Michael Zak wrote the RNC website's Heroes and Accomplishments sections

Republicans welcome a comparison of the history of the GOP with that of the Democratic Party – the party of slavery and socialism, Big Government and the Ku Klux Klan. To quote Back to Basics for the Republican Party: “The more we Republicans know about the history of our party, the more the Democrats will worry about the future of theirs.”

The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing.

Ronald Reagan

The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future. All these are links in the endless chain stretching from the finite to the infinite.

If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

Abraham Lincoln

Michael Zak wrote the 2005 Republican Freedom Calendar. He also provided information from Back to Basics for the Republican Party and his Grand Old Partisan blog that became the Heroes and Accomplishments sections of the RNC website. Here, at Grand Old Partisan, for the benefit of Republicans nationwide, is the information in a useful format. And, this website will be updated often, with even more Republican heroes and heroics.