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Republican Moral Crusading Is Killing The Party

November 8, 2012 by  

Republican Moral Crusading Is Killing The Party
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It isn’t the end of the world for conservatives and truly Libertarian-leaning Republicans no matter how dire the re-election of President Barack Obama seems; but it is time for the neocon, moral-crusading wing of the GOP to be put to pasture if the Party will survive.

Because he used her as a campaign prop and then backed away from her principles, Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan brought Ayn Rand, the mother of Objectivism, postmortem fame in headlines throughout the 2012 Presidential election season. So, it is befitting to revisit her ideas and understanding why the modern Republican Presidential ticket doesn’t embody the “conservative” spirit to which it always lays claim.

In the January 1962 edition of “The Objectivist Newsletter” Rand writes:

It is generally understood that those who support the “conservatives,” expect them to uphold the system which has been camouflaged by the loose term of “the American way of life.” The moral treason of the “conservative” leaders lies in the fact that they are hiding behind that camouflage: they do not have the courage to admit that the American way of life was capitalism, that that was the politico-economic system born and established in the United States, the system which, in one brief century, achieved a level of freedom, of progress, of prosperity, of human happiness, unmatched in all the other systems and centuries combined—and that that is the system which they are now allowing to perish by silent default.

Meaning, the President of the United States doesn’t create jobs, prevent abortions or un-Biblical marriages, issue opinions on any variety of moral social issues and certainly has no hand in “making America great.” The President serves to push the government out of the way in order for the American people to do these things, and they will. Government must get out of the way, and Republicans must first lay aside their moral ascriptions to allow for a candidate only interested in the “conservatism” of government as it relates to how it carries out its Constitutionally allowed activities if they ever expect to present to the American people a candidate who can win.

Barack Obama certainly isn’t going to get government out of the way. But, given the current political landscape and vitriol coming from fiscal conservatives in government, he may not have much of a chance to push socialistic financial agendas. That is where Republicans have the most chance of regaining power of the Nation’s highest office.

Regardless of moral views, imposition of religious moral standards across vast swaths of a society is a historically impossible idea. The moral pandering of fellow Republican politicians — here’s to you, Todd Akin and Richard Murdoch — likely cost Romney a valuable chunk of the electorate. Candidates who would otherwise have an easy case of pushing sound monetary policies to a populace already hurting from liberal financial initiatives and witnessing the European failures in long-term adherence to them lose elections because rather than talk about what government should not do to improve the economy they are discussing what it should do to prevent personal liberties.

No American is forced to have an abortion or be homosexual, just as no American is forced to attend church or believe in traditional family values. But we all (or, at least, the vast majority of us) are forced to pay taxes at some point. We all need the ability to provide for ourselves and (again, at least the majority) want the opportunity to do so.

So, Republicans, it is time to do what you are good at and push sound financial policy on the National scale. If there is a social battle to be won, it may be better fought on the community level.

The army of young Ron Paul supporters (largely extremely fiscally conservative and socially liberal) was shunned by the GOP this time around. And Paul has probably seen his last political crusade, but imagine the campaign they could help build to revive America’s “conservative” Party for similar candidates over the course of the next infuriating two and four years.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • http://Liberty Tony

    To Everyone:
    As i stated in an article yesterday, it’s time for the GOP with conservatives as a whole, to reach out to others. Although i’m no fan of Haley Barbour, but he was right when he said, it’s time for addition not subtraction. The base has to grow and adapt. The demographics have change dramatically, lets go with the flow not fight back the tide. Thanks!!

    • CJ

      Maybe you should become a fan, and learn something. When the ‘tide’ is to destroy everything of value, you fight it with everything you can. Our Founding Fathers wouldn’t have done less.

      • WR

        Spot on CJ ! You are 100% percent right. Just ask Sodom and Gamora what happens when they disregard moral values!!! People have made their choice, now they will have to suffer what happens next.

      • http://www.facebook.com/churchofchrist.churchofchrist.1 John Bost

        I agree. Social conservatives aren’t trying to force anything on anybody. They simply want to keep things as they have been, as the founding fathers intended. Social conservatism is as it has been. Liberalism seeds to change that.

      • Patriot

        Could not agree with more, if my choice is a despotic, tyrannical government I choose not to participate. 50% of the country sent a message, there is no compromise on principles, the first challenge we need is to change the Speakership, get rid of Boehner we do not need to negotiate, we need to take a stand! Hey, Mr. Speaker grow some stones!

      • Elda

        We are fighting for truth and human dignity. Abortion and the rest of what has been forced on us degrades the value of human life and I refuse to devalue humanity. All the money in the world….and Obama has spent it all, already, would not entice me to let down my guard against the evil that has taken over half the hearts of this country.

      • DaveH

        Our Founding Fathers were for Real Freedom, not the kind “You’re Free to do things MY way”.
        If the Democrats want their Freedom, they need to respect the Freedom of others.
        If the Republicans want their Freedom, they need to respect the Freedom of others.
        Set an example for Freedom, rather than against it.
        People need to hold the Government to the same rigid standards that we expect individuals to be held to. We can’t kill our neighbors because we believe they are a threat to our future, and we shouldn’t allow Government people to behave that way. We can’t help ourselves to our neighbor’s assets because they have more than we do, and we shouldn’t allow Government people to behave that way.
        This country will continue trending downward until people wake to the reality that nobody is exempt from moral code, whether they call themselves “government” or not.

      • Rosegarten

        You know, CJ the Jews of the Bible depended on their fathers too instead of the God that brought them. Maybe it is time for this Christian “nation” start looking more to that other “Constitution” called the Bible instead of the Constitution of the USA. But then again, Christian nation, which of these documents hold the answer to Americas problems. Which
        one have you placed your faith in Christian nation?

      • gwinf

        There is only one logical moral response and the is, B.S.!
        Choosing to accept unrealistic and immoral behavior and actions is not in my soul. I will stand strongly to retain and enhance the morals that are defined by God. I will not fold just to increase the votes. This is what has happened in Greece, California, and now, our nation. Watch and cry as the nation I fought for and nearly died for has collapsed into progressivism on its way to communism. I will not hasten its demise!

      • ChristyK

        The author states, “No American is forced to have an abortion”. Just this week I heard of a case in Utah where a retarded girl who lived in an institution, but whose parents were still legal guardians, had bueacrats trying to force her to have an abortion and be sterilized against the will of her and her parents. There were even 6 qualified families that had already volunteered to adopt the baby. I never heard the results of the court case, but if it can even be suggested, I don’t know what this country is coming to.

        The author states, ” No American is forced to … or be homosexual”, but those that believe that homosexuality is wrong are forced to support it.

        The author staes,” just as no American is forced to attend church or believe in traditional family values.”, but we are forced to live our lives in a way that supports non-family values. Businesses are forced to pay for abortions and birthcontroll even if that is totally against their values. Another example is a christian photographer and a christian baker forced to support homosexual marraige or have their business licneses taken away. In both cases there were other businesses that had the ability to meet the needs of the homosexual couples but they chose the christian ones to force them to act contrary to their beliefs.

        If conservatives are not allowed to stand up for their beliefs, then they will lose all of their rights to have their own beliefs.

        The author also speaks against fighting against abortion. It isn’t fighting against abortion; it is fighting to protect all life. If you don’t have life, you don’t have any other freedom or right, so defending the right to life is more important than any other right. It is the primary right.

        • “I sought for the key to the greatness of America in her harbors; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America ceases to be great.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville.

      • http://www.facebook.com/rhonda.reichel Rhonda Reichel

        Founding fathers set up this government for mostly LOCAL rule….not a huge central government dictating social conservative principles.

        You guys don’t know much about the constitution if you think that’s the federal government’s role to get into marriage gay or otherwise. The president has very few duties but we wouldn’t know that anymore because the balance of powers is so corrupted now.

        The GOP is doomed….it has overstepped….it has decayed.

      • SJJolly

        What do you consider “everything of value”? Not too long ago, less than 250 years ago, “everything of value” was rule of nations by a King blessed by a national church, and supported by a hereditary nobility. The established order, ordaned by God. The idea that a people could rule themselves, via elected leaders, and citizens could rise and fall in society on their own merits, was very revolutionary.

      • Stuart Shepherd

        Good, the party NEEDS TO DIE!! Libertarianism is the true Spirit of America. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the true spirit of America. Abortion is completely morally unacceptable in ANY society of non-sociopaths. The MUSLIMS are better than us on this!! Choosing homosexuality is morally repugnant and also degrading to society, but actually IS a libertarian issue. To use the word “marriage”, a religious sacrament is unacceptable. There should be a provision for civil unions. States should decide these things. Republicans are equally sociopathic with their constant wars on non-agressors to the US, with iraq being the most glaring example recently and totally morally unacceptable!

      • Robert Smith

        From Christy: :Just this week I heard of a case in Utah where a retarded girl who lived in an institution, but whose parents were still legal guardians, had bueacrats trying to force her to have an abortion and be sterilized against the will of her and her parents. ”

        It’s just as horrible to force someone to end a pregnancy as it is to force them to remain pregnant.

        But a 6-year-old in a mature woman’s body sure makes for some tough decisions to be made. I fail to understand why it’s anyone’s business except her PARENTS. After all, the right wants the parents involved if it’s going to stop an abortion. Why the double standard?

        Rob

      • http://yahoo.com Joann Flanagan

        It seems the government can’t legislate morality so it legislates immorality by means of the HSS Mandate banning religious freedom.
        Joann Flanagan

      • http://Aol.com CommonSense4America

        Rhonda,,,you said,,”The GOP is doomed….it has overstepped….it has decayed.”

        I agree with everything that you said except that it is NOT just the GOP. The DEMS are just as much at fault. BOTH parties are promoting things that are not Constitutional.

    • steve

      Its the moral issues that are the only ones I care about and that can really change the course this country is on. THat is eveident in the way people voted this election. No one, even evangelicals voted their conscience. THey voted their wallet. In a world economy the status of the US or any other country is negligable in light of our economic policies. And as that goes, Repubs are no different than the Dems. Career politicians only care for one thing, votes! And they will succumb to whatever wind is blowing to get them. Boehner talked tough before the 2008 election and has turned into a wimp as speaker of the house.
      We are on a slippery slope without our morals and I believe we will never recover from the regression we are in moraly. This country will fall within the next 15-20 years and become a third world country without a moral revival. The only way to protect us from this is a turnaround in our personal views on individual accountability (moraly and economicaly) and put term limits on every government worker from the President (which will probably become a constitutional amendment to remove term limits for the office this term) to the state and local levels. This is not what the founding fathers intended it to be and they served and went back to the private sector after a term.

      • Elda

        It is only my faith in God that keeps my spirits up. If I didn’t believe there was a larger purpose to life I would either join the plunder or die of dispair. But I believe there is a MUCH larger plan and I was just lucky enough to be born at one of the major turning points as I believe most of Israel believes as well.

      • http://www.facebook.com/vic.christian.5 Vic Christian

        Steve – I can only say AMEN. If the republican party chooses to accept the non-Godly views of the Democrats – why vote for either? Unfortuantely I believe the Republican party is doomed, primarily because it’s platform is DOES contain many of the Biblical views we hold firm. So, politically, where do we go from here? I really don’t know. I guess I will have to have faith in the God of the Bible – who laughs at the scheming of nations and kings.

      • http://yahoo.com Joann Flanagan

        John Adams once said that people who exchange freedom for security eg vote their wallet instead of their conscience deserve neither.
        Joann Flanagan

    • Steve E

      Cowards don fight back against oppression. Brave men and women fight back. You will never convince a brave person not to fight back. Only cowards will do that.

    • Robert Smith

      “but it is time for the neocon, moral-crusading wing of the GOP to be put to pasture if the Party will survive.”

      Sounds like Bary Goldwater to me. He didn’t care if gays were in the military, didn’t worry about abortion, and wanted America to be great.

      It’s time to take the party back from the religious nuts.

      Rob

      • S.C.Murf

        No it’s TIME to take the party back from evil, immoral men like yourself. You don’t want to stand on the side of God and righteousness then get out of the way. Abortion is murder, homosexuality is sin (and don’t call them gay, they made that up to sound nice, call them what God called them sodomites). You want to compromise with evil, go ahead you will answer to Jesus for your sins. And no matter the amount of denial on your part will not change the fact that God IS and we will all be judged. Just look at the world and everything God created, you just cant deny God’s existence. Don’t get me wrong I believe in the big bang theory, can you just imagine the noise (BANG) that was created when God said let there be light?

        up the hill
        airborne

      • Harriett Sharp

        I agree in part with the comment that too much emphasis was put on the moral issues when we have an economically challenged nation. HOWEVER, if there had been more emphasis on restoration of the Consitutuional rights of every person, and a return to the principles of our founding fathers many of the moral issues would have taken care of themselves. The government does not belong in our bedrooms, is not responsible for supplying our entertainment, or ensuring that everyone enjoys ‘a piece of the pie’ they contributed nothing to make. It DOES have the responsiblity of ensuring that the entire Constitution is not violated (and not reinterpreted to satisfy personal agendas), and is upheld in every court in the land.

      • Rayma

        Rob,It is the” religious nuts” as you call them that made this country great! better get you facts together! I believe the only way to save America is to start teaching “American History” & the fact that Whites,Blacks & Jews ALL worked together to save and make America great! I don’t think it is to late to teach all Americans about her history and the part GOD played in it. Did you know the first text book in school was the BIBLE! God had his hand on America,but sin & wrong thinking took over…It is time we ALL got back to the basics…with GOD in control

      • Robert Smith

        Rayma says: “Did you know the first text book in school was the BIBLE! ”

        Actually I do know that. Printing was expensive and books were relatively rare. The religious folks of the day made sure that if someone had any book it was the bible. So, it was ubiquitious and thus easy to teach reading from.

        BTW, those PUBLIC schools aren’t a “christian” notion. MOF most of the opposition to public schools comes from the right.

        Rob

      • http://yahoo.com Joann Flanagan

        Martyrs’ blood is the seed of the Faith.
        Ultimately ceasar Obamus Obominuses’ attact on religion will backfire like neros’ did on him.
        Trouble is we’ll all be dead by then.
        Joann Flanagan

    • wandamurline

      Unfortunately, if you reach across the lines, the Democraps will eat you alive …. they do not want to meet you half way…they want you to give in to their demands. So, I hope they keep Congress deadlocked until 2014, when we once again have a chance to send Reid home and take over the Senate….but, we still have to fight the lame stream medias and the best way to do that is for the 50% of America who voted for Romney, quit watching them and as their viewers dry up, their advertisers will go elsewhere….hit them where it hurts…in their pocketbooks.

      • Don

        Wandamurline, you are absolutely right, i was saying the same thing to a friend of mine yesterday, boycott all that support the liberals, news media, hollywood, act, !!

      • teaparty13

        way ahead of you, I don’t go to movies, so don’t support the likes of Clooney, Penn, Baldwin, refuse to watch the alphabet “news” media, will be dropping most of my donations to various orgs. (except Wounded Warriors), let Obama take care of them , they can get their free stuff from him, not me..

      • Right Brain Thinker

        Aren’t you confused? The Republicans earned the name “The Party of NO” for a reason, that being that they are the obstructionists, not the Democrats. Look at the facts of why Congress has accomplished so little rather than than try to make reality match what you want to believe.

      • Alex Frazier

        Right Brain Thinker, to become the party of “no” because you always say “no” is not a difficult epithet to acquire if the requests are always ridiculous. “Hey, let’s raise taxes on the wealthy to 90%!” “Ummmm, no, we’re not going to do that. That’s too much.”

        But the difficulty in coming to resolutions is in the constituency, not the congress, and I think too many people are missing that truth. The people of my district say to my congressman, “we don’t want taxes raised. Period.” So he votes against any raise in taxes. But perhaps the people in your district tell their congressman, “you should fix the deficit by taxing the wealthy. They have plenty to spare.” So he votes to raise taxes on the wealthy. Generally speaking, the Republicans are against the tax increases (because they tend to be the ones who pay it) and the Democrats are for the tax increases (because they receive the benefits that come from them). Therefore, their congressmen vote accordingly.

        This creates a gridlock. If Trey Gowdy from my district voted to raise taxes on the wealthy, I’d make his ears burn with the phone call he’d get from me. He knows he can expect such a call from not only me, but from many others as well. So no matter how much bad press he gets in the media, he’s going to do as we say. That’s his job. He is our proxy and representative. That’s why legislation requiring the acquisition of funds has to originate in the House of Representatives. Because the people have to approve of it before anyone even considers it for law.

        Obamacare, for example, wasn’t even passed legally. The President had the bill drawn up by lawyers. But due to the funding required and the taxes it imposes, it needed to come from the House, not the president.

        But that’s an argument for another day.

      • Mamamia

        Yeah that’s going to help. Republicans keeping congress in gridlock until 2014! I knew that is what the game was. But now people are starting to admit it? Lovely, just lovely. No wonder our president can’t get anything done.

      • eddie47d

        The Republican intentions are clear and they will not accept a majority vote. They also want a dictatorship of their own!

    • L. Banks

      I am amazed that we are continuing to use the blame game to forward our own individual agendas. If Mitt Romney had won would you be pointing the finger of blame at the party for their moral stance? This country was founded on moral principles by those who asked God for assistance in creating this government. They prayed for guidance. They reviewed all of the laws and constitutions of previous governments including those of past cultures and they were enlightened by God so that this nation could come into existence. We see in this country now a trend to attack God and keep Him out of everything when we owe everything to Him. We find a trend in this country to believe that man is all-powerful and technology is our god. We find in this country a trend to believe that this is a perfect world and this is it when we all know in the very depth of our spirits ….this is not it and we all die. We find in this country a trend to believe that we can ignore God and everything will be alright, but we just have to look at history to know that is not so as nation after nation has fallen and disappeared or been subjugated by another. Without moral values and adherence to principles in conjunction with belief in God and alignment to His will, one is without character and exposes the spirit to negative influences that will slowly, but steadily corrupt his values on a downward spiral. This is still that classic battle of those who believe in God and his laws and moral principles and live in His light versus those who do not believe God and believe in the power of their own will and their own desires and their ownselves…but in the end they are only humans whose body is subject to disease and decay and dies.

      Blame serves no one and is truly divisive. .It is far better to ask God to protect you and this country and guide us all to know what to do. In this way we all get the same message and we all work for the same goal and we all honor and respect each other and we are all one,

      • pneale

        That is all well and good BUT the trend in this nation is AWAY from scripture. Unfortunately all will suffer the results of the left’s social experiment. The left proclaims they are intellectually superior to any who read the bible. Reason is not possible under those conditions.

      • http://None Hank C.

