The Motley Monk has always believed that one should stand on principle, even if it means losing. Chided as well as castigated on occasion by very good friends who wish The Motley Monk would just "get with it" and realize that winning requires being a bit more malleable with one's principles, The Motley Monk has always thought: "What a bunch of hogwash!"
What's "winning" when the winner turns out to vote like the loser would have?
In the dialectic of principles, liberals always demand that conservatives give more than than liberals would ever be willing to give...which is zero...nada...absolutely nothing. And they call that "compromise."
But, the truth is that any new synthesis--which forms the new thesis and provides the starting point from which future compromises are made--always leaves conservatives on the losing side until they've eventually capitulated and given up everything they've ever stood for.
With this in mind, The Motley Monk asks "What's happening to the Republican Party"?
According to the CNSNews.com, although its platform opposes abortion and so-called "homosexual marriage," the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is backing and promoting through its "Young Guns" program two congressional candidates who are openly homosexual and who both support homosexual marriage and abortion "rights." House GOP leaders Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and even Paul Ryan (R-WI) have donated to the candidates. For its part, the National Republican Congressional Committee is committed to helping provide the candidates and their campaigns all of the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents.
One of the candidates for Congress, Carl DeMaio, stated in a press release:
I see myself as a "new generation Republican'" who wants to
challenge the party to focus on pocket-book, economic and quality
of life issues in a more positive and inclusive way, rather than issues
that are, frankly, none of the government's business in the first place.
It happens all of the time. Conservatives compromise on principle with liberals who make zero concessions.
It seems to The Motley Monk that what's happening to the Republican Party is that it's new synthesis is "Republocrats." It won't belong before there's not a millimeter of difference between them and the Democrats. The "two party" system may have already ended.
Let the discussion begin...
To read the CNSNews.com article, click on the following link: