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Republicans’ Easy Way to Defuse Social Issues

Old Lady2 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 3:12 PM
Social issues are not an problem, it is the baggage the R.s have built up and the bull they are spewing now isn't isn't going to fix it. They have shown their colors and I for one am abandoning them as they have abanon the conservatives. A new party is needed
Captain-Jeff Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 3:41 PM
I tend to agree, but my fear is that we'll break into two or even three parties. The libertarian/fiscal-conservatives will break one way, and the social conservatives will break another. None of which have the power to take on the Dems.
Brian953 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 3:35 PM
Yeah, right: a new party. Welcome to complete irrelevance on any issue after doing that!

This is part two of a column on the state of Republicanism and how they should move forward.

In 1973, the Supreme Court issued one of their worst rulings ever in Roe v. Wade. Largely made from “whole cloth,” the ruling has started a 40-year fight over abortion that unnecessarily has divided this country. If Republican principles were in place on this issue, then there would be a heated discussion; but the core of the fight would be defused and the issue would be handled at the state level where it properly belongs and where other issues should be handled.