        L. Banks — you couldn’t have expressed what is happening in the world any better! We have thrown GOD and all his basic principles out the door. For the Democratic National Convention to vote on whether or not GOD should be put back into the platform — spoke of volumes. Republicans are just as nieve. We have thrown morality (GOD) out the door by the basic ways we disrespect human life from conception (abortion) to natural death (assisted suicides, coming death panels from Obamacare whereby the government decides who lives/dies). These are ALL the beginning basic principles of the health of our society — all GODS values. Instead, we have made ourselves and our government our GOD by using freewill (given by GOD) to replace him we sin and evil — everything contrary to his teachings. GOD has not forced our current lifestyles on us — we have chosen our own path. One good thing about GOD is that he welcomes us back if we sincerely want him in our life (read about the Prodigal Son in the bible). Problem is, I believe we have a much greater path of personal destruction before that happens. One thing to remember is that we are only a grain of sand in the ocean in comparison to life eternal (forever). I plan on making it eternal with GODS help. Those who continue to lead us on the current path best enjoy the best for themselves in this current life — because the short period of pleasure and lack of GOD will be filled with eternal pain from then on. God bless you all! and may GOD bless the U.S. and world if we decide to return!

      • Sam Adams

        Banks, were talking about the GOP here and the future of it. Politics does not have the federal authority in the Articles to force morally on to its citizens. We live thank God alone, in a Limited federal govt under the Republic[would never know it though]. Banks, you are to blame along with me as for the destruction of Americas Moral just. We are to live in a holy and just house and raise and teach the same. We are to repel any evil in our town govt and county court, and keep our Holy Church true and Holy. We are not suposed to allow traffic and court enforcement to stop your family with a gun and extort them for a stop sign. We are not the Sacrifice our Sons for the govt, that calls it justice and war. The blame stops with you and me, we allowed this. Now, as far as the Neo Con party that stole the GOP party, We can,t force your morality platform on its voters, it will push them to the left of lenin party. The gop and dem party has united into one party with different angles as far as I see it. Forcing the Bible in politics on a national level was done on purpose to re-elect the left of lenin.

      • Dyana Hilliard

        I believe in God, and I believe in being moral and taking responsibility for my actions. HOWEVER – I have never believed that God is looking down and caring particularly about the United States – or who wins a football game, etc., etc. He created us with the ability to make choices – so far we’re not doing so well. It’s plain to see that the choices made by the majority of humans AROUND THE WORLD are very poor choices indeed, and there is not much morality left. You cannot legislate morality. You can exercise your faith in any way you wish, but you cannot impose it on people. I do not believe in abortion, but I also don’t believe that anyone will EVER be able to make it illegal again. You also cannot do anything about the homosexuals. Sure, it’s possible that you can keep them from being “legally married” to each other, but that won’t make them go away. Their sin is their sin, and they will be judged for it. We can encourage others to live morally and in accordance with religious teachings, but we cannot force them to. If your allegiance is to God first, then perhaps politics is not your calling. The system is broken. They are all crooks and thieves. If they’re not, they don’t make it in politics.

      • http://none Charlie

        L. Banks,,,
        So what ? are you doing ? just making noise ? Tell us how you became a Christian per The Book… Meanwhile………..
        Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing… Acts 2:38 is salvation per 1 Peter 3:21…

        Charlie Freedom

        • L. Banks

          Thank you for your comments. Sorry you do not think that blame is a negative energy that detracts from the issue at hand. At a time when this country needs encouragement and direction, blame is not helping the situation. It only aids those who would use it against us. As for your other comments directed at me personally, I need not defend my position as long as God knows where I stand.

    • http://Liberty Tony

      To Everyone: Again, it appears that you’re not listening. These attitudes you’ll are promoting of exclusion, alienation, along with claims of “reverse discrimination” are the very reasons the GOP is failing bigtime. I, re-emphasize for the upteenth time, please reading the warnings of the late William F. Buckley, Late Jack Kemp, plus recently retired talk show host,Tony Brown. It’s quite easy to google this info. They stated that these “moral” policies of exclusion/will be the reasons why conservatives will falter in the future. As a matter of fact, the Late Buckley in 1971, condemned the late President Nixon for the Southern Strategy appoach. The voters Nixon tried to take away from the late segregationist Democrat, George Wallace. Buckley said this policy will lead to an eventual major disaster. Lo and Behold, he was absolutely correct. Even on his deathbed , William Buckley reiterated this. Well, his prophecy has come to past. I hope everybody here reads, weeps, then absorb so our party can change course. If not, using a line from the 1971 Sci-fi movie classic, “The Omega Man”. The line the late Charlton Heston character said,” Build coffins, that’s all you going to need.” That’s will be conservatives future very,very soon. Think about that!!

      • S.C.Murf

        You keep compromising with all of your hero’s (movie stars) and you will be one of those that loose eternity and your soul, but you sound like you’ve already made your Choice.

        up the hill
        airborne

    • http://Liberty Tony

      To DaveH:
      Quite wise, others on this website should read your message and take it to heart!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

      Not going to happen, the immoral will always be immoral and I won’t join them for even one second, the reason obozo got elected is this country has lost it way and the election proved it. Everything God says He will judge a nation for the demo-rats are for, lets see how long God lets this go on? They the left needs to wake up and quit booing God and we could have had a chance but, no more, so get ready to weep all you who kill babies, enjoy the homosexual life style and destruction of the family, soon to be judged.

    • SamFox

      Tony, the R’s had the candidate we badly need in Ron Paul. Second to Ron is Gary Johnson, as far as I know any way.

      In Ron Paul EVERY freedom & liberty lover had what they wanted, except for the R & D ‘parties’ who only want big govt control.

      Ron says something along the lines of set people free, let them be. I would add “And let God sort them out!” If He ‘fixed’ me, He can fix any one. :-) All they have to do is ask in Jesus’ Name.

      It is not govt’s job to oversee our lives, even if immorality is in it. If one does harm to another, that’s a diff ball game.

      Gay marriage, Ron says get marriage out of govt. Ron is not pro homosexual, he is pro freedom connected to personal responsibility.

      Ron is against abortion, natural for a baby doc. He says get the feds out of it, it’s a state by state issue. I would add that if abortion stands, then women should be given the chance to know ALL the facts. That would include ultra sound pics & warnings about the probability of permanent physical damage to the woman & the very great likelihood of serious psychological problems of self condemnation, guilt & remorse.

      Seems to me that there has to be a way to wake people up to the fact that the growing child in a Mom’s womb is actually a human being with rights, just like the rest of us. Just because the baby is not walking around hardly means it is not a viable life form. If life doesn’t start at conception, then when?

      The cell division that takes place in a fertilized egg is driven by a life force. That HAS to be the same life force present that makes the child alive from conception to death. So why is is OK to kill that life force in the womb but not later, after the child has grown more?

      The R’s need to ask, “Why did so many R voters stay home this year? Why did we lose the woman’s vote, the Indie vote & that of most minorities?”

      Part of the R half of the Big Govt Party problem is that they keep giving us crap candidates like John McManchurian, who along with another traitor to the Constitution sneaked indefinite detention into the NDAA bill. This time the r’s gave us Romney & Ryan. These 2 clowns were easy to dissect. When I investigated them it was revealed that both are CINO-RINO to the core.

      The R half of the BGP is so corrupt I am not certain it can be reclaimed. What we need is to gather around one true Constitution based party… true conservative & freedom lovers have a problem of our own: to many ’3rd’ parties.

      I am a Christian since 1969. To many Christians think we need laws in areas that God should be taking care of. I have enough faith that He can deal with what the Bible calls sin in other people’s lives with out getting govt involved. Putting govt ahead of Nature’s God is not a good idea!

      As I said, Jesus ‘fixed’ me, He can fix ay one. No govt was required.

      SamFox

      • http://yahoo.com Joann Flanagan

        Religious freedom-Yes!
        Obamacare-NO!
        Joann Flanagan

        • SamFox

          Joann, thanks. I agree.

          SamFox

    • turfbarn80

      Why go with the flow when it’s on its way to the sewer? If Republicans don’t stand for anything but low taxes we don’t stand for much. Democrats never get criticized for moral crusading in favor of sexual self indulgence, so why should we stifle ourselves?

  • eddie47d

    Sam Rolley gets it why can’t some of you other knuckleheads get it? Pious chest thumping divides the country and even your fellow Republicans.It can’t always be your way or the highway on social issues. Your policies actually drives folks away and keeps families in turmoil. Be strong on economic issues but know when to hold em’ and when to fold em’ on extreme moral issues.

    • S.C.Murf

      Fast eddie, the problem with America is the fact that to many already are compromising with evil. When we turn away from God and the morals and honesty begin to be degraded that’s when we start to lose ground. We have to remember that we are ALL sinner’s and fall short of the glory of God, but NO compromise with satan EVER. If you would look at this world and our lives and understand that it is nothing more than a fight of good verses evil and has always been a battle for your very soul then you would begin to understand, hopefully.

      up the hill
      airborne

      • Rosegarten

        Just make sure you are using the proper weapons to stand against evil and you do it God’s way. We say we are standing for God when in actuality we are doing so standing in our own righteousness. That is a recipe for failure.

    • http://personallibertydigest garrett prayes

      Realy sam has it right.hey moron morality is what this nation was built apon.Its the turning away from GOD that is taking the almightys blessings off of our nation.You wait just watch what evil is coming to this nation,you better get on your hands and knees and pray for mercy.Half the people are gona follow obama into the fires of hell Go ahead mock GOD,see where. Your standing on the day of judgement.

      • http://www.facebook.com/tony.newbill1 Tony Newbill

        garrett prayes It is amazing that the DEM party of ANTI God like we saw at their Convention was the Winner of a Election in a Country that was Founded by God Fearing People …..That should tell us how far down the rabbit hole we are !!!!!!

    • Right Brain Thinker

      It’s ironic that you ask why “knuckleheads” don’t get it—LOL

      They also probably BELIEVE that climate change and the resulting storms like Sandy happen because God is punishing the blue states that didn’t vote for Romney—-or has one of them said that somewhere in here already?

      Although I admire your persistence in being one of the few one-eyed men in this land of the blind, I do wonder why you keep trying so hard to reason with people that are so unreasonable and mindless in their denial of truth.

      • Paines Ghost

        RBT
        You are off base completely. It is NOT only fiscal policies and limited government policies that define core conservatism, but also the CONSERVATION of the values that have served so well to make America the shining beacon it once was.

        Consider Roe v Wade. Since that “landmark” decision, over FIFTY MILLION unborn have perished, many suffering horrible pain and dismemberment, simply for the sake of the CONVENIENCE of the erstwhile “mothers” who would be free of the results of their LACK OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. Less than 2% of abortions have anything to do with RAPE or INCEST. When the “liberals” were pushing for legalized abortion, their claim was that everyone wanted it to be SAFE, LEGAL, and RARE.

        To have had the Democrats make abortion (as well as tossing out GOD) such a primary plank in their platform belies your assertion that the moral agenda is not important. It is clearly immoral to kill fifty million who can only be described as “innocent blood”.

        This is only the tip of the iceberg. The entire homosexual agenda (which they all claim they don’t have) is destroying the family structure in America. The socialist programs that steal from the productive and reward the slackers is immoral. The adherence to a bogus “global warming” pseudo-science of man-made global warming and the regulations attached thereto ONLY promote the destruction of productive industries while fat cats like AL GORE enrich themselves mightily while leaving gigantic, hypocritical carbon footprints themselves is immoral. Hypocrisy is immoral.

        Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and many others BRIBED senators and representatives, cheated on procedure, and finally told us that we had to pass a bill NOBODY had read so that we could find out what is in it. And they did it in spite of at least seventy percent of the population expressing their horror and dismay. They completely FAIL to represent us.

        Good fiscal policy, good tax structures, limited government and RELIANCE ON GOD were the principles upon which this nation were founded. ALL REVISIONISTS that teach otherwise are LIARS and enemies to the truth and freedom. There cannot be real freedom without MORAL AGENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY, which the “liberals” want to deny and destroy.

        TRUE Conservatism seeks to maintain the principles and values that made us free in the first place. You CANNOT separate moral uprightness and accountability from conservatism. If you try, you create something warped that cannot serve the purpose of conserving freedom.

      • SamFox

        To every one, not just Right Brain–

        Without the moral standard of the Bible, written by people under His inspiration, we will perish as a nation. Father’s word is the corner stone of our founding documents. Nature’s God is mentioned for a reason. Standing for right, truth, honesty, integrity…those made US great. Leaving them is killing US.

        If one were to investigate, I am sure there would be a time line correlation found that shows at the rate we have kicked God out the public square, allowed & tacitly endorsed stuff like abortion, fornication, adultery, homosexuality & greed in govt to prosper…that is the rate at which our financial & others problems have grown.

        Noah Webster, author of the first American Speller and the first Dictionary stated, “The moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. . . All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”

        Robert Winthrop, Speaker of the U. S. House, “Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them or by a power without them; either by the Word of God or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or by the bayonet.”

        George Washington, General of the Revolutionary Army, president of the Constitutional Convention, First President of the United States of America, Father of our nation, ” Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.”

        Benjamin Franklin, Signer of the Declaration of Independence “[O]nly a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”

        From, Quotes from the Founding Fathers, on the importance of a moral society

        I am against homosexuality. I don’t think that life style deserves any special treatment. It should not be legitimatized by law. That being said, they should be free to do their evil thing, as I am quite sure Father can & will take care of them in His own way. I was a fornicator, He took care of me.

        I wanna ask, you who are against the HS life style & very unsafe sex practices therein, are you also against adultery & fornication? Those are just as immoral…& are far more wide spread & practiced. Adultery & fornication, corruption in govt & our personal life style, the porn industry & millions of dead babies will bring judgment just as surely, if not more so, as homo sex sin. If the 2 ‘other’ sex practices had not been legitimized & accepted as OK, homo sex sin would still have to be practiced in ‘the closet’.

        One HUGE problem with the R ‘party’ is the way they treated Ron Paul & Gary Johnson. Keeping those who want the Constitution returned & followed out of debates & trying to ignore them PO’d a lot of people. If the R ‘party’ truly cared about getting the USA back on track they would have embraced Ron Paul long ago. The R’s have proven they are just as corrupt as the D’s.

        Also IMO, I think there may have been a lot of vote rigging for 0 going on via pre programmed vote machines. I know that most of the nation is not happy with 0. I expected Mitt to win easily. There is to much wrong with the economy & so on for 0 to have won.

        Do a search on black box vote fraud. Look for Devvy Kidd articles. Lotta info on the subject!

        Since Mitt is 0 in another suit, like 0 is Bush in different clothes, nothing much + for We The People would have changed any way. So it didn’t make sense for the NWO peeps to cheat. They own both dudes. And ‘parties’.

        Oh well. Whatever. We have what we have. Heavenly Father, Nature’s God, is our only hope now.

        SamFox

      • TML

        SamFox says “Without the moral standard of the Bible, written by people under His inspiration, we will perish as a nation. Father’s word is the corner stone of our founding documents. Nature’s God is mentioned for a reason. Standing for right, truth, honesty, integrity…those made US great.”

        “If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods that neither you nor your fathers have known, gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other, do not yield to him or listen to him. Show him no pity. Do not spare him or shield him. You must certainly put him to death. Your hand must be the first in putting him to death, and then the hands of all the people.” – Deuteronomy 13:6-9

        “God is a being of terrific character…cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust.” Thomas Jefferson

        Better rethink that, Sam

      • http://none Charlie

        R. Brain,,,,
        Do you have a left side to your brain? or , just a half brain?… OH ,well ,,, do you know the difference between a Whole Bible Christian Church and / or a Judea Christian Church?

      • SamFox

        For TML, not RBThinker.

        TML said, ” “God is a being of terrific character…cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust.” Thomas Jefferson

        Better rethink that, Sam ”

        Tom got that one badly wrong. If my Poppa were like that He would not be Nature’s God, He would be the devil. TJ is on the out side looking in. Tom has no insight as to WHY, in the Old Testament, Father at times appeared to be those things. What Poppa was doing was protecting the lineage that His Messiah, Yeshua THE Anointed, would come through. Now that we are in His New Testament dispensation His attitude is one of forgiveness, mercy & love to those who repent & turn to Yeshua Messiah [Jesus Christ].

        Judgment will come at Yeshua’s one & only 2nd advent. The judgment of condemnation is NOT an option for His people That kind of judgment is HIS alone.

        ” Elias Boudinot

        PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS; SIGNED THE PEACE TREATY TO END THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION; FIRST ATTORNEY ADMITTED TO THE U. S. SUPREME COURT BAR; FRAMER OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS; DIRECTOR OF THE U. S. MINT

        Let us enter on this important business under the idea that we are Christians on whom the eyes of the world are now turned… [L]et us earnestly call and beseech Him, for Christ’s sake, to preside in our councils. . . . We can only depend on the all powerful influence of the Spirit of God, Whose Divine aid and assistance it becomes us as a Christian people most devoutly to implore. Therefore I move that some minister of the Gospel be requested to attend this Congress every morning . . . in order to open the meeting with prayer.18

        A letter to his daughter:

        You have been instructed from your childhood in the knowledge of your lost state by nature – the absolute necessity of a change of heart and an entire renovation of soul to the image of Jesus Christ – of salvation through His meritorious righteousness only – and the indispensable necessity of personal holiness without which no man shall see the Lord [Hebrews 12:14]. You are well acquainted that the most perfect and consummate doctrinal knowledge is of no avail without it operates on and sincerely affects the heart, changes the practice, and totally influences the will – and that without the almighty power of the Spirit of God enlightening your mind, subduing your will, and continually drawing you to Himself, you can do nothing. . . . And may the God of your parents (for many generations past) seal instruction to your soul and lead you to Himself through the blood of His too greatly despised Son, Who…”

        The rest of the quote, along with many others of the same flavor, is at

        http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=8755

        Or, go to

        WallBuilders.com The Founding Fathers on Jesus, Christianity and the Bible

        I don’t need to rethink what I know. I have already done that many times in many diff circumstances. I know Him in whom I have believed & know He will watch for my life.

        We can argue about God & His existence, but the fruit of the R & D parties is the decline of the USA, even if God does not exist. Against the fact we are in decline there can be no argument. What we need to understand is WHY that decline is taking place. I have a difficult time thinking that our decline is not caused by & a parallel to, our departure from our Creator & the moral principals HE established in the Bible, as found in the New Testament. Sure is a weird coincidence, eh?

        If there was no God/Creator, then why should there be any person who is to say there is any right or wrong? Good or evil? If there is no power or force that ‘invented’ morality, causing it to be, because we make it up as we go, then there is no basis for much of anything regarding morality. That thinking seems to be the basis for why God is being eradicated from public display.

        Thank you.

        SamFox

    • Alex Frazier

      Realistically, eddie, the problem isn’t extremism on the conservative side of the fence. The problem is the extremism on the liberal side of the fence. Republicans have not been fighting for the last two hundred years to keep marriage between a man and a woman. Liberals have been fighting for the last decade or two to force people with long-held beliefs and religious objections to acknowledge homosexuals as spouses when they don’t agree with the idea in any way. The Republicans didn’t fight to illegalize abortion over the course of two hundred years. Such a thing was always illegal until the Democrats fought for the right to kill unborn children amidst a moral climate that still considered the unborn child a “child.” From the founding of our republic, citizens have always had the right to keep and bear arms. It is the liberals trying to take that right away, acting as though America is the land of warm fuzzies where atrocities could never possibly be committed on the citizenry by its own government (even though it has happened not only here, but in every country around the globe throughout the entire history of man).

