Every Republican knows another Republican who agrees with them on 99% of the issues, yet will attack them relentlessly over the 1% of issues they disagree upon. Instead of uniting against the left, these busybodies waste countless hours criticizing other Republicans. They will frequently do it under the ruse of being the “true conservatives,” claiming that anyone who does not agree with them is not conservative enough. Yet the 1% of issues they disagree with others on are often arbitrarily decided and not legitimate issues. Mitt Romney was criticized for being too moderate of a Republican presidential candidate, yet he ran...
The path to a bigger tent is NOT what the author has suggested, namely, voting for anyone with an 'R' next to his name, even if he is a big-government establishment GOP hack. (While this approach DOES make for a bigger tent, it also just makes for ever more intrusive big-government..) Rather, for true believers in small-goverment and liberty, the path to a bigger tent is making the party far more libertarian. The liberty lover understands that free speech means PROTECTING speech he does not like. He knows that freedom of speech is FAR more important (and more viable) than trying to IMPOSE the "right" speech. cont'd
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