Herman Cain: Three Principles

Stacy McCain is right, Mr. Cain won the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition debate.

Reader: Umm, Gator, it was a candidate forum and not a-


Some background on Herman Cain: He is the former chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. He was radio talk-show host and columnist until resently. Cain ran for Georgia’s US Senate in 2004 to replace the infamous Democrat Zell Miller, but lost in the primary to current US Senator Isakson. Herman Cain currently has a blog here on RedState.

Herman Cain also changed the debate of Clinton’s attemt to take-over healthcare back in the early ’90s:

The Clintons would later blame “Harry and Louise,” the fictional couple in the ads aired by the insurance industry, for undermining health reform. But the real saboteurs are named Herman and John. Herman Cain [was] the president of Godfather’s Pizza and president-elect of the National Restaurant Association. An articulate black entrepreneur, Cain transformed the debate when he challenged Clinton at a town meeting in Kansas City, Mo., [that] April. Cain asked the president what he was supposed to say to the workers he would have to lay off because of the cost of the “employer mandate.” Clinton responded that there would be plenty of subsidies for small businessmen, but Cain persisted. “Quite honestly, your calculation is inaccurate,” he told the president. “In the competitive marketplace it simply doesn’t work that way.”

Now I would like to start my comments on this speech Cain gave in Iowa, by noting the beginning about dreams. I like it, I like it alot. It underlines what was said in the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That is not a guarantee to happiness. There is no guarantee that your dreams will come true. Cain states that the true tragedy is not getting to your goals or to your dreams, but having no dreams at all. I think there is so much truth in that statement, that it blows me completely away.

So, let’s get to Cain’s Three Principles. It is important to note that he states that he only has a limited time and so he’s picks only three principles. However I think these are the three most important principles anyone can have:

  • Doing the right thing.

While everyone should have this principle, it is how you go about doing the right thing. Doing the right thing, is not suing Arzonia just because they wanted to protect themselves. Doing the right thing, is enforcing and protecting laws like DOMA.

  • Strong belief in empowerment.

Entitlement is not the same as empowerment. This goes along the same lines as his notion that true tragedy is not failing to achieve your dreams, but having no dreams at all.

Government should give you the tools to get ahead and you have to use those tools yourself. You may fail for a number of reasons, but for you not to use these tools to even try is a crying shame.

I see the role of government like the role of referees in football. They are there so everyone plays by the rules. If the referees start to step in and start playing the game themselves, what’s the point to having teams and rules?

  • Strong belief that it’s not about us.

Mr Cain makes a good point here. Now granted I don’t have any kids myself. However I do want kids and I do live with my seven-year-old nephew; and I don’t want to see any of them drowning in debt or restricted from pursuing their dreams by bigger government.

We were asleep at the wheel for some 70+ years and now have a big, fat, bloated government to deal with. Sure we had people, like Ronald Reagan in there to help bring some of it down. But we have had some people, like Bill Clinton, George W. Bush*, and Barack Obama, undo all of that.

People are now fighting back for big government. Let’s not kid ourselves any longer: The Greece Protests, have come to America. Unions are up in arms over austerity reforms in several states. We have to, in turn, fight back peacefully in counter-protest.

Lucky enough for us, the Tea Party and 912 groups have not melted away. Let’s make the unions emepty their gold and treasure in fighting us on the streets, so they can’t spend it come 2012. If you are unemployed, why are you sitting here reading this article? Quick, go outside and walk, jog, hitch-hick, or whatever, to your nearest government body and say:

“Enough! I am not anti-government! I am pro-good-and-fiscally-sound-government! I want government to get out of my way should I want start my own business, or get out of the way of others so they can hire me!”

Go to your local school and ask an union teacher if they want better tools to teach kids or more money in their paycheck. Ask them if we gave them more money, how are going to buy better tools to teach kids or repair crumbling schools. Ask them how are we going to pay for better school lunches, if they are sucking the school board dry. Ask them how much more in taxes are they willing to pay for a pay raise. Ask them, ask them and you will see the greed in their words.

Herman Cain’s third principle is the most important one. Once you have that principle with you, everything else just falls into place. That is why I support Herman Cain for President of these United States!!

[Cross-Posted On Practical State.com]


*He was a great war-time president, but let’s be honest with ourselves: When push came to shove, he sided with big government the likes of which we will pay the price for right down the road.