      As a conservative, I just want to be left alone. I want to live where I live, do as I do, believe as I believe, etc. I don’t want to be told who I have to hire, how much I have to pay them, who I must or must not rent a house to, where I have to keep my gun, whether or not I can keep it loaded, in sight, in the trunk, etc. If I harm my neighbor, I expect the law to set me straight. When my neighbor harms me, I expect the law to set them straight. But I don’t otherwise want the law interfering in my life.

      If I think that a marriage is between a man and a woman, then that’s what I think. No law will ever make it otherwise. I have a first amendment right to believe that way. I have a first amendment right to state that belief. And I have a first amendment right to tell my government that it would displease me if they tried to force me to acknowledge that couple as married, since it would directly violate my freedom of religion. But the aggressive extremism of the liberals is trying to force through that sort of legislation. They are trying to teach my children that homosexuality is the new normal. They are trying to teach my children tolerance for homosexuality when it goes against my Constitutionally protected right to free religion.

      Liberals are the problem. They are the ones making each and every new fight. The conservatives are merely fighting back in the hopes of preserving a moral way of life that has existed for centuries. I’m not a nutjob or a religious fanatic because I feel this way. I have every bit the same right to embrace my religion as someone else has to boo God on public television. My religious adherence or “fanaticism” as some might deem it may irritate some. But no more so than I get disgusted by an entire party platform that boos God not once, not twice, but three times. You folks are trying to make it a shameful thing to believe in morals, in God, in personal responsibility.

      I’m proud to be a Christian. I’m proud to be a conservative. And I will defend against every attack you liberals bring to my doorstep, even if I’m criticized for it.

      And do remember that the Republicans are the ones who set the slaves free, because we do believe in change when the change is righteous and just.

      • http://www.facebook.com/tony.newbill1 Tony Newbill

        Top Down Bottom up Inside out plan of Saul Alinski is playing out worldwide , and its all BUSHES Fault !!!!! he he he he , Argentines Prepare for Huge Anti-Government March

        http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/argentines-prepare-huge-anti-government-march-17669749#.UJunUIboqf0

      • Paines Ghost

        Alex you are right on. The Constitution was forged in the fires of compromise by men of faith. It is being shredded by people of NO faith who will accept NO compromise. It is impossible in my mind to be a Christian and NOT be a Conservative (real, not RINO) and to stand in firm opposition to legislation and governmental action that I believe is immoral.

        I stand with you in working to return the Republican party to its roots of Limited Government and traditional values. Bless you for your insightful post.

      • SamFox

        AlexF, GREAT POST!! God bless you for your stand. I take a place next to you.

        Leaving God behind pleases satan & will doom those who allow & push for God to leave the public square. It is satan who is using the liberal ‘progressive’ agenda to enslave the USA. Problem: Too much of that agenda is in the R ‘party’ now.

        If any one doubts this, look at the current state of affairs the USA is in, because,

        34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
        but sin is a reproach to any people. From Proverbs 14.

        SamFox

      • TML

        That’s a well thought out rationalization for depriving others of their freedom, even if that freedom is to sin. Is it really the liberals who are forcing religious people to acknowledge a homosexual marriage? Or is it fighting for the equal right for their non-traditional marriage to be acknowledged by the government? As I understand it, it’s been the religious conservatives whom have passed legislation to deprive this personal freedom to those who choose it.

        Unless it is something that physically or financially harms someone else, or deprives them of their equal liberty, it should not be imposed on the massed just because YOU think it’s wrong.

        That makes your arguments concerning abortion a little more understandable than homosexual marriage in which there is no victim to what you would have labeled as a crime. It is the woman’s body, not yours. Making abortion illegal might have consequences in which pregnancy endangers the life of the mother. Should a mother have no right to abort a pregnancy resulting from rape? Etc. etc. Abortion is a very controversial subject because of this, and requires everyone to draw a subjective line in the sand. Mine would be based on a definition of when such life becomes a human being with rights (3 to 4 weeks maximum unless having the baby would threaten the life of the mother).

        Yet despite most religious conservative stance on abortion, most of them hypocritically support an American Empire abroad responsible for many more deaths than there are abortions. They would support Israel in preemptive aggression, and have our nation fight a religious war against Muslims for the sake of fighting ‘evil’, or simply supporting Israel because they think the bible tells them so. Completely ignoring the doctrine of a ‘just war’.

        You label people whatever you want, but it is the concentration of legislating morality that neither physically nor financially harms others, that is the wrong of the religious conservative, and causes them to be hypocrites in their own standard while they not only ignore, but support, the injustices abroad.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        Been away from the site for several hours and my mind reels at the outpouring of comments that eddie47 has brought forth, as well as my small comment about “knuckleheads” and the will of God being involved in Sandy’s punishing of blue states. It is impossible and would be fruitless to reply to them all. I would like to point out that the Republican party that freed the slaves is NOT the Republican party of today. The Republican Party of today is the direct descendant of the Democrats who tried to keep the slaves enslaved for decades through various Jim Crow tactics—remember Nixon’s “southern strategy”? The Republican Party of today is not Lincoln’s party, and it isn’t even Reagan’s party all that much—Reagan couldn’t and wouldn’t be nominated by today’s party.

    • turfbarn80

      Why do Democrats get away with moral chest thumping when it involves elevation and forced approval of degrading behavior? I smell hypocricy.

      • http://yahoo.com Joann Flanagan

        Some people believe in license not Liberty.
        Joann Flanagan

  • Patriot1776

    Perhaps what is killing the Republican party is the lack of willingness to truly stand for anything. They stand for social conservatism, as long as it doesn’t offend some groups. They stand for the traditional family, unless it is unpopular with some demographics. They stand against the murder of children in the womb, unless some people think it’s unfair. They stand against illegal imigration, unless it angers some potential voters. They stand for a balanced budget, unless that means cutting entitlement programs that will hurt their chance to be re-elected. “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” WIthout a clear direction, defining their position, how can you tell the difference in the players.

    While I personnally don’t agree with the Democrat’s platform, at least it is clear what they stand for.

    • James Andrews

      You may be correct about the Deomcrats being solid on their agenda, and prganized, but their goal is to have a giant, socialized, big Brother in everything type of America(eventually a communistic society), and they are destroying the very foundations on which this nation was built!

      • Brenda

        I believe you are right but one thing my husband is fond of saying is this, “Just remember what you do to me eventually will be done to you”. In this election people voted with their pocketbooks thinking the Dems will keep the goodies coming to them but this will fail, it is not substanable look at Greece and other European countries. All of us Bible believing people know the scripture that says that the Rich will say one day, “O Woe is me my gold and Silver is worth nothing and I have nothing. The only thing I can reply on or do is to keep and strengthen my Faith in God and know that everything is in God’s hands and he does have a plan. Sometimes this doesn’t help and I have to pray a lot for Faith and Trust but somehow God always comes though. Prayer does help and all of us should pray hard for this country and its leaders and then do what we can on our on.

    • mark

      No, several Repulicans stood clearly on “moral” issues. Murdock and Aikan stated forthrightly that a woman who becomes pregnant through rape must bring her baby to term. They were both defeated by their Democrate opponents McCaskill and Donnelly. In 2010 Sharon Angle in Nevada and Christine O’Donnell in Delaware both took strong anti-abortion and other moral stands. They were also defeated. I just hope that the Tea Party and Christian Evangelicals take over the entire Republic Party and push their strong moral and social agendas – with zero compromises. That way the Democrats will have around 80 seats in the Senate, 350 in the House, and a lock on the presidency for the rest of this century. Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Jesus.

      • S.C.Murf

        TIME for you to make that popping sound marky

        up the hill
        airborne

      • Right Brain Thinker

        Just as Romney thought self-deportation was a good way to deal with immigration, the Republicans seem to believe in self-extinction as a viable plan for the future of their party. Let’s hope your projections come true, Mark—it certainly appears that there are not enough right brain thinkers on the right to keep it from happening.

      • Frank Kahn

        Your post is hard to fathom, you make statements supporting sin and debauchery and then praise God for letting his LAWS be violated?

        I am sure that God has allowed this, I am also sure that thanking him for it is a little short sighted.

        He gave us FREE WILL not because he wants us to sin, he did it because he is a fair and just God.

        If he simply FORCED us to believe in him and do what is right, there would be no freedom for our souls.

        He sets out the rules that must be followed IF we want his blessings. If WE dont follow his rules, he will judge us and if necessary PUNISH us.

        Following his rules is a personal liberty for all humans, it is an individual right. When government steps in and forces its citizens to accept sins by law, that is immoral. It is, by definition, against GODS WILL.

        GOD says I must not judge, for that is his authority alone. I have the right to hate the sin, and government can never take that right away from me.

        If Homosexuals want to practice sodomy, it is their right. If they expect me to sanction it, they are sorely mistaken. And, again, the government has no authority to force me to.

        If a woman wants to MURDER (thou shalt not kill) her baby, she has that right. If she expects me to support and or sanction it, she is wrong. And, again, the government has no authority to force me to.

        GOD gives you the RIGHT to CHOOSE whether you do right or wrong, good or evil. GOD will judge you on your actions and either reward you or punish you.

        The rights GOD gives you are the same as your freedoms and liberties. If you exercise your rights (freedom and liberties) in accordance with the law, you are good to go. If you dont then you have to suffer the consequences.

        I will not suffer the consequences of another persons decision to break the law of GOD.

  • pneale

    The party on the left has turned America into a dependent society. “America is the richest nation in the world!” is their most frequent phrase. Dem’s subsequent and predictable pandering to buy votes with other people’s money just won them another election. The American way is “carry your own weight and behave yourself and the government will leave you alone.” Obviously more than half the voters don’t share that philosophy. A new party will not change the people. Only massive, Darwinian conditions will separate the patriots from the takers. It is coming. The dollar daily loses value. Gas, heat, bread are on the rise. The party in power can’t endlessly print fiat currency without inflation.

    • dg

      You are correct. The Monday morning quarterbacking in the GOP is trying to appoint self blame when the real issue, as you point out, is the growth of the “dependency class”. Add to that the special interest groups – LGBT, environmentalists, racists, etc. – and you have a majority coalition. Now who among those groups should the GOP pursue? ….. No, we have passed the tipping point where the moochers and special interests simply outnumber the makers / producers. It will take an epic catastrophe to turn things around with either an economic collapse of historic proportions (not just a deep, prolonged recession) or a global conflict that leaves millions, if not billions, dead.

      • eddie47d

        Gays wants equality and respect no different than any American.Environmentalists want clean water,clean air and toxic killing chemicals put away the same wants that most citizens have.There are racists in both parties and that is an American problem not just a Democrat or Republican problem. Then you bring up the moochers! Is that another promotion for that 47% for if it is then you helped give the Republican Party a black eye.

      • Patriot1776

        eddie, gays have always had the same rights as all other Americans. They have all of the rights afforded in the Constitution. What they don’t have is the right to demand that I accept their perverted life style choice as being normal. They do not have the right to force my children to be taught that perversion is acceptable and that stating the fact that the Bible condemns their life style is a hate crime.

        I don’t hate those that make that choice, I do pity them for choosing to live that way, but it is their choice.

      • eddie47d

        If you really felt that way Patriot you would be screaming about heterosexual acts on TV and in movies and heterosexual pornography which is far more abundant. The anti-gay hypocrites are just as abundant and the heterosexual sex peddlers.

    • Harriett Sharp

      If we are the richest nation in the world, why are we trillions of dollars in debt far past our income and ability to repay? If I were to attempt to get a bank loan with that kind of financial record, I would be classified as bankrupt. A bankrupt nation is NOT the richest nation in the world when we cannot even pay the interest due on the loans. Yet, ignorant, greedy, selfish people think the government owes them a living simply because they grace American soil and breathe American air. Doesn’t anyone learn basic bookkeeping in school any more?

      • Dyana Hilliard

        Harriett: When they say we are the richest nation, they are not talking about the government. The government HAS NO MONEY OF ITS OWN!!!! They only have what they take from the taxpayers. They are talking about the people who live in the US – and that is the money that they want more and more of. The debt will NEVER be paid. It is impossible to pay off. It will only get larger and larger because no matter who is in control, the Dems or the Repubs, they all just spend, spend, spend. They throw money at problems that cannot be fixed with money. Take any societal problem you can think of, and the answer is almost always going to be that we need good, moral, responsible, hard working people, and we just don’t have that in the MAJORITY any longer. Sure, there are lots of us still out there, but we are obviously losing the battle. Our problems have become more than mere mankind will ever be able to fix on its own.

      • http://yahoo.com Joann Flanagan

        How did Caligula manage to inherit a fortune and run through it?
        Joann Flanagan

  • CJ

    It isn’t the crusading in and of itself, it’s the compromise to pander to the media, etc. and ‘save face’ when they should be correcting them. Learn to stand up for yourselves and fully defend your position. People will always choose a lower standard because it’s easier. It’s human nature. The quality is better on the higher ground because it’s worth the fight. It’s the compromise that makes us weaker. Standing without compromise for what is right is what gives us integrity. Conservatives need to learn how to respond to the manipulative talk by the left and stand their ground. That integrity will go farther than trying to apease an opponent.

  • DaveH

    Great article, Sam, as usual.
    I wish you’d get your name at least in the Contributing Writers list, so we can find your articles more easily. Preferably in the Contributing Editors banner.

  • Glen

    For those of us with a conscience, for those of us who believe in the Bible, for those of us who still believe in something that embraces eternal reward or eternal punishment, the above comment by Tony as well as the article by Sam Rolley are utterly unacceptable. A line in a country music song says “You have to believe in something or you’ll fall for anything.” It appears that increasingly, all Republicans care about is winning at any cost. For those true conservatives who still believe in God; who still believe in fiscal honesty and fairness, there appears to only be one true conservative party left. That is the Conservative Party. Check them out at http://www.conservativepartyusa.org/home/national-platform/.

    • Congress Works For Us

      Sadly, you are very, very, very wrong.

      The problem you have is that you are not willing to lose a battle in order to win the way.

      You probably play chess, and refuse to sacrifice your Pawn to save your Queen.

      You have spent 39 years since Roe vs Wade complaining about it, and trying to overturn it.

      Meanwhile the other side has made almost half the country dependent upon government.

      Abortion may be a moral crime; but is it any worse than standing by and refusing to lift a finger in any of the other battles we face?

      50+ million babies may have been murdered since 1973; but right now, 350+ million Americans are slaves to the Federal Government. If you can’t see the problem with your logic, we have no hope.

      • Mamamia

        Awesome Post Congress…

    • SarahR

      We all agree we need a new conservative party. Let’s choose and find a leader who will organize us and all of us work hard to bring America back to its once greatness.

      • SamFox

        SarahR, we still have Judge Napolitano, Sheriff Mack, Chuck Baldwin & many others who would fit your bill.

        Fringe stream media ignores, makes fun of & downplays us, but we are still here. We cannot go away & we won’t go away.

        It’s always darkest before dawn so take hope.

        SamFox

    • DaveH

      Too many busybodies. Too little time for Freedom.
      For Individual Liberty, Personal Responsibility, Limited Government, Free Markets, and the PEACE that comes from not trying to fit all into the same size:
      http://www.lp.org/platform

  • Johnny Geetar

    Screw the GOP! You’ve dropped the ball on us for the last time. The impending failure of America lays at YOUR feet, and i’ve supported you for rthe last and final time. You are an ineffective waste of money and rersources, and are proven to be NO better than the globalist, socialist hacks on the left. It’s 3rd party time, & whomever emerges WILL get my support.
    There is an emerging party called The Patriot Party, and i’m anxious to see where that goes. I will work and support their efforts and message. I frankly could care less if that dooms us in the 2016 elections, I WANT YOU GONE, including that limp-wristed Boehner who is now ready to hold hands with Obama & sink this country. GOP, you suck sideways.

    • MNIce

      You are like the guy who blamed the murder victim because he left his hideaway gun at home the night he was killed. The blame belongs to the murderer.

  • Downunda

    I’m Mad how they present their SOCIAL ISSUES. Republican “MESSAGING” is rotten! This election was about NOT BANNING ABORTION BUT taking away Gov’t Funding because of taxpayers right of conscience. BUT you won’t have know that, every women out there thought we would PUSH these “rape ideas down their thoats”. Those were opinion of candidates! They need 2 keep their opinions to THEMSELVES & stay on MESSAGE! Yes I’m PRO-LIFE but I’m not shoveling it down some1 throat! I would like the taxes I save to get more INVOLVED with adoptions & adoptions laws Give them OPTIONS not shovel it down their throats! Change minds because of the options not take away their choose of a Charity 4 abortion! These candidates NEED 2 KEEP their OPINION 2 themselves not comment like we all agree with shoveling it down a 16 years old girl about no choice! As far as Supreme Court the message was not BAN ABORTION, if they stayed on message it would have been BAN GUNS!

    • http://yahoo.com Joann Flanagan

      No doubt Ilsa Koch would consider it an unwarrented interference with her personal life if someone tried to close down her lampshade factory.
      Joann flanagan

  • http://DontHaveOne Beberoni

    I agree. If you dont stand for something, you will fall for anything. One nation under
    God. Regardless of politics or religious affiliation, I have a hard time understanding how a little over half of this country, could truly look at the facts, and see someone who had driven the national debt to unheard of levels, who has doubled unemployment, caused the biggest divide in the countries history, and people say, “yeah, lets give him 4 more years”. I just dont get it.

    • eddie47d

      Go back and read the article and maybe someday you will get it Beberoni. The Republicans mess with people personal lives (social issues) so much and to the point where economic issues get put on the back burner. You can thank Mourdock,Aikns and Limbaugh for taking those economic issues elsewhere.

      • rabidconservative

        You aren’t seeing the forest Eddie. When the administration destroys the currency, we are talking chaos, starvation, REAL suffering. Man, did you get hoodwinked.

      • eddie47d

        Economic issues are included in Currency.

      • http://DontHaveOne Beberoni

        No eddie, you dont get it. The republicans believe what is true, that if you continue to tax the living hell out of business’s, they will all leave, as many have. If you dont make America an attractive place to do business, why would they stay here? Where as the democrats continue to tax the living hell out of whomever is successful, and runs them out of the country, while they take losers like GM and Chrysler who have proven they have no concept of how to properly run a business, and reward them will billions of our dollars. Not right at all. Sure it would suck for the people that work there when the fold up, and eventually they will fold up, unless the stupid government keeps getting in the way of the free market system, and props up their union homies to buy votes. Thats all it is about eddie. Do you think for one minute, someone else wouldnt have stepped in and picked up the slack and started making good cars in their place? Funny how Ford, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and others havent had to have the government prop them up. Figure it out eddie. The democrats are conductive to punishing good business by taxing them, and rewarding bad business by giving them others money. Socialism eddie. Gee, this same socialism did wonders for East Germany, oops they collapsed. And the USSR, oops, they collapsed. And Cuba, gee, they are in fine shape, and it has failed everywhere it has been practiced. And now you losers want it here so you can get free handouts so you dont have to work, and the government can keep you down and in your place, dependant on them. Just unbelievable to me, that people cannot and will not stand on their own two feet, and are willing to give away everything to a government to take total control over them. So sad is this countries demise, and the democrats are the major player in this.

