31 January 2007
Personally, I have no issue with any of these men. Dennis Godfrey and Fred Parker have served Washington County for many years and Sheriff Newman can be credited for his role in the development of the Regional Jail System in Southwest Virginia.
30 January 2007
Aside from the ominous black and white layout, there is very little functionality to the website. The viewer is able to watch a speech given at GOPAC meeting and other informative blurbs. Senator McCain's website serves the purpose it was designed for. Namely, it serves as a presence on the internet for his Presidential campaign. It does offer the viewer the opportunity to sign up for the campaign e-mail list and thus be targeted as potential primary voter in viewer's state.
Beyond these few minimal functions, Mr. McCain would be well served to spruce up his website. I am not saying it has to have the bells and whistles of John Edwards website, but it would be nice to see a little red in the site. I would rate this site a 2 out of 5.
Friends, I've not been this energized this far out from a Presidential election in a long time. In fact, the last time I really felt ready to go, I wasn't even able to vote. Enjoy the new poll.
29 January 2007
10 January 2007
I've been debating some changes to Good Sense that would allow greater flexibility. However, I wanted to inform you of the upcoming agenda here.
1.) I will continue to reveal different planks in a "Back to the Future" platform for the GOP. These planks include: Social Issues, Defense, Intelligence and The War on Terror, Economy.
2.) In keeping with Ben's excellent posts regarding State Senate districts, I'll be examining Washington County and trends in voting there. It's pretty obvious to those of use who live here, but others might find it interesting.
3.) This project is something I intended to start last year, but my forced hiatus dictated other wise. I intend on examining some of the Federalist Papers. This is just for civic purposes!
There you have it. Good Sense will try to be a blog that is interesting, conservative and informative.
GOP In the 21st Century: Back to The Future
The Republican Party recognizes that social issues are an important part of our party's platform. We reaffirm our commitment to the following:
a. We believe that life begins at the moment of conception. This is nonnegotiable. We affirm our commitment to the life of the unborn in all circumstances. We also resolve to support the Partial Birth Abortion Ban signed by the President. We intend to promote adoption as a preferable alternative to any abortion procedure.
b. We believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman. We do not recognize civil unions or gay marriage as legitimate alternatives to traditional marriage. Therefore, we resolve to support and reintroduce the Federal Marriage Protection Amendment.
c. We believe that the family is the fundamental unit of all society regardless of race or nationality.
d. We believe that the flag of the United States is a symbol that has withstood the test of time. This symbol has rallied troops from Gettysburg to Mount Suribachi and has created a sense of unity in times of crisis. We therefore reaffirm our support for a constitutional amendment protecting this hallowed symbol of our nation.
e. We believe that religious liberty is a fundamental right granted under our Constitution. All citizens of the United States may practice whatever religion they see fit, provided said exercise does not present a “clear and present danger” to others. We affirm the right of all citizens to be secure in the protection of this free exercise. This includes the display of Nativity scenes in public parks.
Regardless about what you think about his candidacy, Romney appears to have a sharp operation already in place. Could make for an interesting horse race for the nomination. With the formal filing of papers by Governor Jim Gilmore, the GOP field is starting to shape itself. Hat tip to Riley of Virginia Virtucon.