Saturday, March 16, 2013

Where is the Conservative Movement Going: Reflections on CPAC 2013

So the first thing I can say about CPAC 2013 is that it was a great experience. If you are looking to network with like minded people, get energized about the movement and get some good education to learn how to make a difference then you are making a mistake not attending. On our radio show live from the event I referred to it as Disney World for Conservatives!

So that's the good part. The bad part is how many times I heard the word Republican from the stage! CPAC is an event sponsored by the American Conservative Union. I would rather the event consist of 250 people who consider themselves hard core conservatives then 10,000 people who consider themselves conservative Republicans. As evidenced by a lot of the speeches from stage from the elected officials who were guests of the ACU most of the Republican members of the House and Senate wouldn't know the Constitution if I handed it to them and couldn't get the concept of truly limited government if I dumbed it down to a third grade level. For example, Paul Ryan's budget increases every year for the next 10 years and totals $41 trillion dollars. 10 years ago we were spending $2 trillion a year, and we can't cut back any? We have to average $4 trillion annually just 10 years later?

So while I had a great experience and I'm glad to have been there I am very concerned that the Republican Party is just not figuring out how to limit the scope of government and is more worried about getting re-elected than protecting our freedoms!

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