That’s Right Nate

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We Support the Mount Vernon Statement

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Every once in a long while, a movement comes along with something so revolutionary and powerful to say that they have no choice, but to buy old timey paper, pick an old timey font, and gather near a national historic monument to proclaim their ideas.   Such is the case with the Mount Vernon Statement, which was signed by over 80 leaders of the conservative movement gathered at the Motel 6 in Alexandria, Virginia today.

The statement is patterned after the Sharon statement which was signed at William F. Buckley’s house in 1960 and helped usher in the Nixon presidency 8 years later.   “With this statement, and its many signatories, a new day dawns for the conservative movement,” said Edwin Feulner, Jr., president of the Heritage Foundation, and one of the drafters of the statement.  “It reasserts conservative principles, values and beliefs that are embraced by more people in this country than those of any political ideology.”

Of course there is no greater sign of a brand new day than reasserting principles that are already the most popular in the country.   The Sharon Statement was unable to stop the Civil Rights Act and big government programs like Medicare, but it is hopeful the Mount Vernon Statement will prove more successful.   This document represents a triumphant return to public life for Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese who was previously best known as Ronald Reagan’s Attorny General and a chief  White House adviser through Iran-Conta as well as the leading the attack on hippies to take back the People’s Park in Berklee during the 1969 protests.

I for one support the Mount Vernon Statement and I signed it myself so that my name could forever be written on the old timey parchment of liberty as one who seeks to return to a time 50 years ago when great people like William F. Buckley longed to return to a time 50 years earlier.   Like those brave men at Buckley’s house, I believe that the forces of international communism are the greatest single threat to our liberty.  I believe that states should have the right to give their people whatever civil rights they wish without government interference, and that the free market economy is what has led us to our current economic boom.  As Americans, aren’t these things we can all agree on?


Written by thatsrightnate

February 17, 2010 at 9:51 pm

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  1. I’m better than you.

    You suck.

    Thats Right.


    February 18, 2010 at 7:00 am

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