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By James Hohmann This article was originally published on 4/4/2014 on the Politico website. Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal appear in a commercial that will air Sunday to promote NewRepublican.org, a project focused on outlining a positive GOP agenda for the future. The former Florida governor and the current Louisiana governor, both potential 2016 presidential […]
Ronald Reagan’s reference to America as a “Shining City On a Hill” was a metaphor adapted from one used by Puritan preacher John Winthrop and it defined America’s leadership role as Reagan saw it. For many, the metaphor still resonates.
The Washington Post:
NINE OF 10 Louisiana children who receive vouchers to attend private schools are black. All are poor and, if not for the state assistance, would be consigned to low-performing or failing schools with little chance of learning the skills they will need to succeed as adults.
This is bizarre: President Barack Obama’s and Eric Holder’s Justice Department is suing Louisiana to force some kids to stay in their failing public schools.
by Gov. Bobby Jindal
We’ve had enough. Yes, we just lost our second straight presidential election to Barack Obama. Yes, losing is painful and has consequences. Yes, when you lose, you make adjustments. Enough already. Let’s get on with it.
by Gov. Jeb Bush
Today’s conservatives have spent the past several months nursing their wounds from the elections and focusing on deficits, sequestration, and tax policy. This is not misguided. The federal government spends too much, taxes too much, runs up too much debt, and tries to do way too much.
Speech to the RNC
January 24, 2013
“Today’s conservatism is completely wrapped up in solving the hideous mess that is the federal budget, the burgeoning deficits, the mammoth federal debt, the shortfall in our entitlement programs…even as we invent new entitlement programs. We seem to have an obsession with government bookkeeping. This is a rigged game, and it is the wrong game for us to play.”
What if we could suddenly invent a dynamic, living, breathing, economic ecosystem that could almost instantly adjust billions of subtle financial relationships and trillions of complex economic transactions, elegantly, one to another?
Yes, we do. So do old ones. Poke any kind of Republican and you’ll usually find somebody who believes in a well-ordered and well-governed society. Republicans venerate American institutions. We want our trains to run on time.