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Why Republicans Don't Get It

Grace103 Wrote: Oct 23, 2014 3:26 AM
*unsalvageable - tablet slipped an unwanted edit by me
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Why Republicans Don't Get It

Grace103 Wrote: Oct 23, 2014 3:23 AM
Hopefully Shapiro's next column will be on why anti-social conservatives (forgive the pun) don't get it. First of all, basic math tells us that you can't add by subtracting - Reagan understood that and brought the conservative factions together by pointing out that our goals are in harmony -- parallel not perpendicular. Dubya was not ideal, and yes, turned out to be fiscally unhealthy. His appeal to evangelicals and social conservatives was manufactured, and his "compassionate conservatism" was artificial as well. Still, who was the white knight conservative alternative that you believe we should have gone with instead? The breakdown of societal standards has the highest economic price tag our country faces. If the "social" issues were about forcing people to attend church or abstain from meat on Fridays or something, you would be right to dismiss it as not belonging in the political arena. However, the social issues are not religious issues - which is how we can have atheist groups fighting for marriage and against abortion - they are economic issues as well as issues that define what kind of society we are going to live in and raise our children in. Most importantly, history demonstrates repeatedly that these are the types of issues that determine whether our society is going to decline and die, or prosper & continue on. These are issues that matter to and affect everyone regardless of ignorance or indifference. Our country may already be too far gone to save, particularly with O plotting to force illegal amnesty on us, but it's pretty certain that if conservatives don't stop trying to multiply with division by 2016, our country will be salvageable.
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Christmastime and the Family Structure

Grace103 Wrote: Dec 27, 2013 2:03 AM
I am surprised by the poll showing that children of divorced parents fare so much worse than children born to unmarried mothers - that does not seem consistent with other polls of single parent families. (Unless, I guess, enough of those single moms go on to get married before the damage is done?)
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