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Opinion: Time for a New Republican Party and New Republican Party Candidates Comments

The idea that we can ever separate moral issues from fiscal issues is a serious error. There is a moral basis to every political and social concern, including economics.The Republican Party is once again at a crossroad. What is needed is a New Republican Party and New Republican Party candidates for this hour. Continue Reading

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  1. techwreck
    1 year ago

    I left the Republican party when they lost their way in the 2 Bush administrations. The Deacon is correct that the lip service given to the right to life was a principal cause, but they also dropped the ball on many other moral issues. Wasteful spending increased under the Republicans, after they campaigned as fiscal conservatives, and confiscating the earnings of taxpayers and wasting the funds on political tax breaks and projects (remember the GOP "bridge to nowhere") is also immoral. So was the ill advised Iraq war that killed thousands of our servicemen and innocent civilians. Abortion may be a popular issue with Christians, but wasting the funds of our citizens on political payoffs, robbing the Social Security trust fund, and engaging in unnecessary wars we don't intend to win is just as immoral. There is not a bit of difference in the morality of the recent records of the Republican and Democrat parties, and neither deserves our support.

  2. Edju
    1 year ago

    No one is entitled to speak to a convention. Governor Bob Casey was not censored by his fellow Democrats. He was not forbidden from speaking out about abortion at all - his book, which you quote from at length, is proof of that.

    The truth is that Governor Casey simplly was not accorded the privilege of speaking to the 1992 Democratic Convention podium. That is not censorship.

  3. michael
    1 year ago

    Ronald Reagan's first appointment to the Supreme Court was a board member of Planned Parenthood in Arizona named Sandra Day O'Connor. When will people wake up and see that there is only a microscopic difference between the Republicans and the Demoncrats. They are both liberal and have always been liberal. The idea that we should be promoting is a new party not reforming the GOP.

  4. Harold Olsen
    1 year ago

    I quit the Democrat party when Carter became president and became an Independent. When Reagan became president I became a Republican. During that time, the Republican party aligned themselves with Christians and morality. That lasted through George H W Bush's presidency. Since then, the GOP has begun to distance themselves from Christians and morality in general. Four years ago, I gave up on the GOP and became an Independent once again. The GOP is moving further and further left and is hardly distinguishable from the Democrats. In Fact, the two parties are so much a like they may as well merge. The Democrats worship Obama as though he were a god and the new messiah. Many Republicans seem to be doing the same thing. I don't believe there is any such thing as a conservative Democrat and the the Republicans are, at best, left-leaning moderates and moving further left all the time. In fact, after the election, the GOP indicated that they were gong to emulate the Democrats in an effort to win elections. I will only vote for conservatives because true conservatives still believe in family values and have Judeo-Christian beliefs. The GOP will not support true conservatives and do everything they can to knock them out of presidential races and give us candidates that they want. It matters not to them that the voters do not like whom they force on us. As long as they do that, the Democrats can field a pet rock and still beat the Republicans and I'm wondering if the GOP really cares any more. The Republican party used to be the party of ideas. These days, they are clueless and do not really stand for anything any longer.

  5. DarthJ
    1 year ago

    Check out the Constitution Party. They are way more in-line with Catholic social teaching than the Neo-Republican Party.


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