  • Steve Robinson

    I have been saying the very same thing for months (if not years). If the Republican Party is to be relevant (or even survive), it must reconnect with “average” Americans and shed its current image as a bunch of rich, white, intolerant Christians. In my opinion, this was the Republicans election to lose or lose and they did it magnificently. Obama is probably one of the worst Presidents ever and still managed to pull victory from defeat with help from the Republican Party. Mitt Romney had to be one of the most divisive candidates in recent history and there were even Republicans that weren’t going to vote for him because of his religious beliefs, stands on certain topics, and of course, the fact that he seemed “above it all”. There are approximately 55 million registered Republicans, 72 million registered Democrats, and 41 million registered Independents in this country. See the pattern here ? Without getting the vote of the middle (Indepedents), the republicans are fighting a losing battle. I can’t believe their “experts” can’t see this and couldn’t come up with a platform that appealed to more Americans and a candidate that more Americans could connect with.

    • http://DontHaveOne Beberoni

      Well Steve, they connect with me, and I am not a rich guy at all, and I do not see their being pro business as putting them on an island as rich guys. Truth be told, the top democrats have much, much more money than the Republicans, they just have somehow convince the so called poor that they are on their side, because they like to take from us that work and have, and give it to the lazy sob’s that dont want to work. And yes, that is a fact. A stone cold hard fact. Over 90 percent of the so called poor, are that way by their choice, to smoke, drink and be merry and not work for a living. Sorry, those are not poor to me, and they are not deserving to have my money taken from me and given to them. I give away over 10 percent of my money every week, every year, and I am the one that needs to be the judge of where that goes and who the poor are, not the governement dictatating to me where they are going to spend it and give it to. Not right at all.

      • Steve

        I’m not saying that this is what the Republican Party represents; what I’m saying is that this is what many American’s perception of the Republican Party is today.

  • PAUL WILLIAMS

    Excellent article. Akin, and Murdoch are a Big part of what’s wrong with the GOP.
    If people want to be preached to they will go church.

    If you can’t defeat bho(worst President in history) it’s time to throw in the towell.
    Get out of the way, and let the Leaders Lead. Ross Perot was correct”there’s not
    a dimes worth of difference between the Dems & Reps”. Neither party gives a damm
    about the average hard working taxpayer. It’s All about them being in Power.

  • http://www.facebook.com/reddhead1981 Redd Head

    I think its time for the libertarians to go put a neo-con on the ticket not a mass LIBERAL.

    • DaveH

      What are you talking about?

  • DavidL

    This might help the “red state” Republican Party perspective. Time to turn BLUE.

    http://www.voxeu.org/article/which-50-states-practise-personal-responsibility

  • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com Gillysrooms from Australia

    I agree with you Sam,
    and nn my opinion. the only reason the USA is not in recession like in Europe is because of the Federal Reserve pumping money/credit into the USA economy but unless the hard headed Republicans dont play ball by lifting the debt ceiling and allow tax increases without program cuts, then I’m afraid the unemployment rate will head to spanish levels if not similar to Greek levels.

    Mitt Romney [not a bad guy really,] said he could do better to reduce unemployment…he was delusional in my opinion because in my opinion Obama had done a stirling job with the Federal Reserve to keep it at those current levels, but it wont last if the Republicans continue and want to destroy the USA credit rating. It was irresponsible in the extreme what they did last year and I’m affraid the ego of that guy John Boehner who made America look like a bunch of kindegarten kids….a totally irresponsible act to gain political brownie points…..and i bet the smirk on his face yesterday says we going to get more of the same.

    The reality is that we with money and assets always end up being responsible to pay for deficits sooner or later as the poor cant pay which afterall they get their income from government handouts paid through taxes or borrowings. There is no easy way out of our debts or deficits, call them what you will..UNLESS you want to do what the Greeks are attempting to do now.

    The Republicans seem to want to destroy US wealth by playing these silly debt ceiling games which will affect the whole world economy, thats why i follow it so closely.

    The Republican tried to blame China for Americans’ financial woes, yet it was your consumers who wanted to buy their goods…they were not forced by gun to their head to buy and borrow to buy Asian goods? You cant blame the Chinese for them sticking to their knitting and being more efficient and more cheaper than the other nations who pay their staff too much. You cant blame the Chinese for MINDING THE OWN BUSINESS and not wastimg money fighting wars they cant win.

    Dr Ron Paul had similar ideas of trading not going to wars…but the egotistical Republicans pushed him aside to choose Mitt Romney the better looking younger but not so wise a guy.

    The Democrats did not scare your illegals who have lived and worked in the country for years, yet the Republicans called them illegal Aliens..as if from outer space and wanted to send them back. How foolish to scare potential voters.

    The Republicans wanted to have more ships than the USA had 70 years ago, when technology has since taken over warfare needing less ships and more aircraft carriers and drones, more satelittes etc and the Republicans wanted Obama to beat his chest more and threaten more people instead of using more diplomatic methods.

    These are some of the reasons why the Republicans lost, not because anyone thought Obama was perfect…just better for the times we are in these days. So I implore the Republicans to think of your country first. not your silly egos and agree to lifting the debt ceiling without trying to blackmail the Democrats to get what you want in lower taxes and programs as it will only lead to grief of the world economic system while trying to beat the President…it will cost us all dearly..

    • Mary Beardslee

      Gilly what you have said is exactly how many Americans feel. Its time for the repubs and demos to come together and rebuild America. Time to end these wars-time to rebuild our infracture and schools. Time to spend our tax dollars here and yes we can put people to work doing just that.

      • rabidconservative

        You can’t blame the anti-tax faction when you realize just how wasteful and crooked the district of corruption is. “Give us more money so we can pay off our supporters, give ourselves raises and pay unions to perform at “good enough for government” standards.” When they spend money we don’t have dishonorably, don’t be surprised when the taxpayer becomes angry.

    • Right Brain Thinker

      Some clearheaded right brain thinking from someone far away. You would think that our own 1% would understand this and stop working against the country (and as you point out, in actuality against the entire world economy). Perhaps our plutocrats have somehow taken adequate steps to insulate themselves from the potential financial disasters that may hit all of us if the Republicans don’t wake up and do the right thing. That would explain their callous disregard for the well-being of the worldwide 99%.

      • SamFox

        gilly right brain & every one, what most people have yet to understand is that the USA is under attack from within by domestic enemies.

        People need to read the book by Cloward & Pivon about HOW to collapse the US. Rules For Radicals is a companion book. RFR is their version of The Art Of War. The C & P Book outlines the plan.

        We are being taken down because we allow it. Not enough people stand against the rise of immorality in the US. That stand starts by each of us as individuals living right.

        Ron Paul was the answer to a Patriot’s prayers for a solid leader. But even many so called conservative R’s & indeed, the RNC itself, tossed Dr. Paul aside.

        I know that Ron is not the best looking, most articulate & so on, but “it’s his platform, stupid!”

        I believe God gave US Ron Paul. But since far to many are driven by out ward appearance & slick talk, God gave US the answer in a package that had the inner substance rather than the shallow outward appeal.

        24 But to those who are called, whether Jew or Greek (Gentile), Christ [is] the Power of God and the Wisdom of God.

        25 [This is] because the foolish thing [that has its source in] God is wiser than men, and the weak thing [that springs] from God is stronger than men.

        26 For [simply] consider your own call, brethren; not many [of you were considered to be] wise according to human estimates and standards, not many influential and powerful, not many of high and noble birth.

        >>27 [No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.<<

        28 And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,

        29 So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God.

        Taking fringe media's deceptive 'analysis' for Ron Paul's stances on issues rather than looking to see what he himself said he stands for, believes, has written, said & voted for was not wise…

        The corrupt DNC showed what they really are when they buried Ron Paul. That's gonna cost US dearly…

        SamFox

    • MNIce

      How is borrowing more money we cannot repay going to save America’s credit rating? Answer: it won’t, it will only hasten the crash. But that is exactly what the Democrats will do. The crash is coming, the only question is whether we step on the gas or step on the brakes to reduce the damage. The Republicans want to use the brakes, while the Democrats want to use the accelerator because they deny there is a real problem.

      I don’t care how great your military technology is, if you need global coverage by your navy, you need more than a handful of ships. As big as an aircraft carrier is, it doesn’t have room for a large rack of surface to air or anti-ship missiles, and it cannot protect itself from enemy submarines 24/7 in all weather. A carrier does not travel by itself; it needs a combat escort group for defense. This would be several missile cruisers and anti-submarine ships (you can’t get by with one of each; it’s too easy to saturate one ship with multiple attacks). Sometimes cruise missiles are the most economical means to attack a target, so you need a ship for that also. But cruise missiles are still a million bucks a pop, while large artillery shells are only about 10-30 grand, so naval artillery is the cheapest means of delivering ordnance to shore-based or sea targets under 30 miles range. That function again needs a specialized ship design; it’s not practical for a carrier.

      All of this cannot stay at sea for long without supplies. It’s not practical to ship all of a fleet’s aircraft fuel, ammunition, food, spare parts, etc. by air (very expensive), so you need transport ships. These may also need a defensive escort to and from the carrier group. All of this works out to at least 15-20 ships per carrier.

      Besides all that, we have amphibious landing groups (you can’t center these around a single ship), helicopter carrier groups, submarines and littoral combat vessels. Ships need maintenance in port from time to time, and combat losses are a part of war, so we should have some spares. A figure of 311 ships is not unreasonably large for a global naval power; in World War II we had more than that number participating in the Okinawa landing.

      If you want to debate how much global coverage we need, go ahead. But don’t put our sailors and ships at unnecessary risk by sending them out without adequate resources to do the job and come back alive.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001640884810 Lance Brofman

        Are you aware that our only major possible naval adversary is China who major capital fleet conists of a single aircraft carrier that they bought used from the Ukrain and is unable to launch and recover aircraft?

    • DaveH

      You still haven’t caught on, have you Gilly?
      Government doesn’t create jobs (productive jobs, that is). By taking money from the real Job Creators, those entrepreneurs who invest to please the consumers, the Government is creating a Net Loss of Jobs.
      You still haven’t read this book, have you?
      http://library.mises.org/books/Kel%20Kelly/The%20Case%20for%20Legalizing%20Capitalism.pdf

  • Don the britton

    The republicans always start out by saying the are the party of human rights, immediately followed by a women’s right to an abortion even for rape or threat to the mothers health must be denied. Though they are ( according to them) the only party that believes in GOD it seems they do not believe GOD can control who is born without government help.
    I will not vote for another republican who does not answer the abortion issue with “there is nothing in the constitution that.allows the federal government to control morality.” It is a church and state issue and the federal government should leave it that way.

    • Elda

      Who stand up for the right to life of the baby. Your statement only addresses the mother. If no one will stand up for humans at their most innocent moment then we loose as humans. As soon as a woman gets pregnant her body does not belong only to her, she is sharing it with another human with the same rights she has. That is just reality, accept it.

      • Linda

        Elda I agree with you. WE care more about animals rights in this country than we do children’s rights. I see more money raised for animals than I do for children. WE do whatever we want to them and then wonder why this world is in the condition it is in. We don’t teach children to respect life. I am sorry but what are we saying when we think abortion is ok????? We are teaching our children that it is ok to harm another if it is better for you. I truly believe we are not in a war of men, we are in a spiritual war. Good against evil. Good will prevail eventually because God will come to rule. It is just a matter of time. My fear is what we are going to have to go through before it happens.

        If people would only read the Bible and see what it has to say. WE are on a path and no matter what we do it is inevitable that this world as we know it is coming to an end.

    • wilbur dobson

      It’s true that the pro life issue decided the election. Women of child bearing age voted
      overwelmingly against Romney, and the younger, the more extremely.
      You gave a solution, but for real God fearing Bible believers it is dangerous.
      God clearly said that the intolerable sin that turned the Jews over to punishment by
      the Chaldeans was child sacrifice. Life begins at conception, and we’re sacrificing
      babies to convenience. I see the root problem as a failure of the clergy to teach
      women that abortion is murder.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.newbill1 Tony Newbill

    SAM ROLLEY, Judge Napolitano is right , http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2012/11/07/napolitano-four-more-years/ , BUT ……. The precedence of Increasing the Entitlement nation has been set into motion now with the reelection of the easy income entitlement President Obama promising the Easy Government programs to substitute a Private sector Job driven by a private sector Business sector which is Only going to be funded by More DEBT that’s backed by Foreign Suppliers like China , and the only reason why these Foreign Suppliers will allow it is that it fits into their Overall Global Plan of these same Globalists who see the Free market causing Climate Change , so the want to slowly end up dominating the Free market driven Rate of consumption to restrict it and the Process of Getting people Hooked on Government handouts and entitlements More and More is Obama’s plan he is following along with the Globalists to restrict Consumption to regulate Carbon emissions . Obama May Levy Carbon Tax to Cut U.S. Deficit, HSBC Says
    ht tp://w w w.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-07/obama-may-levy-carbon-tax-to-cut-the-u-s-deficit-hsbc-says.html , this is all about reducing the rate of consumption with economic oppression . , The G-8 are the same people who run the nations that we are Dependent on for our parts supplies …. tell me they are not all in this globalization together because they are going to control population growth to secure their most immediate friends and families and themselves ???

    Watch this Video ,
    ht tp: //shadethemotionpicture.com/

    The conservatives need to have a Alternative way of Life that can be defined beyond just saying they will give you a Job , like Romney said over and Over without any meat on that bone describing what that Job would entail . This opened the door for Obama to raise doubt about what and if the Jobs would be a quality job or a substandard job and in the case of Romney saying it Obama and Bill Clinton made hay by saying “ Can you trust Romney telling you he would create jobs when he was a major Jobs Outsourcer with Romney had no way to counter with a record that favored he creating MORE Income Quality Jobs in the USA over what he had out sourced .
    I was convinced in the primaries and at first did not support Romney Because it was a NO Brainer this would take Romney out in the Swing states which are for the most part whats left of the manufacturing assembly societies in the USA and are a large part of the retirees in Florida and that’s why Obama was successful in guaranteeing these people something other than a guy saying I know how to create Jobs buy not saying what kind of jobs these would be …regardless if we know Obama will not be able to deliver the sustainable income of the jobs he is promising because without a Sustainable expanding Economy Obama will not have the Government guarantee to offer the Security he promised in Income equality .

  • Michael Cacioppo

    Republican Moral Crusading Is Killing The Party – huh? RINO Republicans are killing the party. Dil-Dole, McLame & Mr. 33% of the primary vote Romney, on all sides of all issues. Yes, let’s ignore heart-beating babies in the womb and continue to support the public indoctrination school systems. Conservatives beat each other up. I could have supported 6 of the 8 candidates in the primary, except the liberals Huntsman and Romney. So your solution is sell our souls to the devil to win an election. I’d rather be right and lose than sell my soul to win. You, Sam, are part of the problem, not part of the solution!

  • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com Gillysrooms from Australia

    And one more thing Sam, The Liberterians are not going to be molded in the Republican way…it will have to be the other way around. The Republicans will have to submit to the Liberterian way of looking at things.The Liberterians should mount a takeover of the Republicans and then we will see progress at the next elections otherwise it might be Mr Obama the next President. Go chew on that idea..lol

    • Congress Works For Us

      One addition: people are not Fiscally Conservative and Socially Liberal; they are Fiscally Conservative and Socially Libertarian.

      The Publican party would do well to understand that.

  • http://Yahoo.com Cessna

    What kind of society will we have if we compromise our principles?
    A changing demographic public doesn’t mean that we should bow to something we don’t believe in!
    Americas going to pay for it’s sins, abortions,etc,etc,etc.
    When we elect a President who says that we are no longer a christian nation, we better prepare to feel the Lords mighty swift sword.
    We lower our standards when we elect anyone who is willing to compromise the principles upon which this nation was founded!

    • Elda

      Remember Benghazi!

    • DaveH

      By what natural right do you claim dominion over other peoples’ bodies and property, Cessna?

      • SamFox

        Dave, what natural right gives a woman the right to kill another individual human just because she is carrying that separate entity in her womb?

        I am against abortion as birth control, which it mostly is. But, with counseling & education as part of an assessment program, I would allow for the mother to choose in the case of rape or incest. BUT, the Mom needs to have ALL the info in those cases before she decides.

        I even have the gall to say that if abortion is gonna stand, then informed consent & ultra sound pictures should be added to the grisly program. ANY & EVERY mother seeking abortion should be informed of ALL the ramifications of that choice, including the many post abortion mental ramifications & psychological problems of guilt, remorse, deep regret, depression & despondency that accompany most women’s abortions.

        Women who abort their babies that don’t feel any of the above…God help them.

        Also women should be informed that post abortion they may also suffer physical trauma, like bareness. They should be told that sometimes women die as well.

        There is a lot of info that the abortion industry wants quashed. Wonder why that is…???

        SamFox

      • DaveH

        But it isn’t a separate entity. It’s part of her body. And it may result in her death. I believe it is none of my business or anybody else’s business except the mother’s.
        Let God decide the punishment for her actions.

      • http://none Charlie

        DaveH,,,
        Your Bible ignorance is sticking out again … The Bible calls out a “”Chain Of Command”.
        Top ranking “Man” is King Jesus , of course, then Adam ,Mankind, then Woman kind …
        SO,,,abortion is a two party situation ,,,but,,,what does The Top ranking Man have to say about ,Murder One??? How many women have been told of this 3 party and her being on the lower rank end?

      • GregS

        DaveH says:

        “But it isn’t a separate entity. It’s part of her body.”

        Not true! The unborn child is NOT part of a woman’s body. She is a totally SEPARATE living human organism with her own blood type, sex, genome, beating heart (@22 days), functioning brain (@42 days), etc. Any textbook in embryology will tell you this.

        DaveH says:

        “…it may result in her death.”

        This is extremely rare and over-exagerated. Those on the left would have you believing that every woman who has an abortion does so for health reasons. This is simply NOT true. Most abortions are done for birth control, NOT health. Pregnancy is a normal biological process, NOT a disease.

        DaveH says:

        “Let God decide the punishment for her actions.”

        This could be said for any law that is currently on the books today. Are you proposing that we get rid of all of our laws and live in a state of anarchy?

      • GregS

        Most people on the pro-life side (including major pro-life organizations) support abortion to save the life of the woman, but, as I stated above, cases, where the woman’s life is endangered by a pregnancy, are extremely rare.

  • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com Gillysrooms from Australia

    Mrs Obama, I meant to say…..LAUGHTING OUT LOUD

  • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com Gillysrooms from Australia

    What does CONSERVATIVE MEAN?
    CONSERVATION PARTY? THE GREENS CONSERVATION PARTY?

