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If it is as you say, and I think it probably is, the Republican Party is no opposition party at all and the US is surely doomed.
If it is as you say, and I think it probably is, the Republican Party is no opposition party at all and the US is surely doomed.
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The Politics of St. Paul

PHILLIP56 Wrote: Apr 13, 2014 9:27 PM
The US is unique in that we were founded to be a nation where the supreme ruler was not a man or group of men. We are supposed to be ruled by laws and not men. The Constitution is our King. The reason that is no longer the case is because our present government is in a state of rebellion against our king, the Constitution. This poses an interesting question to those of us who are Christians. Do we owe allegiance and respect to the usurpers, both Democrat and Republican, who are constantly disobeying our king, the Constitution, by twisting it so as to make it count for nothing, or do we owe our allegiance and respect only to our rightful king, the Constitution?
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What the GOP Can Learn from Phil

PHILLIP56 Wrote: Dec 25, 2013 1:16 PM
Christians need to understand that big government is antithetical to Christianity. Insisting that those who represent us in government support our Christian social values while at the same time going along with continued expansion of the size and scope of government guarantees that, in the end, our social values will also lose. As more and more people look to government for their sustenance, they will only naturally see government as their savior as well. That is why I would much rather have a government that had nothing to do with marriage whatsoever, treating the issue as a matter of contract, than a government that deigns itself as the definer of what a marriage is and is not. Those who wish for a socially conservative but economically liberal nation wish for what has never been and never will be.
I agree that this is probably the time for Republicans to think strategically. The problem, however, is that for too many Republicans, the time to stop thinking strategically and take a stand never comes. That is why the government gets bigger and bigger no matter whether Republicans or Democrats are elected. The sad truth is that we are going to continue barreling down the road of ever bigger government until the wheels fall off our economy.
Your third point was, "We should control the House at least until the next census: Not only does the GOP control the House, because of gerrymandering, we're likely to remain firmly in control until the next census. That will give us the capability to slam the brakes on government no matter what happens with the Senate and White House." Let me remind you that there is a world of difference between having the capability to slam the brakes on government and having the will and the courage necessary to actually do so. Even if the Republicans were to win 100% of the elections in 2014 I still doubt if they would truly slam the brakes on government, which is why I no longer call myself a Republican.
Concerning fairness, consider this- when cities must borrow in order to pay their "sacrosanct" pension obligations, the ones to actually be forced to make payment will be those who, if they were even born when the pension promises were made, were certainly not old enough to vote. I think the issue of whether or not it is "fair" to force children to pay debts contracted by their parents was settled long ago.
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President Obama: The Tale of Two Calls

PHILLIP56 Wrote: Sep 29, 2013 5:59 PM
As weak as Obama is when conducting foreign policy, the Republicans are even weaker when conducting domestic policy. It is little wonder than Obama has absolutely no respect for the Republicans as he routinely walks all over them.
What if Boehner and the rest of the House Republicans would just send the CR including the defunding of Obamacare back to the Senate and go home? If they were to all correctly state that it is Obama and the Democrats who refuse to compromise and that they will return as soon as the Democrats are willing to negotiate, how could it possibly be argued that they were the ones shutting down the government? The problem is that the GOP is so full of unprincipled wimps that, as an opposition party to the big-government Democrat party, it is totally worthless.
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Incompetency at Home

PHILLIP56 Wrote: Sep 15, 2013 10:46 PM
This is why the Republican party is worthless. It is full of cowards. They won't seriously try to defund Obamacare because they know that when those nasty liberals start saying mean things about them they will cave, so it's better to give in early, before their tender feelings are hurt. Summoning the resolve to win a battle of wills with Obama and the Democrats is inconceivable to them. They are like the French Army; the only thing they would rather do than retreat is surrender.
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