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A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 12:46 PM
CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE PARTY The idea is to return to that stated within the Constitution. The problem is that the Constitution has to date been Amended 27 times. It is these amendments combined with unwise core elements of the Constitution that are the root cause of this nation's present day societal and economic woes. The next 27 Amendments imposed upon your descendants from 2050 onwards will be of a nature that will cause disintegration resulting in disbandment of America as a concept resulting in dissolution of the United States as a single unified nation state. THAT... is what "equality" and such being "self evident" will bring about... this century.
John1921 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 1:46 PM
Oh, boy. The US hasn't been a single unified nation-state in fact since the first slaves were unloaded. A 'nation' (L. natio: race, to be born) is a group of RELATED people sharing a common language, religion, origin, culture, history, etc. A "credal nation" is a contradiction in terms; a nation is a hyper-extended family. A family might adopt a foundling child, but the neighbors on the block are never part of a family -- only blood relatives are.
Given the expectations raised by the Republican punditocracy -- that Mitt was headed for a big victory -- the jolt of defeat hit especially hard.

Now, what had seemed an orderly retreat has taken on the aspect of a rout, with Beltway Republicans calling for abandonment of fixed positions all along the line.

After Senate candidates Richard Mourdock in Indiana and Todd Akin in Missouri bollixed the question of abortion in cases of rape, Republicans are being counseled to downgrade or dump the social issues. As young people seem to support same-sex marriage, why not be good libertarians and get on board?...