Conservative Ideals

UIowa College Republican Answers the Conservative Calling

Ben Johnson is looking for a reflection of his ideals in Republican leaders. He wants someone who will mirror his conservative philosophy to be the next president.

Johnson, a double-major in psychology and physics at the University of Iowa, exuberantly leads more than 7000 Iowa college Republicans as the state chairman of the Iowa Federation of College Republicans.

He is energetic, charismatic and deeply committed to conservative politics and listed three cornerstones of his conservative philosophy: “family values,” “strong national defense,” and “capitalism.”
This past weekend he attended the West Coast Leadership Conference organized by the Young America’s Foundation. YAF’s website says young activists “can learn how to organize breakthrough speaking events.” Johnson said he felt honored to be chosen as one of 100 young campus activists visiting the Ronald Reagan Ranch for workshops, speakers and activist training sessions and “to aggressively promote conservatism” on college campuses.

Before entering college Johnson started the “Young Republicans” club at Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids. He said other Cedar Rapids high schools have started Republican clubs since he left for college and last week he made a speech at a barbecue for high school Republicans in Cedar Rapids.

Although his father voted for Jimmy Carter in 1980, Johnson said his family soon after became Reagan Republicans. At age 12 his family moved to Iowa from California, and that’s when he became active in conservative politics.

On the record Johnson told the Iowa Independent that the first time he worked on a presidential campaign work was for Alan Keyes. Privately he explained why he is both excited and apprehensive about a Hillary vs. Rudy match-up for the presidency next year.

The college conservative has not decided on his caucus choice yet.

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Posted by mark - July 30, 2015 at 4:27 pm

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Name one American novel that in some fashion reflects or illuminates the ideals of the Republican Party?

Aynd Rand: The Fountainhead

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Posted by mark - July 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm

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United We Stand

Almost everyone has heard the phrase or principle that a “house divided will fall”. The problem is not everyone agrees with it and some could care less if the house (name it) does fall. Barack Obama though has the opportunity that no president I know of since John F. Kennedy (yes that also includes Ronald Reagan) to UNITE our nation and even beyond our borders, the world.  <!–more–>


I said more than a year ago that Obama has the opportunity to bring racial reconciliation to our nation (not that he solves all problems!) and healing internationally (by virtue of his name if nothing else). Don’t hear that I am saying that he will, but that we have a WINDOW- an opportunity in spite of those who spread divisiveness, discord, and outright antagonisms as their daily menu.

Can you say Hannity & Rush?   :-(

“He’s a man of the people,” said Vicki Starcher, who traveled from Norfolk, Virginia, to help set up the temporary store during the inauguration. “I think the difference is with Obama, he has so much of the younger backing, BET … and the hip-hop community,” co-worker Jasmine Robinson chimed in. Ebony said Obama was one of the Top 25 Coolest Brothers of All Time, alongside Tupac Shakur, Muhammad Ali, Jay-Z and Marvin Gaye. I’m not cool with all of those comparisons, but whatever! 

Two days from the White House, President-elect Barack Obama joined a vast throng Sunday at a joyous pre-inauguration celebration staged among marble monuments to past heroes. “Anything is possible in America,” declared the man who will confront economic crisis and two wars when he takes office. Anything is possible!

And within “anything” is a UNITED nation- for however long it lasts, we’ll take it. At least I will.

Ernie Fitzpatrick

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Posted by mark - July 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm

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Did you see that the Libertarians sent the Republican party a funeral wreath over McCain’s assumption of lead?

In sympathy for the death of Republican ideals of limited government, etc. etc.?

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Love it. Ron Paul is the only true conservative and the only Republican I ever stood behind or politician for that matter. Excellent article and so true.

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Posted by mark - July 10, 2015 at 5:52 am

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New World Bank Conservation

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Posted by mark - June 27, 2015 at 12:53 am

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Why did the Republican party embrace Nazi ideals?

e.g., targeting Muslims and experimenting on civilians.

Why did the Democratic Party embrace socialist ideals?

By the way, Republicans are true patriotic Americans who believe in personal accountability and a free market capitalist, Republican system of government.

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Posted by mark - June 7, 2015 at 11:09 am

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