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Does the Republican Party Have a Future?

Beircheart2 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:41 PM
“traditional values part is code for hate…” First off: Bulltwaddle!
Moonbat Exterminator Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:52 PM
Any failure to support liberal hegemony is cast as hate. Demonizing the opposition is right out of Alinsky.
Beircheart2 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:42 PM
Second:

The problem is that the loss of traditional values is part and parcel of why libs are taking over our country. It is not a political battle but a cultural one and they are winning! Their vision for the future is one where any behavior, especially hedonistic behavior is “tolerated”; where individual behavior is deemed too isolated to impact a community; where individual accountability is marginalized; and which appeals to those too selfish to put their lusts second to anything and too lazy to self discipline. Moreover, they strategically placed themselves in position to poison the minds of the most impressionable by taking over our schools and ipso facto our children thereby ensuring the lazy and lustful ranks are growing.
Beircheart2 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:42 PM
Finally:

Those traditional values were in direct combat against the above lib enticements. As those values shrink in society those lures grow all the more attractive. What do you suggest to combat lib temptations if not traditional values?
Fuzzy2 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:51 PM
I think there is an unfortunate misunderstanding here.

I love traditional values and champion them whenever I can. I just want the federal government to leave them up to the states or to the people.

The federal government can never be all things to all people.
Fuzzy2 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:52 PM
I'm betting a lot of people who are conservative feel the same way.
Beircheart2 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:58 PM
Apologies. My post was aimed more toward mulbery's statements.
Stuart95 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:59 PM
Nice.

The Constitution does not empower the federal government to wade into social issues. And every time the federal government addresses a social issue, they spend billions of our dollars making that social issue worse (education, housing, health care, etc).

The state governments are more restrained and conservative than the federal government. Maybe a leader believing in social federalism will be able to make this case to the voters.

The United States, from day one, was a project about principles and ideals.

The super power that emerged and grew from the handful of colonists that began settling here was not the product of where those colonists happened to land, but the ideals and principles in their head and heart – applied in how they lived their lives.

The Republican Party was founded in 1854 to address one great blot on the nation’s founding legacy – the existence of slavery in a nation founded under the ideal of freedom under God.

Runaway slave and self-educated abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass said “I...