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4 Reasons The GOP Would Be Foolish To Dump Social Issues

Larry1764 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:29 PM
The way I see it is that the real problem is hypocrisy. That high percentage of Christians in the country is what people say they are, but so few of them live the life they claim to believe in. Think of all the "Christians" who pray before the meal at their civic club and go to church on Sunday for the same reason they go to the club -- their social image. But in their business practices and in their leisure activities, they allow so much that is against biblical principles. In the area of contraception/abortion, they approve of their churches' stances but in private they want the contraceptions as much as the non-Christians do. Not to even mention the adulteries committed in private by these "upstanding" Christian citizens. Extend th
alopekos teumesios Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:38 PM
The real problem is that the federal government should be concerned with those duties outlined in the Constitution and not in the business of preventing sin. State and local governments make laws to protect the members of a given community from each other. The federal government should only guarantee that individual states do not attempt to abridge the natural rights "endowed by our Creator" of citizens based on some arbitrary classification.
Larry1764 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:32 PM
this kind of thinking to any other area of the public debate and you'll find the same hypocisy is at work. No wonder we can't get anywhere; too many of us lack the moral courage to DO the right thing every time (even if it means losing opportunities we want to take advantage of). There are just not enough of us to "take the country back." We need another Great Awakening to create the majority we need to turn the tide. But, why would God trust us with one, if He doesn't see enough of us being true enough to pull it off?

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...