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This kind of surprised me knowing the usual Cal Thomas column.

 

 

 

Neither the cultural problem (of [same-sex] marriage) nor its solution can be found in Washington.... Sufficiently large numbers of Americans either do not believe, or do not practice, what the Scriptures teach and cannot be made to do so through a constitutional amendment or any other law. Neither side will persuade the other of the correctness of its position, so it becomes a political power game. Perhaps if those pushing for a constitutional amendment better modeled what they preach for others, they might find more favor among secular powers. According to a survey by the Southern Baptist Council on Family Life: 'The divorce ratio among members of evangelical churches is virtually the same as among non-church members; In the United States, 1 million children [have seen] their parents divorce; The majority of children in America have less than 10 minutes of significant and meaningful conversation with their parents each week. If you remove the mother, you can measure this statistic in seconds.' Conservative Christians could use an 'extreme makeover' to repair their own homes before they demand that others conform to a standard they themselves have trouble meeting." --Cal Thomas

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RE: Interesting column by Cal Thomas

 

As Dick states, Cal Thomas is a Reichwing columnist and Faux News regular that spews Bushit even faster than Rxush, Hannity and Coulter combined.

 

However, I find the column fascinating simply because he says some things that a) make sense, b) harken back to days of real conservatism and c) he is not toting the Party line.

 

Could it be that some individualism has found its way into the Collective?

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It has always been there. You were just too biased to see it.

 

I do find his ideas here fascinating because, as you say, he is usually far far to the right of the republican party and his positions here are far more to the mainstream of the party or even to the Eisenhower or Rockefeller republican ideals. Big surprise to me.

And you know I am not exactly a left winger.

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Thomas has perhaps inadvertently stumbled upon the true problem of the Republican Party: the Religious Right.

 

It took the RR to get the Republicans to where they are today. However, to become a truly inclusive Party and to pay more than just the lip service they give to diversity now, the RR is going to have to either be jettisoned or put in their place.

 

The pretendident is a good example of what is wrong with the GOP: he SAYS he's a conservative, but that's just religiously, not in the true sense of the Republicans of yore (pre Reagan).

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>Thomas has perhaps inadvertently stumbled upon the true

>problem of the Republican Party: the Religious Right.

 

Indeed - that is the true problem. I used to vote Republican, back when fiscal issues and small government were the main tennants of the party. Now, the Religious Right has all but hijacked the party. Because of this swing, many former Republicans are facing a dilemma: find a way to take back the party, or abandon it. Most of these moderate Republicans would agree that the Democrats don't offer a vastly more attractive option, but in the U.S., it's virtually impossible to get elected outside the two major parties.

 

True conservative values espouse a great amount of personal freedom; to marry, to live with whom or where one wants, to have control over one's reproduction. The religious influence in the party, and their un-democratic rhetoric (small d) harken more to Soviet-style central control than to flag-waving American patriotism. And then on top of that, you have the Patriot Act coming along...

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