    CONSERVING WHAT WAS ONCE THE NORM, BUT NO MORE?

    CONSERVATION MUST GO…. NEW THINKING MUST COME…PROGRESSIVE, LIBERTERIAN IS FORWARD THINKING, but you cant teach old dogs new tricks…is part of the reason the Republicans are in my opinion in for more losses into the future unless they embrace the future as suggested by DR RON PAUL.

  • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com Gillysrooms from Australia

    Great articles worth reading in The Phoenix news published by students of Swarthmore College has some excellent articles i cant reprint them…but worth a read.

  • Mary

    This article is very threatening to me and my family. Immorality destroys cultures and we’re just about there. if you want to win join the dumbocrats!

    • DaveH

      Jesus taught tolerance, Mary. Why do you want to mess with other peoples’ bodies and property?

      • Linda

        Not sure what you are trying to say but I don’t think anyone is saying we are trying to take over anybody’s bodies or properties. If woman want to have an abortion that is between them and their God. But please don’t ask my tax dollars to pay for it. If you want to go out and have sex that is fine but please don’t ask for my tax dollars to pay for your birth control. If you don’t want to work that is totally up to you but please don’t come and ask for my tax dollars to support you. If you don’t want to take care of your health that is fine but please don’t ask my tax dollars to pay for your care because you didn’t get health insurance and didn’t take care of yourself. That is what I am tired of.. I am tired of paying more and more tax dollars and working hard for what little money I get to keep so that someone else can take it away to give to someone who doesn’t want to work. I do not mind helping people who truly want to help themselves. I am tired of people trying push homosexuality, abortion, atheism, etc., down my throat. If they want to be gay fine. I could care less but don’t keep telling me about it. I don’t go around telling everyone about my sex life. That is basically what they are doing when every time you turn around you hear them crying and moaning about being gay.

        I am tired of people making choices that are not good ones and expect someone else to take care of what they did. Our lives are what they are because of the choices we make. Do I think there should be programs in place for people who truly want to change their lives or who had something bad happen and they need a little help for awhile yes but the problem is too many people today think that they should just sit back and not do anything to change their lives and expect everyone else to pay for it.

        Obama is a President who thinks that we should work and pay for people who just want to sit on their butts and do nothing. I am not for that. I worked for the government. I hated it and got out. Everyone thought it was such a good job. Well I saw way too many people who think they are entitled in the government. They worked just hard enough to get their paycheck. The wouldn’t learn anything new, they treated the people they were supposed to be working for like trash. They came and went as they liked and when they got themselves in trouble then they went to the Union and the Union fought for their job. I got tired of seeing people do little and expect alot.

        I would work in the private sector any day than work for the government. I am tired of people crying about not getting a job. There are jobs out there but people don’t want to do them. They feel they are too good for them.

        We need a President who will stand up and make the hard decisions. The problem is we have so many bleeding hearts that think we should save every one. WE can help people by teaching them what they can do for themselves not just give them whatever they want.

        All I can do now is pray for the country, The President, the people in government. If we do not change our ways we definitely are on a road of destruction.

      • SamFox

        Dave, Yeshua NEVER taught tolerance for sin. Abortion is a sin. What did Yeshua say about children? Let the children come to me & forbid them not, that those who hurt them should have a millstone tied around their neck & they be tossed in the sea.

        Homosexuality, murder, fornication, theft, lying, greed, covetousness, adultery…those are all what the Bible calls sin.

        Yeshua told the women taken in adultery, “Neither do I condemn you, go and sin NO MORE.” Emphasis added.

        SamFox

      • DaveH

        Linda says — “But please don’t ask my tax dollars to pay for it”.
        And that is exactly how the Conservatives need to approach that issue. That has teeth, unlike trying to dictate somebody else’s choices.
        You think very much like I do, Linda.

      • DaveH

        Sam,
        You are messing with other peoples’ lives. That makes you the aggressor in my book. While the bible has lots of good advice, it was a book written by men, not god, and those men have no more authority over our lives than any currently existing men or women do.
        I applaud those of you who seek to better your own lives through religion. But I look down on those of you who Force your way on others.

        • L. Banks

          Yes, Jesus did teach tolerance, but He also taught justice. When he was in the temple on the Sabbath,and the merchants were selling their wares, Jesus began turning over the tables and disrupting their sales. Tolerance only goes so far when you are flaunting God’s commandments.

          By the way, Jesus also said an interesting quote that very few people know. It is in L uke Chapter 23 verses 28 through 31 when Jesus was carrying the cross on the road to His death. He stopped to speak to the women by the side of the road and said “Daughters of Jerusalem;, weep not over me,; but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

          For behold, the days shall come wherein they will say;Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the paps that have not given suck.

          Then shall they begin to say to the mountains; Fall upon us; and to the hills; Cover us.

          For if in the green wood (unborn) they do these things, what shall be done to the dry (elderly)?

          Jesus knew and was sending a warning. Most people did not listen and are still not listening.

  • Elda

    Sorry dude, this life is just a smidge in time and I will sell my principals for no man. This life is about choices and pressure put on us to drop morals and we EARN our eternal reward by the life we live. This life is nothing compaired to eternity with loved ones. No, it is just fine that bad people are able to earn their own eternal rewards even at the expense of my discomfort, I will not give mine away for anyone!

  • Bill

    “Regardless of moral views, imposition of religious moral standards across vast swaths of a society is a historically impossible idea”.

    Are you serious? I think the marriage of church and state is always a bad idea. Look at England or Europe over the last 5-6 centuries. I also think Christians should not confuse conservatism with biblical Christianity. However, if you think for one minute that liberals don’t impose their their moral and religious worldview at the ballot box, in the education system, in the media, in our family life, in the scientific community, across “vast swaths of society” you are delusional. And don’t tell me that secular humanists aren’t inherently religious. Humans are inescapably religious. They may create their own gods, but they will worship something.

    Most conservatives that I know oppose abortion because they know it is murder, and believe it is the State’s, God mandated authority to protect life. Rampant, promiscuous homosexuality is usually associated with collapsing empires and while we don’t seek to persecute homosexuals we see state sponsored approbation of it as being detrimental to society. Of course that automatically makes us racist, sexist, homophobic, neanderthals in some people’s small minds.

    The problem with the Republican party is that is has patronized moral people for decades and then flipped them off once they achieved power. On the other hand, Libertarians are knowingly or unknowingly sitting at the alter of Aleister Crowley. “Do what thou wilt, shall be the whole of the law” was his mantra. Of course they will add, “as longs as it does no harm to anyone” but then, who gets to define what “harm” is? So, “libertarian-izing” the Republican party will just corrupt it more than it already is.

    I guess what it all comes down to is this. The political system in America is broken because it is full of corrupt, self serving sociopaths. Divorcing all moral imperatives from the party will just get you a more corrupt and dangerous party. Is there any hope? Yes, for those who have ears to hear…

    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

    Rom 5:6-11
    6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

    7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

    8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

    10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

    11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

  • http://cmcooper2012.wordpress.com CMCooper

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  • Bjay59

    C’mon people, wake up !!. The reason President Obama and the Democrats won is because president Obama and his advisers are waaaaaay smarter than the leaders of the Republican Party. Democratic leaders recognize that the demographics have changed in this country and that you need a broad coalition of voters if you want to win a national (the presidency) election..You need the Latinos, the Blacks, the Asians, Women of all races, Gays, Young people of all races, the unemployed, the homeless and all disenfranchised people regardless of whom they may be and the reason for their disenfranchisement. Romney did NOT have that. He had the same old Republican ideology of “we brake for the rich and well to do”,. You have to recognize that in 20 years most people in this country will be brown or darker and you no longer can depend on the ‘White Male Vote” to get you to the top. You must include and accept other people in your fold, if you don’t your Party will NOT be a viable influence in future elections as Democrats will be permanent tenants in your ” White House”..

    • DaveH

      It is not “smarter” to propagandize people and buy votes. It is just more devious.

  • Bill Thomas

    The facts are that the demographics in this country are changing so fast that it may not be possible for a real Conservative to win a national election from here on out. With Blacks and Hispanics solidly in the Democratic corner, and Whites dividing their votes among the candidates, each election cycle means that there is going to be less conservatives around to vote. Lastly, as far as reaching out to Blacks and other minority groups, with Blacks again voting almost 95% for the brother, one can obviously see that it was more than anything else about skin color. How else can you explain any group of people voting for one candidate? It obviously wasn’t his record.

    • robert in Boone

      Your right Bill….I was a life long working class Democrat, before the Obama era. I voted for Mitt for economic change. I see the country I love, that my family has fought for generations going down the toilet, too many young people are unemployed or working for minimun wage. While illegal and legal immigrants are now getting good jobs. Obama’s policies have failed, this election should have been a slam dunk, the focus should have been on economic issues.

      • DaveH

        The problem is, Robert, that Romney didn’t represent that change. He didn’t present a compelling enough change to throw out the sitting President.
        Ron Paul would have been a real change, but the Crony Capitalists in the Republican Party were more interested in feathering their own nests than doing what is best for the people.

  • Patrick T Vogel

    It always sounds nice to say let’s just focus on economics and smaller government. In the good ol days when most of America was.productive that was possible. Today, the largest issues we face are symptoms of a crisis of virtue. Right wrong or indifferent a “crusader” is precisely what we need.

  • http://none John Dough

    JOHN,

    Does anyone beliebe in good and evil, Know or care about such things? The compromisers do not.

  • Karl

    Sam,
    You do not have to put us conservatives out to pasture.
    I am leaving the GOP after 35 years. The GOP does not represent conservatives anymore and I am tired of being used as their “loyal base”. I am tired of inept leadership that cannot win a national office. I am tired of “compromise” because we have to and they don’t have to. I am tired of voting for the lesser of two evils. (A Mormon vs a Muslim..really?!)
    I will now vote where I belong. With the Libertarians. The 1% that Mitt needed.
    They may lose but that is the same result as the GOP.
    RIP GOP
    Karl

  • robert in Boone

    I did not vote for Mitt because of his moral convictions or even because he is a likeable guy. I voted for him for economic change. I am pro-life, pro-gun rights and for strict immigration enforcement but these are legal issues that the President has little control over.

  • Patriot

    It looks as though no matter who the candidate is in some of these areas, the people vote Democrat. It could an orange juice can or for that matter Jesse Jackson Jr., hiding from investigators, what a scum bag this guy is. Anyhow, my strategy would be to primary these people with Conservatives (acting and talking like liberals) the agenda would be to clean out all the incumbents, start new, etc. blah, blah, then once there is an election either the Conservative on the Demo side wins or the Republican wins, in this scenario we win no matter what. Seems like we need a new strategy built on the stupidity of some of these areas, people that will never see the light. Thoughts?

  • Bill

    I agree with this article. I only voted for mitt because he was not Obama. The traditional republican party is dead. People are not buying the moral compass that they project. It is time for all working, productive people to rally around third party candidates such as Gary Johnson.

    What will happen in the future is that job opportunities will be far less, unless you get a public sector job or are an illegal immigrant, and anyone with any assets will be targeted as the rich and will have to work to protect those assets from the government thieves who will to give them to the unproductive.

    Maybe people will wake up before it is too late but I doubt it

  • 3

    I am a fiscal and social conservative and I somewhat agree with this article. However, athough no one is being forced to have an abortion, I as a taxpayer, am being forced to pay for them. That is where I have to draw the line and where social and fiscal issues cannot be separated.

  • brett

    you guys do realize that rand was an atheist who rejected the teachings of christ? and that her in her very distinct caste system society, her philosophies only recognized the rights of elitist and the majority of us are no more than moochers in her eyes? i mean, think about how callously galt and the other producers abandoned society over their own selfishness?

  • Patriot

    F—the mush Republicans, new strategy take over the Democats by stealth! Reverse their own strategy on them.

    It looks as though no matter who the candidate is in some of these areas, the people vote Democrat. It could an orange juice can or for that matter Jesse Jackson Jr., hiding from investigators, what a scum bag this guy is. Anyhow, my strategy would be to primary these people with Conservatives (acting and talking like liberals) the agenda would be to clean out all the incumbents, start new, etc. blah, blah, then once there is an election either the Conservative on the Demo side wins or the Republican wins, in this scenario we win no matter what. Seems like we need a new strategy built on the stupidity of some of these areas, people that will never see the light. Thoughts?

    • http://www.facebook.com/tony.newbill1 Tony Newbill

      Patriot you need to ask why they are Not doing their job following the Constitution , its because they have gave up on the idea that free will Liberty and growth under a capitalist economy thats driven by a For profit consumption rate is killing earths Ecosystem in their Minds and so the Fundamental Transformation is a shift away from SELF reliance and capitalism to a Government ran economy to control the rate of consumption to save Earth is why they are not doing their job according to the US Constitution anymore , and they are slowly grinding down the capital system to a Halt with DEBT . This idea they think will be the most peaceful transition and Obama has been prepping the society for this by denouncing Capitalism as a failed system that never has worked Never will , you have heard him say this over and over as he puts more and more people on the welfare system and other Government ran programs making them Dependent on his Ideas and they Vote for that . Read and listen to these links , these are the technocrats that make up the adviser Boards that Obama is Listening too as well as the RINO republicans too .
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/apr/26/world-population-resources-paul-ehrlich , http://thetruthwins.com/archives/the-population-control-agenda-of-the-radical-humanists-who-would-love-for-you-and-i-to-die
      And its the Global Population they are freaked out about being Unsustainable , so why should we in the USA give up our Liberties when we are a sustainable society if you stabilize Immigration from the Unsustainable nations ??? The fertility charts show this to be the case , the CIA has a website link to Fertility nations by nations that shows the Developed nations are sustainable growth so why should we have to give up our FREE market system self reliance and liberty to allow global consumption rate control ???

      • http://www.facebook.com/tony.newbill1 Tony Newbill

        Patriot you need to ask why they are Not doing their job following the Constitution , its because they have gave up on the idea that free will Liberty and growth under a capitalist economy thats driven by a For profit consumption rate is killing earths Ecosystem in their Minds and so the Fundamental Transformation is a shift away from SELF reliance and capitalism to a Government ran economy to control the rate of consumption to save Earth is why they are not doing their job according to the US Constitution anymore , and they are slowly grinding down the capital system to a Halt with DEBT . This idea they think will be the most peaceful transition and Obama has been prepping the society for this by denouncing Capitalism as a failed system that never has worked Never will , you have heard him say this over and over as he puts more and more people on the welfare system and other Government ran programs making them Dependent on his Ideas and they Vote for that . Read and listen to these links , these are the technocrats that make up the adviser Boards that Obama is Listening too as well as the RINO republicans too .
        http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/apr/26/world-population-resources-paul-ehrlich , ht tp://thetruthwins.com/archives/the-population-control-agenda-of-the-radical-humanists-who-would-love-for-you-and-i-to-die
        And its the Global Population they are freaked out about being Unsustainable , so why should we in the USA give up our Liberties when we are a sustainable society if you stabilize Immigration from the Unsustainable nations ??? The fertility charts show this to be the case , the CIA has a website link to Fertility nations by nations that shows the Developed nations are sustainable growth so why should we have to give up our FREE market system self reliance and liberty to allow global consumption rate control ???

        • Patriot

          Hey thanks Tony, this is exactly why I put this out there! Good stuff!

  • Patriot

    We can start next cycle with Big Dick Durbin here in Illinois!

  • Rev_Mike

    “No American is forced to have an abortion”

    Unfortunately, two people are involved, Mother and Child. The Child is indeed forced to undergo an abortion against his/her will.

    As a Christian first, and then libertarian where it fits, I can give you gay marriage, marijuana use, smoking, drinking, adultery as so-called “harmless” vices, but the murder of an innocent is just as repulsive whether in or out of a womb. The “rights of the mother to her own body” must of be respected, but when they take the life of another, it has gone beyond a mere preference or inconvenience.

    This has all been debated for decades. It still boils down to whether the child IS or IS NOT a living human. I claim that what we believe has no effect on 1) what actually IS, or 2) what the Creator knows and enforces.

    Both sides can’t be RIGHT.

    • DaveH

      So, Mike, I take it then that you are against killing people who have not attacked the US?

      • Rev_Mike

        I have no idea what you’re implying, or what trap you’re trying to set. What I said clearly was that I am against a Mother murdering her Child. I did not imply anything else.

      • DaveH

        I find it quite common for those of you, who fight so hard to make other peoples’ decisions about Abortion, to turn a blind eye to the overseas killings that are perpetrated by the US Government.
        I’m just wondering if you’re consistent in your beliefs or if you’re the typical religious person who can rationalize killing if it’s done your way.

    • http://none Charlie

      Rev_Mike,,,
      How did you become a Christian according to The Bible? The Bible is the final Authority on most any subject regarding human life, most people that call themselves Christian cannot even tell others how or what they did according to The Bible to become a Christian… So? what am I to believe some nitwit is a Christian just because he says he is ? IF some one cannot answer basic questions FROM The Bible on a web site such as this one,,,then “they” don’t have the needed info on top of their head… It’s one thing to think something ,,,BUT,,,it’s a much bigger issue IF you don’t KNOW subject matter…
      Man wrote The Bible ,,,but,,,under the control of God. That means God wrote The Bible.
      Is that a work condition that’s hard to understand? THINKING you are Christian does NOT make you Christian… Obeying what The Bible says to do “”"IN contexts”"”makes you a Christian… Meanwhile …………..
      Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing… Acts 2:38 is salvation per 1 Peter 3:21…

      Charlie Freedom

      • Frank Kahn

        Do you ever get tired of asking that inane question, I know I get tired of hearing it.

    • http://none Charlie

      Frank Kahn,,.
      Well ,,,answer it , then We’ll have to come up with another question from The Bible ,of course….

      • Frank Kahn

        Look up the word inane, it will give you a hint as to how I feel about your question.

      • http://none Charlie

        Frank Kahn,,,
        Are Edomites cursed forever? are you an Edomite ? See Malachi 1:1–5… Meanwhile…
        Praise King for Salvation and Healing… Acts 2:38 is salvation…

        Charlie Freedom

        • Frank Kahn

          More inane questions

      • http://none Charlie

        Frank Kahn,,,
        Well,,, answer ,or shut up…………….

        • Frank Kahn

          Strange, Charlie, I dont remember you being anointed or appointed as ruler of this blog. I have no need nor any requirement to answer your inane questions. I will suffer to read each and every one of your posts, and when they become inane I will let you know each and every time.

  • Sonia

    The title of this article reveals a faulty premise. It was George Washington who said that “religion and morality are indispensable” to the liberty of a nation. The Republican Party will no longer be the party of the moral people of this country if it sides with the communist democrat party that half of its citizens do not prize morality as necessary principles of freedom. The Republican Party may sell out its constituents if it so desires, but it will be left without supporters. Forsaking morality is siding with the godless communists who think that they are “progressives’. This is very bad advice. If becoming amoral is necessary to winning an election, then let it go the way of communism.

    • DaveH

      There is a difference, Sonia, between practicing your religion, and using Government to force it on others.

