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

2 Responses to “Let’s Join the FRED PAC”

  • Chuck says:

    I liked Fred Thompson. In fact him and Duncan Hunter were actually the only two GOP candidates I supported. I’m afraid though that the number one knock on him was correct, that he was lazy. He hasn’t done anything to dispel this since dropping out. I like what he had to say here but if he really has a passion for it, why isn’t he out pushing his agenda? This is the underlying problem in the GOP right now, there are people with ideas, they just don’t have the energy to push change.

  • Gary Gross says:

    I like what he had to say here but if he really has a passion for it, why isn’t he out pushing his agenda?

    That’s purely stylistic. I don’t put much stock in that stuff.

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