Ronald Reagan said He didn't leave the Democratic Party, the Democratic party left him.. Well I can honestly say I feel the same way about today's GOP. I will admit, I've been leaning this way for sometime. Tonight however, while scrolling through my Facebook feed and seeing Huckabee's take on gay marriage while supporting Duggar, Santorum stating the Pope has no right to speak on global warming, and Perry stating that what happened in South Carolina was caused by drugs not guns were the final straws to break this camels back!!
Today's GOP has become infested with hypocrites who quote scripture to fit their views, while condemning any suggestions that differ than theirs. They are more than willing to pick and choose what scripture to use to validate their point while overlooking other verses and commandments they break daily. They have become the party that knows better than experts, science and yes even the Pope.. hmmm Curious when they will take on God Himself!!
The Republican party that I knew, believed in smaller government, and allowing individuals the opportunities needed to prosper. These days, they are much more interested in policing what folks do in the privacy of their own homes rather than fixing issues that keep shrinking the middle class and causing the divide between the wealth and those in poverty to spread like wildfire. Instead of working on policy that helps the working class prosper, they would much rather focus on social issues that do nothing but tear this country apart.
Regurgitating old talking points that have been long proven false do nothing but spread hate and do nothing of building that light on hill. It's well known and scientific fact the Global Warming exists and our dependency on fossil fuel has sped that up. It's been proven around the world in other modern societies that socialized medicine is beneficial for everyone. It's well known we are the leading country that promotes the freedom to own guns, yet we have the highest crime rate in the world where guns are used. We have the largest percentage of a population incarcerated of any of the free world. They fight against immigration changes forgetting that everyone except those of Native American heritage are immigrants in this country.
They have become the party that stand by known child molesters, while claiming gays are trying to recruit your kids. A party that believes marriage should be between one woman and one man only yet overlooks the affairs and multiple marriages of the party's leaders. A party where those wanting to lead this nation will speak up on acts of violence occurring all too often in this country, without knowing all the facts and without a willingness to actually work on fixing whats causing them to happen.
We will run around the world and send our troops to overthrow governments in the name of protecting the people yet we wont address our own homeless and hungry population. A country where we do everything we can NOT to support schools and keeping kids in them. A country that will send our young men and women overseas to protect us from enemy attacks yet we do almost nothing to provide for them upon their return.
So in the words of President Reagan, I am not leaving the Republican Party, the party left me!! Allowing the Tea Party to hijack the foundation of what this party stood for and be replaced by by far right winged radicals that will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who do not believe the same thing they do is destroying this country.
Until this country comes back to the middle and decides we all need to give a little for the better of EVERY person living in this melting pot of a country and works at healing the racial divide, takes care of every veteran, properly funds education, takes a serious look at gun control, and puts the working class once again ahead of corporate loop holes. and greed, I cannot support or find myself aligned.