“SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The 2008 Republican National Convention today announced the themes and preliminary lineup of speakers for the program of events that will run Sept. 1-4. The convention’s overall theme, “Country First,” reflects John McCain’s remarkable record of leadership and service to America. Each day of proceedings will center on a touchstone theme that has defined John McCain’s life and will be central to his vision for leading our nation forward as president.”
What does it mean to put ‘Country First’? This means when the government wants you to do something, over what you would rather do, that you should do what the government says. Take for example this quote:
“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state. ~ Benito Mussolini”
That means if you want to drive a Hummer or SUV and the “country” doesn’t want you to you must then change your ways. Same goes for taxes, marriage, and regulation. I prefer this quote:
“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).~ Ayn Rand”
So, while John McCain and whomever comes up with his slogans may prefer Mussolini over Rand, he will stand alone on that one. It may sound good for someone to say we are going to put the country first, but who’s country? My country would look drastically different than any other country. Just like Rand’s country would look different than Mussolini’s.
Let me do their slogans. It would go something like “More freedoms for Every American.”