Open Letter to Conservative Americans

An open letter to conservatives,” by Russell King. (I found it at TPM, where he cross-posted it, but Mr. King also blogs at Russ’ Filtered News). This is my rendition of his letter….

Dear Conservative Americans,

The years have not been kind to us. I have been profoundly Republican for all of my adult life, so I can remember when you wore a very different face than the one we see now.  You’ve lost me and you’ve lost most of America.  Because I believe having responsible choices is important to democracy, I’d like to give you some advice and an invitation.
First, the invitation:  Come back to us.
Now the advice.  We’re going to have to come up with a platform that isn’t built on a foundation of cowardice: fear of people groups, religions, cultures that differ from your own; fear of reform in banking, health care, energy; fantasy fears of America being transformed into an Islamic nation within these past 2 years, into social/commun/fasc-ism within these past 2 years, into a disarmed populace put in internment camps; and more.  But we have to work before you take on that task.
Our party — the GOP — and the conservative end of the American political spectrum have become irresponsible and irrational.  Worse, it’s tolerating, promoting and celebrating prejudice and the lack of  intellect and  personal integrity and accountability.  Let me provide some examples — by no means an exhaustive list — of where the Right as gotten itself stuck in a swamp of hypocrisy, hatred and hyperbole.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aview999
    Sep 12, 2010 @ 11:51:09

    Another hit outta the ball park Syrin! Posted to HP.


  2. dennybop
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 01:34:35

    I’m not a conservative, but I have an immense amount of respect for traditional conservatives. Where have they gone? There was a time when reason and real ideas reigned in the GOP.


    • Syrin
      Sep 13, 2010 @ 09:09:07

      Welcome dennybop- Thanks for your comment…
      This is the most important aspect in any idealogy or political party….reason and real ideas !!


  3. Laura
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 18:56:15

    Great! article Syrin


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