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Thursday, May 28, 2009

The GOP In 2009: A Three Issue Party

As I see it, the Republican Party in 2009 is basically just a three issue party. Would-be party members apparently must express the correct orthodoxy with regard to the three issues in order to avoid the dreaded "RINO" tag.

Issue 1 - Abortion
Required Stance - Be against it in every form, without exception.

Issue 2 - Guns
Required Stance - Be against any form of regulation or control, without exception.

Issue 3 - Gay Marriage
Required Stance - Be against it in every form, without exception.


Big Tent? Tents are for illegal immigrants (minor party issue: be against them).

Welcome to the world of the perpetual 30% minority, courtesy of the Rush Limbaugh's of this world.

Oh, personally I think government is too big and spends too much, I am for scrapping the current federal income tax system (and replacing it with something like a flat tax or even consumption based taxation) and I believe in a strong national defense. Too bad I there isn't a party that stands for what I believe in these days.

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