      • Linda

        Dave how can you say that? Government is pushing paying abortion with our tax dollars. Our tax dollars pays for people who are drug addicts, alcoholics, etc. Our tax dollars are paying for birth control. You say you don’t want religion in the government but yet you want us who don’t believe in this to pay for it. Doesn’t make sense to me.

      • DaveH

        It doesn’t make sense to you, Linda, because I didn’t say anything about government Forcing people to pay for other peoples’ mistakes. That is wrong. I wouldn’t be a True Libertarian if I thought it was okay to Force you to pay for other peoples’ errors. So basically your comment is a non-sequitur.

    • http://none Charlie

      DaveH,,,
      King Jesus said IF you love Me , obey Me,,, is discipline force? The Bible also says “every knee will bend to King Jesus” is that by force or love or discipline???
      We think , Dave does not UNDERSTAND all he thinks he knows about The Bible…..
      Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing… Acts 2:38 is salvation…

      Charlie Freedom

  • deerinwater

    Well I liked your write up Sam. and i agree with you. I also loved Ayn Rand novels ~ she was brilliant, she was a wordsmith of high caliber, she was also lacking in many areas, she was self absorbed , she was a manipulative, narcissistic bitch and a unfaithful companion.

    This quote ; “American way of life was capitalism, that that was the politico-economic system born and established in the United States, the system which, in one brief century, achieved a level of freedom, of progress, of prosperity, of human happiness, unmatched in all the other systems and centuries combined—and that that is the system which they are now allowing to perish by silent default.”

    Very skillfully written. but what is miss here as she attempt to validate capitalism? In the hundred years she is speaking of, the world went from a wood navy to a steel navy ~ and Europe, the crown jewel of the industrial age was consumed by the darkness of war(s) ~ America did not suffer armed conflict on her mainland. ~ It was this isolation from destruction that left our infrastructural intact and allowed all this wealth to be created ~ in just 100 years.

    ~ Okay ~ the forces of supply and demand by any other name would smell just as sweet. Would it not?

    But ~ yes! Separation of church and state is a must ~ These Tea party people need to address their concern of morality from the church side and not government.

    The Neocon? ~ needs to back it down several notches ~We don’t need to be stealing from other nations, or attempt to control them with gunboat diplomacy, it’s cheaper to just buy it outright and learn to get along.

    • Linda

      Again how can you say church and state must be separated? Yet you are saying that if we do not believe in abortion, or birth control we have no say that our tax dollars are used for such. You can’t have it both ways. The only way this country is going to get back to what it was is if people realize that they have control over their lives. It is the choices they are making that is causing their lives to be what it is. They make bad choices and then expect government programs to take care of them. Until we realize that government was not put in place to take care of people is the only way this country is going to be great again.

      • http://none Charlie

        Linda,,,
        Don’t fret ,,,deerinwater and daveh are NOT as smart as they think they are… When America is taken back or taken away , it will be by King Jesus and His Men, as called out in contextual sequence in The Bible… Meanwhile ……………..
        Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing… Acts 2:38 is salvation…

        Charlie Freedom

  • Liberty Lover

    The GOP became virtually irrelevant on Tuesday. Only after a very long, deep dark night will liberty be poised for a comeback. The people who seem to understand this best are those who emigrated here from Russia in search of the American dream.

    • MNIce

      “Irrelevant?” If the election had been an 80-20 blowout, your claim might be believable. But the margin was less than 1% in much of the country, and the pre-election polling indicated much of the support for either side was soft and easily swayed.

      It was a close election. This nation is deeply divided. I see a lot of claims that the two parties are the same, but they are not. Their moral positions are vastly different.

      Indeed, the very issues the author of this article says we should have focussed on are moral issues. Chief among those is the national debt. Borrowing money with no clear plan to repay is equivalent to stealing from the lender. Entailing the debt onto the next generation is stealing from the children. Buying votes with welfare programs is bribery (“I want my ObamaPHONE!” – who can listen to that without disgust?). Taking tax money to buy the votes is robbery. Targeting the wealthy for higher tax rates is based on covetousness.

      No, the Republican Party may be nearly powerless for the next two years, but it is hardly irrelevant.

  • cerebus23

    Freedom of choice, the government should not be in the business of morals period. end of story.

    Your guy wins you get 4 to 8 years of god is great abortion is bad mmk, the other guy wins you get god is evil and gay sex is great, is it just as idiotic on one side as it is the other.

    You all realize that the more you hand over to the government be it money, morality, freedom, the more they take the more they regulate and the more they control.

    Let people decide for themselves, in the privacy of their own lives and homes what is right for them let you decide in your life and the privacy of your home what is right for you,

    Try looking in a mirror and recall how you feel or felt when someone was trying to change your core being. Now imagine if the government was leglislating that enforcing that by fines, jail, how the hell is that workable at all? how fair is it when it is say communists in charge as opposed to good god fearing christians, how about when a muslim president wins? Oh boy we could have fun with this one berkas for all and cainings for any girl that disrespects their betters, how about government approved beheadings?

    For gods sake keep the governments nose out of people’s personal lives. It will eventually work against you.

    We can demand more honesty out of our media, our politicians, and the people we call as friends, we can hope to see more honor and respect among people, but i would cringe to even think that goverment has any way shape or business telling people to do these things, what we should do is lead by example, what we should do is challenge lies with truth.

    does not lies boil down to the fundamental core of what is wrong with our whole political system? the fact that our politicians cannot even call lies lies they call it spin, how about we start right here, we call spin lies, we call discreationary spending pork or better yet even we can call that bribes and kickbacks, we could start wiring candidates up and shocking them each and every time they lie, we could get real moderators and have you know real debates, no pre arranged talk fests, unscripted, people talkign to each other, moderators that know the materials and challenge people when they get off base.

    we started doing a few of these things we sure as hell would have better leaders in general. we would not have a den of liars cheats and theives “serving” us in washington.

    get off morality and get on truth, that i could back and we need a lot more of truth in politics in our press and in ourselves.

  • scott schwartz

    I have been saying the same thing in every gop poll I have gotten for years, get the moral issues out of the party objectives.Even God doesn’t legislate morality, he gave free will. Morality comes from each person and God will judge then for their choices, it is not man’s job to legislate it, only to carry the message. The only way for that to be done effectively is through a limited government which does not intrude on personal choices and free speech. That means a conservative government, as the left only believes in free speech if it agrees with them.while I whole heartedly believe in spreading God’s word as an individual, government has no place in doing so, therefore the gop and conservatives as a whole have no business making these issues a part of their plank each year. Morality is not morality if it is legislated, then it is simply law morality must come from the heart to hold value with God.

    • MNIce

      “God doesn’t legislate morality?!!” When was the last time you read Leviticus or Deuteronomy? God did indeed write moral laws for us because without them we would rapidly destroy ourselves. What you should have said is He did not program us to follow them like puppets on strings.

      The reason He did not do so is that while one can prize a puppet as a possession, one cannot love it as a person.

      • Biff

        Deuteronomy? Yes MNIce… finally someone who advocates the stoning of women who were not virgins when they got married. If your wife isn’t a virgin when you marry her you and your buddies can stone her to death on your father-in-law’s doorstep! (Deut 22:21)

        Of course, we’ll have to rise taxes to provide for all of the happily married newlyweds…

        “If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.” (Deut 24:5) This sounds like more of those entitlements the Democrats hand-out to the 47%.

        Deuteronomy… hahaha… this nonsense has NOTHING to do with modern life.

      • http://none Charlie

        Biff ,,,,
        You are duped, deceived and deluded by the Satanic powers that be………………
        Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing… Acts 2:38 is salvation…

        Charlie Freedom

  • daniel

    I hate to disagree with the posting of this article. Like right I will disagree all the way. A person does not have to push their moral or religious views on others. However, there is the question of what does one use for a moral compass?
    In todays’ society legality and morality have become alomost mutually exclusive of each other. Just because something is legal does not make it moral. Situational ethics is how we run business and politics nowdays. You can have no trust in people or systems that employ those methods. That is just a part of the reasons that we as a nation have lost trust in our “leaders” and idols. Our ability to make sound decisions rests not on the legality of anything. It rests on our morals to guide us as to whether something isright or wrong. I am a Christian and I use the Bible as a guiding force in my life. I am not perfect so sometimes I really need a lot of help. Humanism offers no hope or gidance as to the morality of anything. It does not allow for trust and confidence that one must have to grow relationships.
    No now more than ever we need a moral compass and I hope a Biblical worldview would be the one that wins. Nevertheless legality without morality will only end up with a bigger mess than we are in now.

    • MNIce

      That’s exactly right, daniel! Capitalism cannot exist without morality. The Soviet system collapsed because its people could not trust each other, and the Russian economy lags far behind its potential because the people still do not trust each other. Trust is an essential ingredient for efficient trade. If you cannot buy gold without reasonable assurance you aren’t getting a plated block of tungsten instead, you would be reluctant to hand over your resources to the gold seller without a lot of expensive testing.

      But property is not the only subject of morality. Sexual immorality distorts the market. It spreads costly diseases and forces the diversion of resources to the medical sector. It causes psychological and relational problems that hamper the social interactions so necessary to a thriving economy. (For example, the whole issue of workplace sexual harassment, real or imagined, is a distraction and diversion of resources stemming from sexual permissiveness.) Sexual immorality creates most of the market for contraceptives – consumables which provide no positive value. Moreover, the pharmaceutical types are destructive beyond their function, for the metabolites cause reproductive problems for fish in the rivers downstream of metropolitan sewage treatment plants.

      A pattern of sexual immorality distorts the demographics of the nation in a very negative way. Society is at its best when children are raised in a family bound by marriage of the parents, but children raised in single-parent homes do more poorly in school, are more likely to abuse drugs and engage in criminal activity, are less productive as adults and far more likely to be welfare dependents. Many women try to avoid the problem by killing their children in abortion mills, and wound themselves psychologically and spiritually (aside from the medical risks).

      The abandonment of marriage and consequent reduction in the number of children being raised to be productive members of society has a long-term economic consequence for this generation. Social Security and Medicare are inherently pyramid schemes. One of the primary reasons they are so laden with unfunded liabilities is that there are not enough workers in their prime earnings years; one-third of them were killed in the first decade following the Roe v. Wade decision. Consequently, we are top-heavy with retirees. Too many of them spent their live partying instead of providing for their retirement either through savings or the next generation. It is difficult to maintain a prosperous economy in this situation.

      The notion that we can have a decent economic and political system without morality is simply absurd. Immorality has unhappy consequences in the here and now as well as the hereafter.

  • KJQ

    Well, Sam, here is the problem with your viewpoint. Fiscal conservatism (which is all that would differentiate Republicans from Democrats in your ideal view) is itself at heart a moral issue. Why not spend money you don’t have. Why not take money from those who have and redistribute it to those who don’t? The reasons for doing or not doing these things are moral arguments. There are no pure fiscal arguments used by either side, which is fortunate because pure fiscal arguments lead to a lot of things like infanticide, euthanasia, and genocide.

    The real reason Republicans are losing political battles is that the people they wish to govern no longer hold to Judeo-Christian values as they did in the past. The answer to that is to change people, not the party. Todd Friel gives a good summary in less than 6 minutes here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NlEqseCKI84

  • William

    I agree wholeheartedly!!

  • John Eidsmoe

    Sam, It sounds to me like you are on a moral crusade of your own.
    Please note that the arguments you make (no one is forced to have an abortion, etc.) could be and were made just as strongly for slavery.

  • Liberty for All

    Sam,
    I understand the sentiment, but you are looking only at one side of the coin. Certainly the “Moral Crusading”, as you call it, is turning off voters that would otherwise support the GOP. But it is just as certainly attricting voters who would otherwise support Democrats. Many opponents of abortion and same-sex marriage are also supporters of government enforced social justice.

  • Barbara

    The GOP needs to change their ways if they ever want to win the Presidency again. They did Ron Paul wrong, and then they wouldn’t even “allow” any of the 3rd party candidates to debate with them. That ticked some of us off. Romney wasn’t a strong enough person to go up against O-bummer. Plus voter fraud was allowed to happen too. People were voting for Romney but the machines defaulted to Obama, some people were allowed to vote more than once if they were going to be voting for Obama. Our Presidential elections are far from being fair. I’m not even sure if I want to vote again the next time around, or maybe I will switch my registry to one of the 3rd parties for next time.

  • Muggs37

    It is my humble opinion, which happens to fly in the face of this author, that it is not prudent to set aside ANY moral standards just to win an election. The problem lies in the fact that not enough people have the courage of their moral convictions; the problem lies in the fact that not enough religious leaders bring biblical principles to their people soon enough and often enough. The problem lies in the fact that we have allowed immorality to exist without challenging it. Gov. Romney exuded moral principles – this is not a failure but an asset. The reality is that we have allowed God to be taken out of the equation and we will never recover until we restore Him.

  • http://www.group765.com Rob

    You are absolutely and totally wrong. Who do you point to as the founding fathers? Washington? Jefferson? Adams? Franklin? Monroe? Who? Great Presidents? Lincoln? Washington? Reagan? Have you EVEN READ any of their personal writings and reflection in real time as they made the decisions and took the stands they did? EVERY ONE OF THEM stated that the ability to HAVE A VIEW of right and wrong DEMANDED a belief in God… there is no logical non-subjective origin or end without the reality of God.

    Liberalism, modernism, post-modernism, progressivism, statism, Marxism et al are seeded in the rejection of the absolute reality of God and the promotion of the total subjectivism of man. That is a complete FAIL in practice as well as theory – vis a vis, our government today and all of Europe.

    There IS absolute truth, there IS right and wrong, there IS evil and good and you had better figure that out quick. Anything else and you are part of the problem – the condescension on your part is not only ridiculous, it is nearer the position of the liberal than the liberty-loving independent you espouse.

    Read Reagan’s personal diaries and you will find the humility of a real leader faced with the reality of an absolute God… the God of the Bible not some subjective conjuring of an overactive imagination.

    Get real.

  • Rosegarten

    Actually, the crusading is not a bad thing – it is their delivery, full of hate, demeaning, ugly, rabid, self righteous. This is their problem – the delivery.

    • MNIce

      That is true of some amateur bloggers. However, very few of the experienced politicians campaign this way; those who do don’t stay in the business long enough to become “experienced” because the Republican rank and file doesn’t stand for this stuff.

      Hatred, self-righteousness, etc. work very well for Democrats – you don’t have to listen very long to hear Barack Obama and his friends vilify “the millionaires and billionaires” and Republicans in general. The “Throwing Granny Over the Cliff” television advertisement was the very essence of self-righteous lying about the opposition to generate hatred. It was not the Republicans who produced and aired it.

  • Gregory

    Sam, you are SO right !

    I am an example of the GOP’s problem. Registered and raised a Republican (about 65 yrs ago) this WASP is still fiscally conservative, but I’m socially moderate like most of my friends.

    We continue to be repelled by the holier-than-thou baloney being espoused by the “modern GOP” and thus we voted for the party which does not try to control our moral beliefs. We will continue to do so.

  • George Charles

    You’re right Sam, the real Christians ought to let the establishment Republicans and all their fine-sounding heathen friends have the Party to themselves and watch what a REAL train wreck it becomes. Take all those evangelical voters and remove their socially conservative issues from the Republican platform thereby removing all further pretense that the establish cares at all, and let the powermeisters loose, unrestrained. That goes for the Tea Party as well since a large portion of them are evangelical believers in the US Constitution. You seem to think that you can separate the faith of Christians from the faith in the US Constitution…good luck with that. In any case, Republicans wouldn’t be in the situation they are, as good as it is, without the evangelic vote and the Tea Party. Why don’t we just withdraw all that support and watch the REAL RINOs flounder in their own feces? BTW…you can’t ask people of faith to put that faith aside for politics because their allegiances are to God and Jesus first, not the Republican Party, and the sooner the party gets THAT through their head, the better.

  • boyscout

    Sorry Sam, but it’s time we straightened out America with an Evangelical televangelist president who will correct the moral abuses of both government and nation with fear of God and poisonous reptiles. He could address the nation from a pulpit and enforce Christian Law with the sword of Righteousness, have our citizenry multiply till we fill every nook and cranny of this land from sea to shining sea, and finally cast out all of the unbelievers. Hallelujah !

    • MikeW

      And he would probably wind up losing by more of a landslide than McGovern in 1972! While most Americans do identify themselves as religious or spiritual, Fundamentalist Christians make up a relatively small percentage of them. Otherwise, wouldn’t Aiken and Mourdock have won easily on Tuesday instead of being trounced by their opponents? Claire McCaskill was as weak and vulnerable as should could possibly have been, and Aiken couldn’t beat her. Obviously his hard-core Christian supporters don’t have the electoral clout they think they have.

  • Deb

    Of course you are 100% correct Mr. Rolly. Government is not about religion. It is about protecting the God-given right to the pursuit of happiness. The founding fathers may have been very religious men, but they were very careful to be Libertarian in the founding documents of this great nation. I don’t know what percentage of Americans are Christian, but I do know that using government to impose Christian values on non-Christians is no more justified than redistributing wealth through taxation. We are a nation of laws and Christians who want to ensure that other Americans live by Christian values can accomplish that by enacting laws that reflect those values and having government enforce those laws. Period. Religion belongs nowhere else in government. And as long as Republicans continue to think that they can dictate their religious values outside of established law, this country has NO chance to stop its financial destruction by the Democrats with their socialist values.

  • good time charlie

    John Boehner and John MCain are weak sistersand not good for america.

  • MikeW

    I don’t disagree on the importance of morality, BUT I do disagree that it is the job of government to impose or enforce a code of morality. True Conservatism stands for the priniciple of minimal intrusion of Government into the lives of its citizens. Period.

    In historical context, Conservatives were the “strict constructionists”, who believed that the power of the federal government was limited to the strict letter of the dlegated powers spelled out in the Constitution. No more; no less.

    In historical context, Liberals were the “loose constructionists”, who believed that, while the power of the federal government originated with the delegated powers spelled out in the Constitution, that those delegated powers were merely “guidelines” subject to “interpretation” with changing times.

    Teaching morality is the job of parents and their freely chosen religious institutions. If you as parents can’t raise your children with a strong moral center, respect for the person, property, and beliefs of others, etc., then no amount of laws or government regulation will be able to “fix” the problem. If you as parents abdicate your sacred responsibility to raise your children to be moral, upstanding citizens, you shouldn’t expect someone else (least of all a meddlesome and intrusive government) to do it for you.

    • Steve Robinson

      You are right. It is the job of parents or family to teach their children right from wrong, not the government’s. What some people out there fail to realize is that the people of this country do not want the government telling them what to think, and while I consider myself a moral person, I do not want the government telling me that either.

    • MNIce

      How did you manage to live this long without realizing that the imposition of morality is the very essence of government? “… all men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men …” This was a part of American governing philosophy from its beginning; the quote is from the Declaration of Independence.

