Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jews, Social Issues, and the GOP

If there is any lesson that the California Republican Party, and the National Convention, need to learn, they must declare at the minimum a truce on social issues, many of which have needlessly alienated independents and disaffected Democrats who want to see less government and more fiscal responsibility.

Raphael Sonsenshein sheds a light of bright optimism for a party which is struggling to retain its national appeal while struggling with party purity in contested primaries.

The jungle primary, recently instituted in California, may assist moderate Republicans, as voters, no matter what their party affiliation, may vote for whichever candidate they prefer.

If the California GOP can emphasize their fiscal credentials without pressing their luck on social problems, the minority opposition may be able to seize some prominence in a state which has all but excluded Republicans for nearly two decades from the reins of power.

Still, I am amused and dismayed to see so many Jews support a president who has expanded state power so rapidly, curtailing individual liberty, even casting a dark pall over religious liberty with pretended lawsuits against the ministerial exception and professing "freedom of worship" instead of freedom of religion.

Jews would better serve themselves by promoting as little government as possible, which would enable private sectors investment and individual initiative to help repair the world.

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