A Forum

I would like this to be a forum for political and social thought. I would like to try to keep it civil. That can be difficult as people, myself included, usually feel strongly about these issues. I will try not to be insulting though insult is often in the eye of the beholder.

Maybe no one will ever read this but me, maybe it will just turn out to be my private journal. We'll see.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Independents, Take Back the Republican Party!

There was a time when the Republican Party was a party of true conservatives. They believed in fiscal responsibility and personal freedom. It was a party that attracted people who thought clearly and spoke rationally. It is now a party that has lost its way.

It has narrowed its appeal to the radical fringe. It markets itself to people who believe urban myths and strange tales, people who wish to tell others how to behave but don't want anyone to tell them what to do. These are people who believe in black helicopters coming to take over the country but refuse to believe in global warming, people who believe war and capital punishment are good and doctors who perform abortions should be shot, people who love their medicare but don't believe in government health care. These are people who are so fearful that they listen to Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh and think that overthrowing our democratically elected president would further democracy. These are people who make no sense!

I have a solution. Instead of being independent or belonging to a third party, true conservatives should rejoin the Republican Party. There are enough of you to take it back. Take it back and nominate rational politicians. Then maybe people will have a true choice on election day.

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