I am a registered Republican. I may not always be enchanted with the party, but of all the parties extant in American politics today, it comes closest to what I believe. I'm also a conservative. The two are not synonymous.
Via Orson Scott Card's site, I found a conservative who voices better than I ever could why I am a conservative first, and Republican second. Don't know anything about him, but his name is Sean Holliday, and I approve this message.
The Minneapolis effect
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