In response to:

The Republicans' Primary Problem

MoreFreedom Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 11:18 AM
Since our founders studied history, they noticed that pure democracies always destroyed themselves by the public voting themselves money/benefits from the public treasury. In other words, pure democracies allowed government to steal via a majority vote. And instead of protecting their freedoms, majorities voted away freedoms to facilitate government theft to pay for their redistribution. But in such situaitons, people quit producing because the fruits of their efforts were taken by the government. Such is the transition of government from protector to criminal, and the death of the government.

Having just lost an election, many Republicans are anxious to remake our party in the image of Democrats. The theory seems to be that whatever we're doing isn't working, so we better change everything.

But in fact, whatever Republicans did in 2012 -- other than an overly long primary fight -- worked amazingly well, given the circumstances.

In a detailed analysis of the 2012 election, William A. Galston, a fellow with the liberal Brookings Institution, makes a number of fascinating observations that Republicans would do well to consider before embracing amnesty, abortion, gay marriage and Beyonce.

In my...