Political parties are like the people in them, contradictory and conflicted but for the current GOP, the dissonance has become deafening.
- They say they’re for deregulation—then why do they want to regulate every aspect of women’s reproductive lives, who marries whom and where folks go to the toilet?
- They say they’re for business, large and small–then why do they want to ban the marijuana business AND punish those for whom it provides medical benefits-is it re-regulation of deregulation?
- They say they’re for individual liberty–but love to tell you where and how you may protest, if at all?
- Many claim they’re Christian–so unless it’s the version popularized by the Inquisition, why are they for oppressing and suppressing everyone else and yeah, that little thing of do-unto-others-as-you-would-have-them-do-unto-you, didn’t have a codicil that says, unless there’s a tax break involved.
- They say they’re for state rights–unless the state wants to provide-in a Judeo-Christian sort of way-sanctuary for its most vulnerable citizens.
- They say they’re for government transparency—unless they are the ones doin the governin.
- They say they’re for the 2nd amendment but why is that the only one they care about-don’t the 1st, 4th, 5th. 6th, 8th and 10th amendments count? And if not, why not?
- They say they’re for jobs and a strong economy but in many states immigrants represent the majority of entrepreneurial activity and the marijuana industry offers jobs and tax funding to local economies which would make them less dependent on federal government spending yet they seem to want to prohibit both from flourishing.
- They say they want us to be world leaders–then why do they weaken our influence by reneging on treaties.
- They claim to want a strong nation—but—our country became powerful (besides through imperialist policies which both parties love) because the majority of our people were well fed and educated. When we cease funding these basic needs and allow our country’s health to deteriorate, that is, the health of our people and its institutions, its infrastructure, its support of scientific exploration (I would include- of the arts but we have never been a country which cares about art or artists,) its land and its air–decline is inevitable and perhaps, irreversible.
I just don’t get you guys.