GOP Must Decide Where It Stands On Freedom...

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    Interesting article by Tom Rogan.


    With November fast approaching, much of the Republican Party’s focus is absorbed by the presidential contest.

    However, there is another critical issue that Republicans must begin considering: When it comes to the most precious of political concerns — freedom — where do we stand?

    The tea party movement has helped restore the Republican Party’s traditional focus on keeping taxes low and government small. But at the same time, the Republican brand is being damaged by our hypocrisy on questions of freedom vs. state interference. The GOP is the party that rose to destroy slavery and then 100 years later overcame Southern Democrats to pass the Civil Rights Act. A deep belief in freedom has long been central to Republican ideology. Today, though, our position on freedom resides on less certain ground.

    Republicans must ensure that we retain our historic identity.

    First, it must be noted that Republicans have a good deal to be proud of, in terms of recent steps to advance individual freedom.

    Republicans have been at the forefront of opposition to Obama’s failed, statist management of the economy. Capitalism bounded to law is by far the most successful economic system for human advancement — it serves individuals and society by empowering and rewarding personal endeavor. No Republican should ever be afraid of speaking up for a strong private sector.

    In recent years, Republicans have played a critical role in helping protect the rights of gun owners, ensuring that gun laws remain largely in the purview of the states, rather than in the overbroad hands of the federal government...

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    The GOP and the DNC have the same views on freedom:

    We want our definition of freedom and to prevent the freedoms that our opponent espouses.
     
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    your party caused two economic crashes in one lifetime
     
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    GOP Must Decide Where It Stands On Freedom...

    And let voters know through Romney ads and soon. Start spending some of that money Mitt. We want to see your presidential ads!
     
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    If there were a way for a woman to register her uterus as a corporation, the Republicans would not have the slighest interest in regulating it.
     
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    That's pretty much it.

    Kind of silly, huh?

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    There is a bit of a Civil War going on in the Party. The Old-Guard vs. the New-Guard. Right now, the Old-Guard is hanging on by a thread. But I expect them to fall eventually. The times, they really are a changin.
     
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    You mean the baby inside her uterus?
     
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    Don't bother. You ain't gonna get through to a deranged Obamabot. Save your valuable energy. :)
     
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    The preublican party that has origionally pushed the Partiot act and keeps pushing for its extension and strentghening?
    The new Tea Patty members in congress that overwhelmingly voted to entend and strengthen the partiot act?
    That republican party and where it stands on freedoms?
     

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