reply to post by thisguyrighthere
On the 5th of November of 2008 the chairman of the Republican National Committee said that the core values of the Republican party are:
Which actually sounds good, until you examine how modern Republicans really interpret what these values mean.
Smaller government should mean; less taxes and less government intrusion.
But what modern Republicans really mean is…
Less taxes for the wealthy and large corporations. They leave the middle class and poor to fend for themselves. They consider less taxes for the
middle class and poor as being socialism or wealth redistribution. To them, obvious evils.
They also mean less government spending on education, regulation, environmental issues, social safety nets and the prosecution of white collar
No regulation of corporations allows corporations to lie to, cheat, screw and control the people unimpeded. Have you been paying attention to what has
been going on with our financial institutions over the last 8 years?
You can’t really claim the modern Republican party wants less intrusion when they are fighting to legislate their personal brand of fundamentalist
religious believes into the homes and schools of our country
They want to outlaw abortion on religious grounds.
They want to outlaw Embryonic Stem Cell research on religious grounds.
They want to outlaw Homosexuality on religious grounds.
They are attempting to sneak religious based creationism into our schools science curriculum.
They are attempting to change what is accepted as “scientific method” to give science a religious underpinning.
Our Constitution insists on a separation of Church and State. Yet the modern Republican party is making every attempt to legislate their brand of
fundamentalist religious based social beliefs into our life’s.
Sure doesn’t sound like they are trying to limit government intrusion or uphold the separation of church and state to me.
Strong defense really means strong offence, attacking other countries preemptively who are no threat to American security, but who have resources
America wants or who threaten the profitability of American corporations.
Individual responsibility really means set up a system so wealth flows from the poor to the wealthy creating an ever wider wealth gap, the classic —
the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It means leaving those at the bottom to go without food, shelter or health care, even when providing
shelter is cheaper than dealing with the consequences of the homeless. It means using economic and military power to take advantage of third world
countries, ensuring their populations get paid no more than a dime an hour, leaving them to go without food, shelter or health care, burning out and
dying before their 30th birthdays in order to provide goods and resources for the USA.
[edit on 28-5-2009 by hlesterjerome]