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Laura612 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 7:09 AM
Republicans are losing for two reasons: 1. We are the party of limited government, so we justly recoil at the idea of government forcing people to display virtuous behavior that is a function of instilled values and good character. This would not be catastrophic, except for -- 2. We have permitted government to attack and undermine the cultural institutions that instill values and good character (or reinforce them): marriage, families, our schools, our communities, our churches. If we concede "government coercion" to the Left, AND we abdicate control over the other institutions, then we are doomed.
jmonaco Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 10:53 AM
Laura --

It's not just "the government" corrupting public institutions. There are also plenty of insidious individuals likewise corrupting non-government and commercial institutions, including most Fortune 500 companies.

"“… nor had they [the Romans] any more enemies whom there was ground to fear. This sense of security and this weakness on the part of their enemies caused the Roman people in appointing to the consulate to consider not a man's virtue, but his popularity." - N. Machiavelli c. 1530 AD

The same mistakes are repeated!

So, guess what? I'm disappointed, along with the other 57 million people who voted for Mitt Romney. Even still, disappointment and failure is never an excuse for any of us to give up. From that first big slug in my gut after my husband was killed in 2001 until this day, the one thing that has kept me grounded is my faith in God and the knowledge that things will get better over time.

Mindboggling is the word that comes to mind when I swallow the fact that a majority -- almost 60 million people -- voted to affirm...

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