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4 Reasons The GOP Would Be Foolish To Dump Social Issues

Henry159 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 1:54 PM
Please provide the Constitutional Amendment that backs that statement. Is it the 1st amendment? Let's see: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." So, where is "meddling in social issues" here? Laws against historically abhorrent behavior do not in any way "establish" a religion.
JustMC Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:21 AM
Add the 9th and 10th Amendments, for starters. The Fed's proper Constitutional powers are enumerated. ALL else is excluded. ALL. The 10th Amendment is clear that if it ain't specifically INCLUDED, it is by definition EXCLUDED.

So, please demonstrate where the Constitution grants "power over social issues" or anything like it.
Henry159 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 1:59 PM
Or Perhaps the 4th Amendment:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

This is the so-called "Right to Privacy" that libertarians and liberals alike believe should be granted to everyone who does just about anything behind closed doors. But then, there is the "probable cause" clause, isn't there? So, laws in favor of some things and against others - "meddling" - are not addressed here.

Win, lose or draw, we're always supposedly hitting a tipping point where social issues just no longer work for the Republican Party. At first glance, this would appear to be a rather puzzling sentiment. After all, in 2010, despite the fact that the GOP was just as socially conservative as we were this year, the Republican Party had its best year in half a century. Furthermore, in 2008 and 2012, the GOP lost despite running moderate candidates who were soft on social issues and who barely brought them up at all. If anything, you'd think that seeing two non-social conservatives...