August 21, 2011
Why Not a Real Party Platform?
In one year, Republicans, flush the idealism, energy and honor of the Tea Party Movement, will meet in Tampa for their 2012 Convention Political conventions are dull. Before the convention begins, we all know who the nominee will be. The selection of his running mate is the only mild suspense. Every convention produces a party platform, but these platforms are even more boring than convention speeches (consider the 67 page 2008 Republican Party Platform.) Democrats, who babble on for hours saying virtually nothing, have no problems with this sort of meaningless document. Their 2008 convention resembled Riefenstahl's film on the 1934 Nuremburg Party rally, Triumph of the Will. This leftist elevation of image over substance is the antithesis of conservatives, which is civil, serious and honorable. We respect documents like the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights which say in a few simple paragraphs what...(Read Full Article)