Wayne Dupree: Why I am Happy that I Left the Democrat Party

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by Wayne Dupree

First and foremost, I am proud to be an American who considers himself informed on the issues and always making an informed decision. In today’s times, I roll with the conservative side of the aisle. Why, because of the philosophy.

Unlike our liberal friends, who are constantly looking for new words to conceal their true beliefs and are in a perpetual state of reinvention, we conservatives are unapologetic about our ideals. We are confident in our principles and energetic about openly advancing them. We believe in individual liberty, personal responsibility, limited government, and capitalism, the rule of law, faith, a color-blind society and national security.

We support school choice, enterprise zones, tax cuts, welfare reform, faith-based initiatives, political speech, homeowner rights and the war on terrorism. And at our core we embrace and celebrate the most magnificent governing document ever ratified by any nation–the U.S. Constitution. Along with the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes our God-given natural right to be free, it is the foundation on which our government is built and has enabled us to flourish as a people.”

I would rather live as a conservative knowing that I have made the right decision to be responsible for my actions, than to be told as a liberal that the reason why I am in the mess I am in is because of society and the rich keeping me from advancing.

One of my favorite quotes is from Thomas Sowell: “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”

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