      Who is responsible for setting trade standards to prevent people from stealing through dishonest measures? Government. Who is responsible for punishing thieves, kidnappers, murderers etc. so others will be deterred from preying on their fellows? Government. Who is responsible for prohibiting the irresponsible disposal of waste so we can all enjoy clean air, water and soil? Government. All of these are impositions of a moral code.

      The question is not whether government should impose morality, but at which level it is best to do so. Under the legal construction of our government, states would have the responsibility for laws against murder, including against abortion on demand, and the Federal government would only have the power to see that the laws are in place and enforced equitably (as per the 14th Amendment). However, the Federal government is actually blocking laws against abortion, and many federal politicians, including Mr. Obama, promote abortion with their insistence that it be made available at the expense of other people. Thus we have a far more serious problem – the Federal imposition of immorality upon the people.

      • MikeW

        The problem with giving government the power to legislate morality is the very slippery slope it creates. For example, in the extreme it would provide a valid legal basis for a community within the US to impose Shariah Law on its populace if they could get enough Muslims or sympathizers elected to the town council.

        One of the prime motivations for the original settlers in this land was to escape religious persecution in the Old World. Such persecution was usually carried out in the name of an official state religion, such as the Church of England, or the Spanish Inquisition conducted by the Catholic Church. Anyone deemed a “heretic” or dissident would be imprisoned and tortured until they died or renounced their faith. THAT is what you get when you mix religion and government. Kinda like most of the Middle East is today. And quite frankly, I don’t hear a whole lot of difference between the intolerant rantings of Fundamentalist Christians and those of Fundamentalist Muslims like the ruling Mullahs in Iran. They both seem to be on the same page on many social issues.

        The whole point of the “Freedom of Religion” provision in the First Amendment was to give people the right to worship as they pleased, without government imposing any kind of religious standard upon them. Morality is a spiritual issue and a character issue, NOT a legal issue. Yes, our Founding Fathers were Christians, and based many of our original laws on Christian principals, BUT they also very clearly established a separation of Church and State for the path to the future. Government should not meddle in religion, and likewise religion should not meddle in government. Both have valid places in peoples lives, but should never mix.

        As stated in my previous post, it is the job, in fact the OBLIGATION, of parents to ingrain a sense of morality and decency on their children when raising them, NOT the government’s. To instill in them a respect for others, including those who be exercising their Constitutional right to believe differently.

        And to many of the posters here…ever heard the old saying about “preaching to the choir”? The only people battling alongside you are already believers in your cause. You will not win any converts on a political blog by quoting scripture. If you can’t make your case in secular terms, you are truly only “preaching to the choir” as everyone else tunes you out. And THAT is the point that Sam Rolley was attempting to make with this article. For the party to survive and thrive, Republicans MUST be welcoming and inclusive, NOT judgmental and divisive. Morality can be used effectively to SHAPE policy, but it should not BE policy.

  • shai

    The problem with the republican party is they cater to the old white racist male.They have forgotten that they are black people, hispanics, college graduates and people under 30 who can think independently.If the Republicans continue to spread their message of hate and old white supremacy they will never see a presidency anytime soon.Furthermore the elections proved that old white billionaires cannot and never should they be able to buy the American vote. Wake up and realise your very negative policies and pushing positions of hate and complete fabrications will never be successful.Congratulations President Obama.My only regret is that you only have four more years.

    • peter t.

      Sounds like to me that you are the one full of hate and racism. Ranting and raving about white, elderly, moral men is a racist statement. The very thing you complain about is exactly what you are in favor of. How narrow minded can one be. There will always be a faction in the United States that are moral, conservative, religious people. The country is full of us and we wil not go away. This is our country and we aim to keep it. Just because Obama won re-election doesn’t mean doodles to us, just makes us more strong and willing to fight for what we believe. We refuse to settle into Socialism (communism) and a amoral society of which you propose for us to accept. Never.

  • peter t.

    I disagree rather strongly on not providing a moral plank to the republican party. We have been and should continue to be the stalwart of morality in this country, just like in the founding of this country. Our founding fathers were Christians, don’t think so then do yourself a favor and research it you will be very surprised at how strongly they pointed to their Christian faith in developing the United States. Remove the morality plank from the republicans and you will immediately create a third party, the non-moral thinking of the new republican party will vanish from existence or struggle to be something without any chance in the world to be elected to anything.

    • Dyana Hilliard

      “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams

  • Steve

    There are many, many
    causes the election turned out as it did. The moral stance of most conservatives is an easy target. Blaming the election results on the moral stance of conservatives is like blaming a rear-end collision on the stop sign.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tom.miller.39501 Tom Miller

      Steve; I am sincerely of the opinion that if the Romney/Ryan team had softened their stance on Abortion and on Same Sex marriage,if they had proclaimed that ALL PEOPLE, MEN, WOMEN, GAY OR STRAIGHT were created EQUAL and that they should all be treated the same and have the same rights, whether it be in payroll or in their private lives, most likely we would have a REPUBLICAN in the White House.

      Instead they had to push their agenda of THEIR view of MORALITY on everyone else, and that will never work in an educated society. Young people, the ones that turned the tide to the Democrats,are far better educated now than they ever were before,and they will not stand for the superiority attitude of the old school Republican Party.

  • http://Yahoo.com Maynard

    I have spent several hours reading through all of the comments. and trying to get some idea what you all think about the issues. I am the enemy because I am not conservative, libertarian, neo-con, Republican and generally would be called a liberal. I do not believe the Old Testament but have tried to figure out how it got such a grasp over peoples’ thinking. Since it was written down by an ancient people from whom most of us are not biologically closely related, it is rather odd to find Western Europeans, Australian aborigines, Asian Thais and many other diverse peoples from wherever under the spell of the rather muddled, barbaric and illogical stories these obviously ethnocentric and despised tribes wrote down and labeled the word of God.. Today we would call them Middle Eastern Judeo-Christian myths. I have been exposed to other religions but the main influences has been Christian and Buddhist.
    I consider myself to be a pantheist and my morality generally could be boiled down to the Golden Rule. I like Christ’s philosophy and in particular that expressed in the Lord’s Prayer.
    To me the whole hangup about abortion and homosexuality is what has gradually been isolating conservative thinkers from the mainstream society. They used to be mainstream when I was up to my thirties in the late ’70s to 1980′s but things changed at different rates and in different places.
    I believe in birth control and the morning after pill because there is no evidence of any form of abortion at that stage. Although I am in favor of the woman’s right to choose up through the first trimester I think woman have a responsibility to do so as early as possible in order to not offend the sensibilities of others. To me all life is not inviolate or I would have to never consume plants and animals from single cell size through whales and elephants and algae to redwoods as well as other mammals and humans. I believe we should try to preserve some environments where we try not to interfere, in general, so nature can interact without our dominion. We have to control some populations to allow for a good and healthy diversity.
    As a pantheist, I see myself as trapped in this finite body but in theory at least I am you and you are me and we are the Walrus, er, I mean we are everything else. Why do I feel I need a sense of morality then? I was watching a NOVA science show and it confirmed what I suspected. They showed different animals sharing with and releasing other animals in captivity with who they were unrelated. Some were of the same species and others were even of a different species. In other words, empathy may be instinctive and predate our own species’ evolution. Well, why then don’t I believe every fertilized ovum should be nurtured to the end of its natural days? Because our earth cannot sustain all conceptions in a manner that dignifies the potential of that particular creature. We can look at a hoarding type analogy here. The sterotypical cat lady for example who allows her cats to reproduce until their health and sanity are endangered by urea and feces and overcrowding. Nature’s way is to produce in great abundance but the other side of the coin, is that the vast majority reach an early death. To avoid killing each other when life is complex and difficult to give up we need to restrict conception and thus avoid these inhumanely horrible conditions. In my almost 70 years I have seen places of pristine beauty destroyed by our numbers and by our technology which depletes the environment much more quickly that natural humanity would.
    Later, I want to write about my political ideas and it will be based on the belief we need to define our terms and figure out if all these labels are really meaningful or do they even accurately stand for the same thing between different people. Let me say, however, I do agree with the author’s point of view that we need to keep separate our church and state as the founding fathers wrote into the Constitution and also also as the wrote, we need to respect each other’s right to their point of view as long as it does not harm others. I thought 3says made a great point when he wrote: “We should not have to pay for abortions. That’s where I draw the line.”

    • shai

      I shudder to think what you people define as Christianity.It is not getting richer while people suffer and remain poor.It is not preaching fire and brimstone but rather it embraces all colours , all creeds ,all nationalities. It is not the hypocritical shouting from the roof top about your morals when you are in a glass house trying to throw the first stone.

  • Samuel

    Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it.

  • Merv D

    Rolley needs to make up his mind! If he wants “to seek truth” as stated in his bio, he must start with the only One who is Truth (Jn 14:6). This is our yardstick by which we measure all truth. To suggest we need a new ‘truth’ to guide us or a different truth will only bring more disasters into our future. The “Moral Crusading” that you detest is not the problem. Our substituting fake morals and destroying of real values for personal gain, has given us a culture that breeds greed, power and prestige. No, we do not need a “new truth”. We do need the “old truth”, as found in the Bible, applied in our living in this day.

    To continue to ignore the source of ALL truth, is to cheat ourselves out of joy, out of peace, and any hope in the future. Real personal LIBERTY is found in Jesus Christ and it has been working for many for 2000 years! Try it, you will be glad you did!

    • http://www.facebook.com/tom.miller.39501 Tom Miller

      OH Really! I tried it and I found it to be full of ambiguity. I found the Bible to be full of contradictions.I also found that the Bible that all of you people are so fond of calling God’s word, was written by a bunch of desert dwellers that were both uneducated and illiterate. Yes , some of them may have seen Christ and some of them may have remembered some of the words which Jesus Christ spoke, but to tell me that the Bible is the word of God is pure fallacy.
      Most of the Bible was written long after Jesus Christ was crucified.
      Any organized religion that I have ever been associated with was more about how much money they could get in the collection plate than it was about helping people in need.

      So Please don’t tell me that truth is in your religion.

      • http://none Charlie

        Tom,,,
        What do you have to offer to replace King Jesus Christ ???

  • MNIce

    There is a very strong association between American governing philosophy and Christianity; the non-Christian conservatives and libertarians notwithstanding. The concept that “all men are created equal” comes from the Bible. As St. Paul put it when preaching to the democrats in Athens, “[God} has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth.” He also wrote, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Here he was referring to the church, but our founding fathers wanted this equality to carry over into society in general.) Likewise, St. James admonished the church not to discriminate against the poor in favor of the rich, for both are equal in the sight of God. The Old Testament moral law prohibited favoring either the rich or the poor in legal matters.

    It is a mistake to rely solely upon the government in moral matters. People must have an understanding of the moral basis of a law, or they will hold it in contempt, and they must have a reason for obeying a law beyond the mere threat of force, otherwise the only way to maintain order is through a police state. Therefore the Church is essential to society. But the Church cannot be an arm of the government, otherwise it is not an independent voice of morality. The Church must be free to speak strong admonitions when the government is lax in its duty, or when the government wrongly imposes laws without a moral basis. This is the reason for the separation of church and state. The church must be independent of the state, but the state must not demand freedom to operate without the influence of the church.

    It is also a mistake to assume that the church can establish morality in society without the government. There will always be people who reject the teachings of the church, particularly in moral matters. It is they who must be held in check by the terror of the state.

    It is no coincidence that the vast majority of American conservatives are also conservative Christians, for traditional, non-”Progressive” American political thought is derived from Christian teachings. It is also no coincidence that most members of liberal churches are politically liberal, for they have watered down both the Law and the Gospel in favor of a feel-good religion of collective works (“social gospel” and “social justice”), and their liberal politics is an imposition of their morality on society. But conservatives must not expect to aid society solely through political action. As I stated earlier, the Church is a key component of a free society. Evangelism is therefore necessary for the widespread acceptance of the principles of conservatism. (That is why most dictatorships impose tight controls on the activities of churches.)

    For an excellent biographical treatise on this issue, read Reaching the Left from the Right: Talking about Social Issues with People Who Don’t Think like You by Barbara Curtis (Beacon Hill Press). Barbara Curtis was in her earlier years a hippie, with all that entailed. After being brought to personal ruin by her behavior, she became a Christian, and with that realized the impracticality of her political liberalism. She explains why many former liberals and communist sympathizers have become our staunchest conservatives.

    • Mark Pepin

      MNIce, you said it best when you stated: “It is a mistake to rely solely upon the government in moral matters. People must have an understanding of the moral basis of a law, or they will hold it in contempt, and they must have a reason for obeying a law beyond the mere threat of force, otherwise the only way to maintain order is through a police state.”

      • Klaus Meyer

        I see a lot of comments here about morals and moral judgments. By definition, morals are unchanging – they are a set of standards established in the Bible that help people lead meaningful lives and have safe and trusting relationships. The last 6 of the 10 Commandments are an example of this and you cannot have a meaningful relationship with someone whom you cannot trust to follow those rules. Claiming that morals change is missing the whole point and claiming that those morals don’t apply to society in general is destructive, whether people believe in the Bible or not. You don’t have to accept what I am saying, but be assured that I will not trust you, if you don’t. The other issue is, that none of us is perfect and that we all transgress these moral codes at times. However, that does not make the morals wrong, that makes me wrong, and, if you are a Christian, then there is a way to repent and get our sins forgiven. And, as a Christian, I can tell you that the moral law is valid and unchanging, but I have no right to tell an unbeliever that they must obey the moral law. However, as I said before, I do have the right to not trust someone who is an immoral person, one who thinks that lying or stealing or envying others is OK, rather than a sin that needs to be repented of.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.miller.39501 Tom Miller

    ELDA and WR Just what are you saying has been forced onto you?. Abortion? has not been forced onto anyone, but being able to legally seek an abortion is just common sense. If you disagree for any reason, you do not need to partake or participate in abortions, but what gives you the authority to decide what someone else may or may not do
    The same can be said about our legal right to marry the one that we love.No one is going to force anyone that does not want to participate in a marriage to be a part of that marriage, but as a voting citizen of the United States of America I am entitled to that privilege. It is not yours to deny me that privilege.

    Almost all of the people who are and /or were against the same sex marriage issues can only object to it on a religious basis. The fact that the issue does NOT involve religion, does not even register in your minds.
    I , and several others , have repeatedly asked for 1 good argument against SAME SEX marriage that DID NOT INVOLVE GOD OR RELIGION and no one has been able to present even 1 reason.

    If Mitt Romney and the Republican party could possibly see fit to try to run the country and repair the economy and stay out of peoples private lives,if they could treat everybody as they want to be treated, they most likely would now be sitting in the Presidency and the majority in Congress

    • Mark Pepin

      Tom, you say that “being able to legally seek an abortion is just common sense” but you don’t explain this “common sense.” And you even go so far as to make an absurd claim that “If you disagree [about having abortion legal] for any reason, you do not need to partake or participate in abortions, but what gives you the authority to decide what someone else may or may not do?”

      Really??? You are joking, right? You mean it isn’t right for me to tell someone “thou shalt not murder”? Since when is it MORALLY WRONG to prevent IMMORALITY? Please explain this neo legal mentality for me, since it has obviously gotten hold of a large segment of our population.

      You also state that “The same can be said about our legal right to marry the one that we love. No one is going to force anyone that does not want to participate in a marriage to be a part of that marriage, but as a voting citizen of the United States of America I am entitled to that privilege. It is not yours to deny me that privilege.”

      That is the biggest bunch of hogwash to come down the pike of Maine, or any state. Somehow we are to believe that if Homosexuals enjoy the legality of state-sanctioned marriage, that this will not effect those who hold a moral objection to it. But that is the furthest thing from the truth. Tell that to the millions of children of those parents who will now have teachers and administrators FORCE them to listen to “diversity” training in the classroom.

      Gay Marriage is not isolated to the two men (or two women) who get married, because social movements NEVER are restricted to effecting only those who participate in these new marriages, but also to those who must now be “retrained” to accept this new social structure.

      Furthermore, you claim that “Almost all of the people who are and /or were against the same sex marriage issues can only object to it on a religious basis. The fact that the issue does NOT involve religion, does not even register in your minds.”

      More absurdity. The issue of gay marriage involves all aspects of society, and its acceptance must also accompany the acceptance of myriad other transformations of social structure, such as adoption, religious freedom of those who object on moral grounds, and many other aspects of our culture.

      You challenge: “I , and several others , have repeatedly asked for 1 good argument against SAME SEX marriage that DID NOT INVOLVE GOD OR RELIGION and no one has been able to present even 1 reason.”

      Well, there you go, I’ve given you several.

    • http://none Charlie

      Tom,,,
      What would a heathen know about good arguments against “”"Sin”"”…. Have you ever proved truth wrong??? What color is the bottle that Bud Light Platium comes in???

  • Sterling

    in addition…perhaps it’s time for you Republicans to realize that this is no longer 1950, the american experiment is no longer limited to rich, white, male, fundamentalist Christians…and that if you want to earn the right (and votes) of the majority of the country…whatever policy you want to present…you must speak to more than just a narrow sliver of it…remember we are a melting pot of people from different backgrounds, cultures, races…you must invite them into the pot to melt into americans…not exclude them as aliens…and wonder why they don’t vote for you…

  • Steve Schitt

    i understand your frustration, and the idea, that Republicans need to be able to appeal to a larger “audience”, but let me share MY thoughts about that.. The Democratic Party has been overtaken by the most sick, perverted, socialistic scum immaginable.. At heart, i consider myself a “Reagan Democrat”.. a Democrat that can NOT stand for, or go along with all the filth and perversion of the Democratic Party itself. i am NOT in favor of giving over-generous tax cuts to the rich, while the poor are taxed correspondingly a lot worse.. But, the Republican Party (as far as i’m concerned) is the ONLY party that has even a chance of winning, against Democrats, in just about every election.. And if the Republican Party is overcome by the same perversion as the Democrats, then the Moral, God Fearing Christians should abandon it completely, and (instead) pool all their resources together, to ensure that a real, true independent is elected… ALL people that hate perversion should STOP voting along racial lines, and withdraw all their financial support for EVERYONE that is pro-perversion, and anti-God and Anti-Family Values. GOD started this country, and God can end this country.. You and everyone else is completely entitled to believe and do what you want (in this life) but EVERY person born surely dies, and WILL stand in front of a very old fashioned, Just, Holy God, that will NOT be impressed or moved, by any cute little arguement or excuse.. If you are not covered by the Blood of The Lord Jesus Christ, then Jesus will definitely cast you into eternal hell fire, where you will be cut off from Him completely, alone, with no love, and no hope ever.. Christians everywhere should VOTE for GOD FEARING people, and not the candidates that will give them other people’s hard-earned money..!! Amen..

