Making America Great Again was a campaign promise from 2016 that Donald Trump became extremely viral. Red MAGA hats got more news than any other presidential item ever. It is evident by looking at the Official Trump 2020 Store that Make America Great Again merchandise has created quite a stir in America.
Abraham Lincoln, possibly the best and most beloved president in the history of the United States, said, “Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.” This quote by the very first elected Republican president neatly sums up what the GOP stands on: a desire to work for life and the people. In probably the most politically hostile environment in the history of the US, it’s easy to abandon your ideas in order to attack a political opponent. And when Donald Trump came along, a huge change seemed to happen inside of the Republican Party. It can be debated whether Trump changed the party for the better or worse, but even beneath the rhetoric and name-calling, there is still the foundation that the GOP was founded on and pursues today. A foundation of simply “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
In 1973, one of the most consequential decisions in the history of the Supreme Court took place and changed America forever. That decision was Roe v. Wade. Republicans were quick to take up arms against the notion that a baby’s life was inconsequential and meaningless, and the fight against the killing of an innocent baby continues today. George W. Bush said, “I think the platform ought to be pro-life. It is the basis of the Republican Party. People have got to understand that abortion is not a contraceptive.” The GOP has to always be quick to condemn the killing of innocents. Nobody has the right to make the decision on whether or not someone lives. The baby inside of the womb is not just a mass of cells or another part of the woman’s body, but it is a living human being.
In 1854 when the Republican Party was first formed, it was created as a resistance against the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the expansion of slavery into the newly acquired American territories. The first Republican member to serve in the White House was none other than Abraham Lincoln, who led the nation through the Civil War and abolished slavery. At the very beginning, the GOP was built on liberty, equality, and the idea that all men were created equal. Senator Ted Cruz was quoted as saying “If the Republican Party stands for individual liberty, if we defend the Bill of Rights, if we stand for keeping this country safe, then we deserve to win, and if we don’t, we deserve to lose.” Let’s win.
Pursuit of Happiness
Socialism is a vice that sucks the will to work out of a group of people. Though not a Republican, it was Thomas Jefferson who once said that “It is part of the American character to…surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.” With hard work and success comes happiness and satisfaction; with handouts and big government comes depression and little self-confidence. The Republicans’ stand for capitalism is essential to the success and growth of our nation. Sarah Palin once summed up capitalism by saying, A free market system allows all parties to compete, which ensures the best and most competitive project emerges and ensures a fair democratic process.