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U.S. Senate Candidate Dumps the GOP for the LP

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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    Hopefully, more folks who favor limited government will recognize that the GOP as a body politic is not interested in advancing the cause of limited government and will join the only political party in America that is consistently in favor of limited government across the board - the Libertarian Party.

    GOP loses out by snubbing Redick
    By John Nichols, June 15, 2006 ​

    There was never any question that David Redick was the most interesting Republican seeking statewide office this year. The U.S. Senate candidate was a genuine, "old right" conservative in the tradition of Robert Taft and Barry Goldwater.

    A fierce critic of big government, Redick outdid his fellow Republicans when it came to condemning tax hikes and federal spending. But he did not stop there. He also criticized the excesses of big government that most Republicans fail to challenge: military adventures abroad, particularly the war in Iraq, and the assaults on basic freedoms at home, such as the Patriot Act and the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program. And he rejected the religious right dominance of the GOP, arguing that a party that claimed to be for individual freedom ought not be policing the bedrooms of Americans in order to enforce its false morality.

    It was not necessary to agree with Redick on every issue to recognize that he was a refreshing Republican who offered a genuine alternative to the tendency of too many GOP stalwarts to march in lock step to the drumbeat of the Bush administration, even when the march leads the country over a cliff and into the abyss.

    - rest at LINK
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  2. Scott J

    Scott J Active Member
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    Apr 25, 2001
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    Exactly what do you suppose this relates to? Gay marriage?

    When exactly did the GOP police bedrooms? Most of the sodomy laws et al that I am aware of still being in effect are old and more than likely passed by Democratic legislatures.

    With excessive rhetoric like this, I would hardly consider this opinion very credible... not to mention the shot at Christian conservatives for daring to be politically active.
  3. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

    May 16, 2005
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    Your comment about Democratic legislatures is pure speculation without citing proof.

    As I mentioned in another thread, Lawrence v. Texas was the case where the SCOTUS invalidated the laws against sodomy as private, consensual behavior, back in 2003, thus invalidating all state laws against such behavior. Therefore, states that have not repealed such laws cannot enforce them.
  4. fromtheright

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    Feb 21, 2002
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    Gosh, it looked to me like Scott J was saying that this candidate's comment about the GOP "policing the bedrooms" was unfounded and a wild, irresponsible accusation.
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