Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I Am A Republican, Old School Type

I have been reading so many articles and am so disgusted by what I have seen happen to the Republican party. It may surprise my readers to know that I voted Republican all my life. I would consider myself a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. If you would have asked me, I would have told you that I had Libertarian leanings. I think we should have as much freedom as possible; but, I also strongly believe in community and taking care of the needy. I detest Ayn Rand and her philosophy of total selfishness and lack of empathy. Unfortunately, it is those who now run the Republican party and it would make William F. Buckley sick to his stomach.

In case people forgot, Lincoln was a Republican as was Teddy Roosevelt. The last true Republican was Nixon. I am disgusted by Republicans who loathe Progressives, Teddy Roosevelt was a progressive. It meant to improve things, to protect people, to promote good government rather than government controlled by special interests. It was the Republican progressives that created Civil Service, prior to that, when someone became President, they replaced all the federal government employees with their own lackeys. Teddy thought that was a bad thing.

What happened to the Republican party? When did we become such selfish Anti-America swine? When did we think that sending jobs to Communist China was a good idea>

There is a line in the Bible, In 2 Timothy 3. It says"

1But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
6They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.

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