As often happens on the conservative side of the blogosphere, the comment was promptly deleted. (They sure can dish it out, but they just as certainly can't take it.)
So, as a public service, I am posting Newland's response to this post on SDWC.
I, PuPu the Blogger, Am A Republican Because…
I believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored, except those people for whom government-approved medicine doesn’t work.
I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability, except when said disability results in life-threatening muscle spasms or pain that can only be quelled by cannabis.
I believe free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity, which we squander prosecuting people whose doctors and they believe cannabis is beneficial for their ailments.
I believe that government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn, except those individuals whose medicine of necessity is less expensive and less toxic to them than the stuff their doctors can prescribe.
I believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs least and has the greatest suspicion that someone, somewhere is medicating (even under a doctor’s advice) with illegal medicine.
I believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people, close enough to protect them from using non-governmental approved medicine that is safer than aspirin and nearly as miraculous.
I believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times. Those principles necessitate our feigning blindness from time to time.
I believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world. Right.
Finally, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles. Sure has been so far.