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The problem with the Republican Party

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posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 01:31 PM
The problem is, the Republican party has lost sight of the fact that the American Government is supposed to be a representative Government. You know; Of the people, by the people, for the people.

Modern republicans are saying that they have “core values” that they refuse to compromise on. But, what they are not understanding is, if the people of America that they are supposed to be representing, do not share the party’s “core values” then they SHOULD be altering their core values to more closely match the peoples values.

Our government was never intended to be a government; Of the party, by the party, for the party.

Seriously, the Republican party wants to concentrate on social conservatism. You know, telling people they are not allowed to be gay. Telling people they have no rights concerning their bodies. Trying to sneak religion into school. Trying to turn science into a religious undertaking and etc.

The problem with this is, the masses are more concerned with the faltering economy. America is bleeding jobs to “outsourcing.” We are losing the war on affordable healthcare. Losing the war on affordable medicine. Losing the war on affordable higher education and etc.

The majority of the American people are more interested in being able to live a comfortable life and less interested in the gay-bashing hate filled “core values” of the Repulican party.

If the Republican party is not interested in being a party of the people, by the people, for the people, then they will continue to become marginalized. Pure and simple.

posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 01:42 PM
A party can have the platform it wants to and the voters can reject it if they want to. If a party changes its platform just to win votes then that party doesnt really exist anymore. It just becomes an entity whose goal is to win elections.

There really is an American Nazi Party. They dont win anything and for good reason. That's not really a problem with the party. It just means that the partys positions are not what the bulk of voters want.

If parties just went along changing their positions with the wind they wouldnt really be worth anything and we may as well adopt a single party system full of politicians who just cave to surveys. Mob rule.

posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 01:49 PM
So then, The Republican party should just "stick to it's gun's", knowing that sticking to it's guns will ensure that it remains marginalized for the foreseeable future.

I personally can not agree with that.

Maybe it's time to dump the party system and start voting with our brains instead.

posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 01:58 PM
The problem is the bipartisan# we are forced to choose from. It is not democracy.

posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 02:01 PM
reply to post by hlesterjerome

Sure, why not. The voters who genuinely want less government and more personal liberty can vote Libertarian.

Hopefully, anyone with a brain cast aside the whole "party" nonsense long ago and votes for the individual who best represents them.

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