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Thursday, August 26, 2010

The true face of the GOP
Posted by Jill | 5:39 AM
I have to give Louisiana Rep. John Fleming credit for one thing -- at least he's honest about the theocratic goals of his party:

Appearing before the Republican Women of Bossier with Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) cast the November elections as a choice between godlessness and Christianity. He also called bipartisanship impossible.

"We have two competing world views here and there is no way that we can reach across the aisle -- one is going to have to win," Fleming said.

We are either going to go down the socialist road and become like western Europe and create, I guess really a godless society, an atheist society. Or we're going to continue down the other pathway where we believe in freedom of speech, individual liberties and that we remain a Christian nation. So we're going to have to win that battle, we're going to have to solve that argument before we can once again reach across and work together on things.

Got that? A Christian nation. I'd like to know exactly what Mr. Fleming has in mind for those of us who are not Christian. Forced conversion? Mass death? What, exactly? And if either of those, please explain how this makes Mr. Fleming any different from any radical Muslim?


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Anonymous R. Morgan said...
This does not make him ANY different from any radical Muslim (as you so well put it)! It's ignorant displays like give the party a bad name; therefore, I do not believe that this is the true face of the GOP. This is the opinion of one radical christian who happens to be a member of the GOP. While my political views are conservative libertarian, our two party system gives me no choice but to vote time and time again with the republican party because to watch this once great nation reduce to socialism is heartbreaking. As far as Mr. Flemming is concerned he needs to realize that Religion has nothing to do with politics and needs a refresher course on separation of church and State. Further more, there is a way to bridge the gap--we change our electoral system in a way that allows for a third party! Those of us who are smart enough to realize that socialism does not work, believes in the constitution in all its glory, understands that nothing is free in this world and mans money is his own and owes it to no one; as well as, progressive enough to acknowledge that you can not regulate morality, people lives are there own and should not be told how to live them, and social issues have to buisness in federal governments would like a voice!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So it's a choice between being a modern progressive society, and a trip back to, say, the Middle Ages? Makes it an easy choice for me.

Anonymous R. Morgan said...
No--there are not black and whites in life and this is true in politics too. The majority of POLITICALLY conservative people have no desire regress society as the liberals would love for you to believe. I am not a religious person, I believe in choice and that who a person chooses to marry is there own concern and no one else yet, I politically align myself conservative. Why? I believe in individual rights. I know that a government with too much power is the most dangerous thing. Bureaucracy is an expensive thing! People need to look past what politicians tell you to make you feel warm and fuzzy and find the fundamentals that fuel there party. They speak of progression to win votes. They speak of social programs to win votes. What they want is control!

"A government big enough to give you anything you want is strong enough to take away everything you have." Thomas Jefferson
"A democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." Abraham Lincoln

The choice is not between a progressive society and an out dated one. The choice is between tyranny and freedom. It's an easy choice for me too.

Blogger casey said...
Hello R. Morgan,

You speak of good things but your support is just the opposite. Down in NOLA everyone should build their own levee(s). Same for the roads, hospitals, medical personnel, teachers, etc. Libertarianism leads to a small elite controlling and having everything. Sort of like we currently are. If you want quotes one of my favorite is "beware of the military-industrial-congressional complex changed to the military-industrial complex". Dwight David Eisenhower. Quick paraphrase beware of foreign entanglements. George Washington. We have given you a republic if you can keep it. Benjamin Franklin.

Although I am not very good at grammar I see some mistakes suck as No-there are not ... could be There are no ... next ... no desire regress society ... what are you trying to convey? What is the connection between religion or lack thereof, choice and marriage? It is hard to decipher what you have said in relation to what you believe. I politically align myself conservative? Do you point north, east, west, south or some variation such as northeast etc. If you are my age or slightly younger I can blame my parents generation but I believe that you are much younger than I am and it is my generation that has failed you in your journey to become an educated person. There are more problems with your grammar but I will give you a break not brake.