At Stake For Republicans In The Shutdown: Principles And Party

elephant vs rhinoNo one wants a government shutdown, but the principles behind this one are worth fighting for. The shutdown challenges Obama’s reckless policies and brings to light the real danger they pose, something the media refuse to do.

The primary focus of the debt-ceiling debate should be the president’s unwillingness to navigate a course of fiscal responsibility. His failure to control spending will ultimately lead to economic collapse. His call for raising the debt ceiling does not include a promise for fiscal restraint or even the acknowledgment that spending is a problem.

The Republican Party once stood for fiscal restraint, smaller government and individual liberty. Standing up for these principles is not only important to protect our nation’s health and the preservation of our fundamental rights but also to ensure a future for the GOP…

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