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Trouble Brewing in GOP

Troglodite Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 7:55 PM
Frank: Who died and left government in charge of marriage? Well, how about Hammurabi. He is the author of the earliest know code of law, which does include articles dealing with marriage. Pretty much all societies have regulated marriage, either via law or via customs having the force of law. If marriage is going to be a contract, such that an appeal can be had to be courts if one party defaults, it has to be regulated by law to some extent. Prohibition, by the way, was NOT a conservative cause. And prohibition and the complete de-regulation of marriage have one thing in common: ivory-tower innovations unsupported by human experience or common sense.
For the first time, I am wondering about the long-term viability of the Republican Party. I say this not as an advocate of its demise or restructuring but as an observer of troubling signs.

The Republican Party is thought to be the institutional vehicle for the advancement of conservative policies, but for decades, the conservative movement has been frustrated with the party's deviation from conservative principles -- its refusal to live up to its decidedly conservative platform.

I believe that the disappointing results for Republicans in the 2006 elections and probably the 2012 elections, as well, were in no small part attributable to...

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