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Columbia Missourian

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republican candidates need to stand by their principles

By Bill Samuels
August 3, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

Discontent with President Barack Obama and several hot G.O.P. races should bring a good turnout in the Republican primary election on Tuesday, August 7.

In 2006 and 2008 voters gave the Republican Party some tough love because too many Republican politicians had strayed too far away from their own principles. Has the lesson been learned?

The Democratic Party is worse, but just being a slightly lesser evil does not inspire.

The 2010 elections may become the beginning of a massive Republican resurgence if Republicans have enough wisdom and courage to stand strong for their own beliefs. They need vigorous new leaders unafraid to uphold the Constitution, guard our borders and sovereignty, defend majority rights and fight for traditional American values. A Republican renaissance, however, must have a strong grass roots power base. Mid-Missouri conservatives is a newly formed local committee to promote the causes that the GOP ought to stand for though it too often doesn't. In the future, the group intends to support candidates in general election campaigns and may sometimes take sides on ballot issues. First, however, comes the Republican primary election on Tuesday.

Mid-Missouri conservatives urge everyone to vote for:

Columbia:

Centralia:

Bill Samuels is a Columbia resident and member of the Mid-Missouri conservatives.