We Can't All Be Washingtons, But We Can All Be Patriots!
There has been a rash of letters recently chastizing conservatives and Republicans (including 2 by Bob Smith 11 days apart) for mostly unspecified shortcomings. One even put forth the proposition that liberals rather than conservatives are the true conservators of liberty. Of course, there was no evidence provided for such a theory. In fact it is difficult, if not impossible, to find out what liberals actually stand for at any point in time. Republicans, on the other hand, can point to the Virginia Republican Creed, which can be found easily by a Google search, and which has not been changed in decades. If, on reading it, you conclude that there are elected Republicans who do not live up to those ideals, then you may want to join those who are trying to replace them with candidates who do. If you want to know what Principles conservatives stand behind, then you might want to check out the websites of some Tea party groups, most of whom have their Principles or Mission Statement displayed. You can find a local group at FredVAPats.org.