  • watcher

    I read a few comments and am amazed, awed and truely frightened by the great degree of hate and anger from people who claim to be god-abiding and moral. These same affirmed believers in the Lord; Jesus Christ; Christians tauting passages from the Bible are at the same time saying and doing things that are very un-Christian. I am sure I am not alone in my angst about the growing malcontent among these groups of peoples. It is frightening to read such blood-lust in these comments towards those of differing opinions. I read comments written by Republican conservatives who avow their religious piety while at the same instant declare all should be of the same beliefs otherwise they should beware. It is a very sad thing that religious zeal should turn individuals into violence seeking individuals in the name of God. Such behavior is un-Godly and is a sin. It matters not that the objects of non-conformity are of liberal viewpoints who believe that it is wrong to not care about those that are poor and truely need help. The idea of me; mine; is transitory because in the end everyone is judged by their actions, deeds and even thoughts and the selfishness and greed these folks prioritize along with their anger toward others not of their mindset is not right as well and not Christian; but is frightening. Freeloading is not right but neither is hostility. This polarization will only bring about ruin and loss of ones eternal soul. Perhaps divine intervention is coming in the form of climatic disasters with massive loss of life and properties.

    • rabidconservative

      Conservatives know there are people who legitimately need help. That explains their rage when certain people who DON’T really need help consume limited assistance. It is common knowledge this administration made political hay encouraging widespread consumption of limited resources with the result that huge numbers of the not really needy pigged out at the charity trough. These same recipients then voted for the party that borrows trillions to keep the free stuff spigots open. Now you know the rest of the story.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        Fortunately for everyone’s sanity, rabies is 99.999% fatal to human beings. Rabid Con should not be with us much longer.

        And Mark Pepin wants actually watcher to CITE people who are displaying anti-Christian.behavior? Mark, you must be aware that Jesus was a Liberal and would be spinning in his grave at the things so many posters have said on this site if he hadn’t been resurrected and left earthly grave behind. He is probably spinning in his seat in heaven right now. Take off your blinders and really read what is posted here—a large percentage of it is decidedly un-Christian to anyone with an open mind and a knowledge of the New Testament.

        To paraphrase one of watcher’s excellent points, It is a very sad thing that religious zeal should turn individuals into…..tools of the plutocracy and special interests. The plutocracy and special interests that control the Republican party don’t care about abortion, homosexuality, or morality. They use those issues to get the religious to support what is really their agenda—-the greedy acquisition of more wealth at the expense of everyone else—-which is producing ever-larger numbers of the “poor”. And we know what Christ had to say about the poor. Or don’t we? Many of the self-professed “Christians” posting on this site don’t seem to have a clue.

    • Mark Pepin

      Are you Christian? If not, how is it that you KNOW what is true Christian behavior. You claim that there are many who are spouting anti-Christian behavior, but you don’t actually cite anyone. Interesting.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        Always asking for “citations”. Most of the so-called citations posted here are from bat-manure-crazy wing nut sites and prove nothing.

        Suggest you look at the New Testament and look for the words “Jesus says” if you want citations on Christian behavior..

        • Mark

          Right Brain Thinker says: “Always asking for “citations”. Most of the so-called citations posted here are from bat-manure-crazy wing nut sites and prove nothing.”

          Ahhh, that would be “citations” such as in “here is what Bozo said. that is an example of what I am saying.”

          People jumping up and saying “There sure are a lot of Christian haters here” without citing any SPECIFIC examples is a typical tactic of a liberal. Liberals like you will always shy away from actually engaging in answering SPECIFICS because Liberalism is not a logical mindset, but one that is a fundamentally, emotionally based world-view.

          Your posts to me clearly show that you read my post regarding morality, but instead you chose to take the more emotionally charged route of making baseless charges and calling people names. Pathetic, but typically Liberal.

          Right Brain Thinker says: “Suggest you look at the New Testament and look for the words “Jesus says” if you want citations on Christian behavior..”

          Indeed.

  • hanbo

    Folks,there will come a time when there will be nothing between you&your enemy except your front site.best civilian training is Appleseed,rev.war veterans of America.you will need to be accurate.look it up also in shotgun news under Freds m-14 stocks.it is a great program open to all who love liberty.god help us.

  • Klaus Meyer

    I would basically agree with Sam Rolley, but the issues were forced on the Republican Party by the liberals. Just as any force creates a counterforce, if you try to redefine terms that are dear to many people, or if you carve out special rights for one group, there will be and should be a counterforce. That being said, I agree that the Republican party and Mitt Romney did not address the issues that are center stage at this time and that is the economic morass that has been created in the last 4 years.

    • http://none Charlie

      Klaus,,,
      Check out Ezekiel 3:18, that’s yours and any Christians obligation to warn “The Children of Israel………… Meanwhile………
      Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing… Acts 2:38 is salvation…

      Charlie Freedom

      • Frank Kahn

        yawn… without explaining context this one is inane.

      • http://none Charlie

        Frank Kahn,,,
        Figure it out ,,,Frank,,,then go back to sleep………..Meanwhile……………
        Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing… Acts 2:38 is salvation…

        Charlie Freedom

        • Frank Kahn

          No, Charlie, the lack of the poster to explain his/her reasons is the responsibility of the poster not me.

  • Mark Pepin

    Libertarians are confused Democrats, when they seek to take the Republican party and remove morality from its Party Platform. They are further confused if they honestly believe that it was the Republican moral positioning which lost this campaign. What lost this campaign is desperation disguised as Romney and those who supported him because he was the “lesser of two evils.”

  • Rennie

    The PROBLEM is there are people who vote who make less than $250,000 a year and to listen to Romney they didn’t exist, FREEDOM is for everyoine, and if you want everyone to vote for you, you need to promise them more than a chance to compete with Latin America for jobs. Exporting jobs to Latin America isn’t better than China, it’s the same thing if you are an unemployed American. Restoring the freedoms, including our privacy and right not to be groped, that we have lost over the last decade, would have COST NOTHING! The four words no TSA employee has yet to say is” “I caught a terrorist!”, but tehy have molested children and stolen millions of dollars worth of goods. The GOP deserved this loss when they robbed Ron Paul of his caucus wins, if thwy are going to rig the nomination process to “select” a a three time losing candidate, against the worst President in US history, and he STILL loses, the GOP is doing something wrong. Yes, fraud on historic levels tipped the scale, so did Gary Johnson, but if people didn’t feel shoved out of the tent they wouldn’t have voted for Johnson. RINOs suck, and they won’t be supported, period. Christie, Bloomberg, and Boehner, should stand down, and disappear like Romney needs to. If the GOP doesn’t guarrantee they will fight for our freedoms, they will lose, period, if we want socialism we can vote for the people who admit being democrats.

  • nickkin

    America is the fertile ground for the worlds-best-salesman. Obo is the new TIN MAN in the USA. For 4 years he got his jock-strap supporters sold on a contract that only covered one-half of your house…….you waited and waited and now obo says he will get the other half done in another 4 years. You paid the full price upfront , got one-half done and now you expect to get it finished within another 4. You won’t get the same stuff you got the first half but it won’t matter, he is got your money. You were and will be short changed and you will also get as a bonus, the same deal for your family. Of course, you liberal fools will have a life like a condominium…..everything taken care of at the governments level of prosperity. It will be their (governments) morality, rules & regs. Laziness will be your achievement…..you get to pick what level you want to live at. “BE HAPPY”

  • Jimbo

    Take the morality out of the Republican party, and it will be no different from the Democrat party. The problem is found first in the schools. Generations of Americans have been brainwashed by liberal teachers. We have allowed outfits like the ACLU to push God out of society. Churches have spent too much time preaching love and forgiveness, and not enough time preaching what sin is. Republicans don’t DEFEND our values or EXPLAIN them. They keep running from issues. If you believe abortion is wrong, explain WHY. If you believe gay marriage is wrong, TELL US. The only way the Republican party is going to overcome all this government sponsored liberal education is to SPEAK OUT!

    • MikeW

      What is unfortunately turning more and more people off to the Republican Party is the overtly religious context that Conservative commentary and rhetoric has taken over the past several years. As soon as the conversation begins, a large segment of those listening zone out, dismissing the Conservative speaker as “just another religious wacko”, and thus don’t even hear what valid ideas may be contained in the presentation. While the vast majority of the US population describes themselves as believers, most don’t adhere to the extreme Fundamentalist interpretation of faith. And interpretation is ALL it is, unless and until God Himself comes down and personally clarifies the situation. It is up to each individual to make peace with his/her perception of God and, according to the First Amendment, NO ONE (not government, institution, or individual) has the right to force their beliefs on others.

      Morality and religion are two separate (though overlapping) concepts. It is entirely possible to advocate for a stronger moral center in politics and policy without having the 80% of the population in the center ignore you and your ideas because you are perceived as an intolerant, judgmental religious extremist. Forcing candidates and issues to pass a religious litmus test is self-defeating and counter-productive. Seeking a compassionate non-denominational MORAL component, however, is not. The unpleasant truth is, that for the Republican Party to survive and for true Conservatism to remain viable, they must divorce themselves from the small but very vocal Fundamentalist minority that dictates policy through the “squeaky wheel” principle.

      Our Founding Fathers may have been Christians themselves, but they wisely did not play favorites when embedding freedom of religion in the First Amendment. Look at the fate of all strongly religion-centric governments. How’s “The Holy Roman Empire” doing these days? The only ones remaining are controlled by Islamic extremists, and all are destroying themselves from within (some faster than others) with the inflexibility and intolerance of their doctrine.

  • http://navigatingthroughprophecy.net Erlene

    What seems to be missing from the logic behind becoming less moral and more pragmatic is: the two are inexorably tied together One of the great drains on the tax paying members of this society, this “nation” called the United States is that 40% of babies are born to unwed mothers who have no way to support the children except to rely on the gov. There are many, many men running around planting their seed, spawning children they have no intention of supporting. Some men I have known have been responsible for the births of six children, never supporting one. All these “statistics” add up to massive taxes. No, what we need is not abandoning morals, but preaching them much harder,much earlier, and without let up,and making sure candidates who receive support are in agreement. We have to begin in the home, the school, the church and the government. It is not doctrine that is the enemy, it is the wrong doctrine and the immorality that is destroying the world like a growing cancer. Deny it all you want, it is a carved in stone fact. Immorality destroys; peace, prosperity and everything worthwhile in the world.

    • Klaus Meyer

      You pretty much summed it up, Erlene. The moral law is unchanging and it was given for the very purpose that you are showing. Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rose.donlon Rose Donlon

    Yeah….the Republicans are a morally sound group, but in today’s day in age it is fashionable to be anything but!!!! We need to kick it into gear or the next election is theirs again!!!! In mourning myself! I cannot stand B. Obama….not because he is black….because he is a Communist…I wish someone would stick the microphone in my face so I could say that to the nation!!!! By the way I am not personally afraid of anything that man does, come knock at my door Barrack I’ll send you away cryin’ like a little girl. This is a free country and within the limits of physical threats I can say he sucks all I want!!!!!

  • http://gmail brand inspector

    GOP needs to keep their moral values, the socialist/communist deemocrats and their massrass educate marxist/socialist congential lair sure don’t have any moral compasses in either of their only opereating orfices, since both are interchangeable, citizens just know that they are getting BS at all times.

  • Merl Elton

    Sadly, the electorate has changed, permanently.The old school far-right Republicans are dying out. Women and minorities determine who is elected in this country–not whites, who by the way did not turn out; and did not believe that Hispanics, Blacks, and Women would turn out in far greater numbers, as they will in every election. Whites and conservatives got complacent and did not coalesce around Romney. However, Romney could have won despite the odds, if he had done the following: Never said he did not care about the 47%; never said he was against family planning; never told illegals to self deport; never told Ohio that he did not support the auto bailout; never selected Ryan as a running mate; hammered Aiken and other far-right idiots for their” killing” comments about women and rape–Romeny let his far-right base do him. Liberals delighted in watching Republicans eat their own. Libs are lapping up Rep tears with glee. Romney should have laid out a definite plan for creating jobs. He lost because he did not fight like hell against the Dems charge that “he (Romney) looks like the guy who fired you.” He also lost because he did not fight light a tiger against Obama in the last debate by going after him about Bengzhi, etc; and by jumping around about foreign policy and not being more knowledgeable about foreign policy. Romney lost because he could not aggressively sell America that we would be the better choice and would create jobs and grow the economy and help all Americans. He should have waited 4 more years to run,because beating a very popular, well-liked incumbent is nearly impossible no matter how great your campaign. Bad judgement on Romney’s part. So bad, that it seems that he intentionally wanted to lose.
    Although, Romney had class and looked wonderfully presidential, he did not deserve election because he showed poor judgement by his actions and decisions and timidity against Obama in the debates. Obama is a very smart, very tough guy and Romney was not prepared for him and his dirty, street-smart and ruthless political machine. Obama does not play nice and is the nastiest politician when necessary. Romney should have counter punched much more effectively. He underestimated Obama who played weak in the first debate. If Republicans ever hope to win, they must develop a way to reach out to others who are not like them. They must work out a fair and humane immigration policy while enacting border control. For example, a immigrants must serve in the military; go to college, develop needed skills, not commit felonies, and live here and be good citizens for 12 years or leave; that will narrow the field. Sadly, Obama will grant blanket amnesty. Sadly, that is why more conservative Replicans should have been intelligent enough to side with Romney even if he was too moderate because they could have pushed him to the right later on. We must control the numbers who come into this country if we are to have enough jobs for everyone; especially in this economy.

  • Cheryl

    First of all I do NOT want to hear ONE single negative statement about Mitt Romney! He is a good man of great character and would have been a good President! Second, Gov Romney had to beat the Rep BASE that did nothing but talk about what was wrong with him for over a year? He then has a zillion candidate running against him slandering and doing what ever they could to beat him out! Finally, there IS the Republican Party?? Many of which are egotistical selfish judgemental bigots! They insist on trying to force their moral beliefs on a Country that does NOT share them? If they had just one tiny bit of sense they would (and I hate to say this) take a page out of the Democrats book! They NEVER have a single negative word to say about their candidate! They also will NEVER SAY exactly what they are going to do ESPECIALLY if the majority of the Country would NOT go along with it, ie..Obama Care, Immigration! Hence, The Republicans need to KNOW how to play the game of politics! Say what they want to hear and DO what you think is best for the Country..otherwise..what good are your beliefs? As Republicans WILL NEVER be in power to enforce any of them! And about these WHACKED out candidates? Who says God wants a raped women to have a baby?? Talk about someone who’s cheese has slid off his cracker! I WANTED Mitt Romney as President, I campaigned for him, and I voted for him. NOW the ONLY thing that the Republicans CAN DO is to make sure that they first of all STOP touting about their candidate! Who had EVER heard of Obama until five minutes before he was elected? Exactly! Keep this person under wraps as a candidate but out there as an achiever and one with ideas 95% of the Country CAN buy into! Get all hispanic, and black Republicans to work the next two years to pull more minorities INTO the Party! Lets face it, 75% of the Country’s women DO NOT WANT to loose Roe v Wade! And to run against that is completely STUPID! Run with a platform that the Country you wan to LEAD will agree with!

  • AWKingsley

    The Republican moral crusading started back in the late 1970s when our country was in a financial crisis due to defaulting loans to Developing Countries bankrupting our banks, the real cause of the late 1970s – early 1980s recession. I was furious, and back then the news commentators exhorted moral crusaders to understand that morality could not be legislated. However, here we are over 30 years later, and true to what they were told in the late 1970s, they have made no headway whatsoever. They haven’t even gotten Planned Parenthood defunded. I finally realized that the Christian movement was infiltrated with Communists, and that is why they keep doing these crazy things. The Christians have no idea they are being lied to and lead in the wrong direction. Poor dears! The Evangelical Christian Leaders uphold Socialism, and that is what kills the Christian churches. The Evengelical church membership needs to educate themselves because they are being lied to. The Evangelicals need to overthrow their leadership, and start off o a clean new course to State’s Rights. All they have to do is to push for State’s Rights to get what they want, but I fear they are such control freaks that giving other people freedom cannot be abided. I am an Evangelical Christian, but I find the political views of my fellow church members difficult to swallow.

  • Merl 734

    Morality is very important. However, not as part of the national agenda where it will cause the party to lose. The moral majority has become the moral minority due to a cultural shift. What we need is to pay down the deficit, create good-paying jobs, border control, a rational immigration policy where the number of those allowed to stay is equal to the available jobs. Problem enters when illegals are educated they do not want to work the jobs no one else wants. So we do need to control the numbers and entitlements to non ciitzens and make it less desirable to come here: 2 child limit; no birth naturalization, no felony or assault record; no DWI records, etc.; military service required, English proficiency required, etc. Republicans must focus on the economy, jobs, earned benefits like Medicare and Medicaid that are Not entitlements because they are paid into by employees that are US citizens; funding Social Security and Medicaid; if Republicans say vouchers they are doomed, especially in this very tough economy where inflation and taxes are givens and senior salaries are most impacted. Republicans must focus on empowering middle-class U.S. citizens who want to work, and doing what they can within reason for the poor and immigrants. We must not put our own citizens last in line and we must shout down and refuse false charges of racism and inhumanity that prevent us from protecting our citizens. It is inhumane to flood another country and take what their citizens have. Mexico must be empowered to employ its own people so they will stop sending their population up here. Remember, this is a population that breeds geometrically and we alredy have more immigrants than we can support without adding substanially to the massive debt of of the US. We have let eggheads and pencil pushers from elite dictate what we will do and this must stop. The GOP must redefine itself in relevant conservative terms. It must also rid itself of progressives and Democrats in disguise and right-wing extremists like Aiken who will bring it down for their own selfish reasons.

  • http://www.electtherightcandidate.us Bert

    Morality issues are states rights issues.

    • Mark

      Morality issues are PEOPLE issues, both at the state and the federal level. The federal and state level are so integrated today that if you relegate moral issues to the state level, the immoral will beat you at the federal level.

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    OBVIOUSLY, RELIGIOUS CONSERVATIVES ARE NOT GOING TO ABANDON THEIR VALUES. THEREFORE, AMERICA NEEDS A POLITICAL PARTY FOR THOSE WHO VALUE RELIGION.

    PEOPLE CONSTANTLY SAY THE TWO-PARTY SYSTEM “HAS TO GO.” SO, WE NEED AT LEAST FOUR POLITICAL PARTIES. SINCE APPROXIMATELY 130 MILLION PEOPLE VOTED IN 2012, THERE ARE ENOUGH VOTERS TO SUPPORT AT LEAST FOUR PARTIES.

  • http://www.cosconservativevoice.com Bonnie Meehan

    Seriously, I do not believe you understand the Republican Party. They do not want conservatives. They do not want the grassroots tea party-minded people. They do not stand for anything but advancing Obama’s agenda. Do you want them to leave God out of the platform? Well, they eliminated the grassroots out of the last one and the grassroots is basically the conservative wing. The Republican Party needs to go conservative but social issues need not change but be defined better. This go around, as every one in recent memory, was defined by the Democrats..free birth control..women’s issues, medicare..blah blah.

    I submit to you that the only way to change this party is to leave it. They want our money, they want our hard work for their candidates, they want our votes, but they don’t want us. Leave them! Starve the Pig! Perhaps if enough leave and they start to have a financial struggle, they will wake up. The next 4 years for the GOP will be led by 4 RINO leaders who will not lead but cave. LEAVE THIS PARTY!!! SEND THEM A MESSAGE!!

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