Everything you cite happened in large part due to the pernicious influence of Leftist Democrats who would block or destroy anything else. Defeat them, and the rest works itself out.
As long as the Republicans are forced to deal with the Left's daily bombardments, they have to compromise to get anything at all done.
If they were no longer a factor in politics, do you really think those things would have even been proposed?
Okay, some might, but they would have been defeated soundly. And there are very few on the Right who don't have to run for office who supported them...that includes neocons, libertarians, and conservatives.
posted on 05/24/2004 8:04:30 PM PDT
by Long Cut
("Fightin's commenced, Ike, now get to fightin' or get outta the way!"...Wyatt Earp, in Tombstone)
To: Long Cut
I believe that if liberals disappeared and we lived in a world full of conservatives and libertarian, we would still face a number of problems. There would still be an open borders movement. The Wall Street Journal makes a yearly libertarian call for open borders. In addition, various libertarian groups, such as Cato, find common cause with liberals on a promiscuous view of personal liberty or, to be more accurate, licentiousness.
But we live in the real world with liberals. Yet that does not mean conservatives should try to "out-liberal" them. Instead, we should defeat them on the battlefield of ideas. Be proud in our conservative views and people will be persuaded. A cringing adoption of liberalism only leads to a slower and more painful defeat.
posted on 05/24/2004 11:08:12 PM PDT
(If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
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