Sunday, June 26, 2011

How is everyone not a Republican?!

I Am a Republican Because . . .

  • I believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person's dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
  • I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
  • I believe free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.
  • I believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.
  • I believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs least.
  • I believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is the government closest to the people.
  • I believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
  • I believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.
  • Finally, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.
- Haley Barbour, former Republican National Committee Chairman, c. November 1994

These ideals are the same that have acted as the cornerstone for the establishment of this great nation.
These ideals are the same that have led our nation to become the greatest nation in the history of the world.
These ideals are the ones that every American should stand for and
These ideals are what will guide America in its future years

God Bless
Dalton Glasscock

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

RightOnline

I began writing my blog only two days ago stating that RightOnline was the motivator behind my decision to join the blogging community. However, what I failed to communicate was what RightOnline was exactly. In a short description taken directly from its website… “RightOnline is a project of Americans for Prosperity Foundation dedicated to advancing liberty and prosperity for all Americans through greater citizen participation online.”

This two day convention held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 17th and June 18th changed my perspective on not only blogging but also Twitter, Facebook, and opening my eyes up to new forms of online communication.

The RightOnline Conference began in an effort to combat the lefts overwhelming lead in their online grassroots effort. At the exact same time and city as RightOnline, the left was having their online activism conference known as NetRoots Nation. While most interactions with the NetRoots activists were civil and friendly there were a few times things got a little heated. Such as when a NetRoots activist encouraged her dog to snap and attempt to bite a fellow teen activist I traveled to RightOnline with; Or when a plant by NetRoots into RightOnline stormed the stage following Congresswoman Bachmann’s speech and showered the presidential candidate with glitter in an attempt to raise awareness to anti-homosexual  remarks the Congresswomen supposedly made.

Throughout the Conference there was a total of 9 breakout sessions with about 6 choices per session on what to attend. I attended sessions from “Election Integrity and the 2012 Election”, to “The Importance of Precinct Activism” and “Youth Outreach, Not all Students are Liberal”. These sessions highlighted on skills that I could have improved, but also allowed me to connect with other youth activists from across the nation with like-minded views.

With all the sessions and knowledge I obtained throughout the weekend I would be injudicious not to mention the magnificent Conservative speakers.  Three declared GOP Presidential candidates decided it would be best to mingle with 1500+ free online grassroots activist before gearing up for the long run to the White house; Conservative Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Former Governor Tim Pawlenty, and Successful Businessman Herman Cain. Among the politicians who gave speeches over the two days numerous other inspiring voices decided to chime in. One crowd favorite was Author Ann McElhinney who focused on how to recognize who is a “CYNO” (Conservative in name only)  while at the same time making perfectly clear she wanted to keep her light bulbs without the government interfering! Other memorable speakers included Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp; Author but better known now as the man who took down Congressman Weiner, Andrew Breitbart; and FOX News Commentator and Author, Michelle Malkin.

Americans for Prosperity deserves tremendous credit and thanks for throwing on such a great event as RightOnline. The conference not only motivated me to get out and do more grassroots activism online but also gave me hope that we will take back our country in 2012. I encourage everyone to attend RightOnline 2012 in Providence Rhode Island next year! 


God Bless,

Dalton Glasscock





Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Crowded GOP Field?

Flip on any cable news station at any hour of the day and you will hear a constant stream of television pundits expressing their deep concerns for the Republican Presidential Field. However, to the contrary many if not all republicans are actually expressing excitement and hopefulness with the current field.
From Tim Pawlenty, to Herman Cain, and from Michelle Bachmann to Mitt Romney, each Republican currently seems to have their pick. With some candidates like Newt Gingrich quickly losing ground; not because of his views; but because his rapidly fleeing teem, and others soaring in the polls such as John Huntsman the field is now becoming very competitive.
So far so good when referring to clean campaigning, but that will doubtfully last too long, Fists will be flying and punches knocking candidates down; we soon will see strong conservative candidates fighting for the top position.
While I have some of my favorite choices, the list of potential nominees is not even close to being complete. Herman Cain seems to top my list at this current moment but with the election so far away things can and will probably change.
I believe all the potential nominees are qualified and ALL would be better than the current inhibitor of the White House. So whenever you hear TV pundits criticizing the GOP field on experience just tell them to take a look at the Democratic nominee…

God bless,
Dalton Glasscock

Monday, June 20, 2011

A New Experience

     I told myself I would never become a blogger…now look at me. After attending the RightOnline Conference hosted by Americans for Prosperity I soon realized that I cannot afford not to blog! Our country is at a crossroads and big decisions are constantly being made all around us. The officials we elected need to have their feet held by the fire.
     Youth in this country for the most part seem to be apathetic even though these decisions will affect us more than any other generation. 2012 is fast approaching and each day we don’t spread the word of Obama’s “Fundamental Transformation of America” is one day more he has to convince the American people that he is right.
     As I am new to this blogging “thing” I would appreciate comments/concerns from anyone. My goal is to post on at least a weekly basis to start out, and hopefully expanding to an at least every other day occurrence.

May God bless you, and may God continue to bless the United States
Dalton, Glasscock