Abraham Lincoln wrote, "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." That means putting country ahead of party and conscience ahead of conformity. And that is why I am a FORMER Republican.
If anyone would like to know what happens when a country decides that deficits don't matter, refuses on principle to cut social programs it can't afford, and goes un spending money it doesn't have, he or she need only look at Greece.