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An Atlas Platform for Reform

October 10, 2009

It should be clear by now that a war is brewing in the Brooklyn GOP. It is a war against those in the establishment that would accept the status quo, make backroom deals with our Democratic rivals, and stifle. It is a war between the forces of the reform and those that are content to reap the limited benefits of stagnancy.

We call upon all Brooklyn Republicans, Republican-leaning Independents and Democrats, Libertarians, Conservatives, and all government reformists to demand change and promote it through action and words.

What do we want?

Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn offers a platform for reform during this war of reform.

We, fellow Republicans and reformists, deserve and demand those things fundamental to the future of our party. Here are our primary points:

  1. Respect for all Republicans regardless of personal ideological differences.
  2. Promoting new candidates and young Republican voices through word and deed.
  3. Accountability and openness from all of our party leaders.
  4. Inter-district support of all principled Republican candidates.
  5. An end to party in fighting and a move toward competitive, spirited primaries.
  6. Absolutely no unchecked and unaccountable political consultants.
  7. Diligent use of party funds to meet the ends of our just Republican goals.
  8. Less centralized power in the Party Chair and checks and balances on party leaders.
  9. Explicit and self-imposed conflict-of-interest rules on party leaders, political consultants, and candidates.
  10. Fostered inclusion of Republicans from all areas of Brooklyn and of all ethnic, religious, and other diverse backgrounds.

The time has come to issue a formal call to arms for reform in Brooklyn. These ideas are just a beginning, but they are necessary.

The same old same old is not good enough.

The darkness of the present is not as strong as the daybreak we see in our party’s future.

Exit Night.  Enter Light.

May the dream become a reality.

We call on the party leadership and all Republicans to answer the call of Atlas to meet the goals of this platform immediately in our borough.

We have much more work to do after we reform the party. Before that, we must change course. Let all of our new ideas collectively be a starting point for a new direction in Brooklyn GOP politics and beyond.

Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn will do its best to provide you, our reformist readers, with this promise of hope in our party.

Reform has arrived.

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6 Comments
  1. Sexy Republicana permalink
    October 10, 2009 5:47 pm

    Finally, someone comes out and says just exactly it is we need in our party when it comes to reform–and of course it’s not from the leadership itself.

    It’s somewhat stunning (actually, amazing) that a blog has stated with better clarity exactly how this party will rise to its feet in Brooklyn. Meanwhile, our party leaders fiddle as Rome burns.

    Frankly, I gave up on the establishment a long time ago. The ten items on this list will never be instituted by the jesters in El Duque’s court. In fact, I have a funny feeling they think “reform” is a dirty word.

    It is when your modus operandi is “status quo.” 😉

    Appalling.

  2. Libertarian permalink
    October 11, 2009 3:17 pm

    Party inclusion? They party shunned me because I was a Libertarian. Yet, we’re the loudest voices in this party. We’re producing the greatest support for true conservative values.

  3. Stephanie permalink
    October 12, 2009 6:41 am

    I recommend to my Republican friends who have a “libertarian” slant or outlook regarding politics and social issues to visit these web sites.

    Republican Liberty Caucus

    http://www.rlc.org/

    Reason -magazine – “free minds and free markets!”

    http://reason.com/

  4. Libertarian permalink
    October 12, 2009 11:27 am

    Thanks, Stephanie!

  5. Mrs. Robert Stadler (Stephanie) permalink
    October 19, 2009 3:18 pm

    This is worth repeating.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2009/10/jacobs-bloomberg-is-no-george.html

    Also, see the comments from Bill Cunningham under the blog post by Elizabeth Benjamin of the NY Daily News.

    What do Atlas Shruggers think? Any thoughts/comments?

    • Mike Semper Tyrannus permalink
      October 19, 2009 10:19 pm

      Forget FDR or GW, Mike Bloomberg overruled the will of the people.

      End of story.

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