There has been a lot of conversation and argument between people identifying themselves as Republicans and conservatives. So I ask what are the principles you stand by to call yourself the above? I’m not asking who you support or who you oppose but what are the guidelines you use to make you decisions. What do you consider to be the fundamentals of how you look at life, community and politics? Finally I don’t want name calling or attacks on people just because you disagree with someone. What I hope is that we all debate these ideas and learn why we take positions. That doesn’t mean we sing kum-by-ya together. Challenge each other but use ideas to support your argument. I’ll follow up with my position. I hope we use this to learn rather declare victory and/or condemn those we disagree with.