The GOP Platform…Is It As Evil As The Dems on Facebook and Twitter Would Have You Believe?

There has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth the past couple of days. The Republican platform also known as “The American Dream Platform” has been paraded through the mainstream media as “The American Horror”. This charge of course being led by those in the Pro-Gay Marriage Lobby, the pro-abortion lobby and those wanting to see “those evil rich folks” to pay their “fair share”.

According to some, this platform seeks to “ban gay marriage”, “ban ALL abortions” and “give more tax breaks to the wealthiest among us.” Really? Let’s take a look. Shall we?

Gay Marriage

The platform affirms the rights of states and the federal government not to recognize same-sex marriage. That means it’s also up to the states to give the “okay” for gay marriages. Our Constitution is very explicit in recognizing a state’s right to govern itself. We already have some states that allow gay marriage and with the right lobbying, there could be more to come. The one thing I do disagree with is that it backs a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. That part, I feel is totally unnecessary and more than a little hateful. I also feel, though, that that amendment doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in Hell of getting passed. The important thing, I think, to take from this is that their main position is that gay marriage is a STATE’S RIGHTS issue. Again, why is this so hard for the gay community to accept? I’ll tell you why. It’s because this particular lobbying group has taken an “all or nothing” approach. They want the federal government out of their bedrooms but at the same time, beg the feds to step in and force their bedrooms down the throats of the American people. Out of one side of their mouths, they say “what goes on in our bedrooms is none of anyone’s business” while simultaneously marching what goes on in their bedrooms up and down Main Street. I’ve said all along, if the gay community wants more respect from this country, it would behoove them to get better representation and stop being everything mainstream America fears. This group decries hatred but spews it every chance they get. The GOP isn’t your problem guys, YOU are.

Abortion

The platform states that “the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.” It opposes using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or to fund organizations that perform or advocate abortions. It says the party will not fund or subsidize health care that includes abortion coverage.

OOOOH…Doesn’t that sound hateful? The argument most thrown about has been “What about rape…incest…dangers to the mother??? If you really believe the GOP will seek to do away with ALL abortions, your just as stupid and naive as the Democrats are hoping you’ll be. It is utterly ridiculous to think the Republicans have no room in their hearts for exceptions to the rule.

Then there’s the argument that “it’s a woman’s right to choose.” Really? It’s a woman’s right to choose WHAT, exactly? It’s her right to choose to kill her unborn child simply because she wasn’t bright enough to use contraception? Or that it’s her right to choose to kill the baby simply because she just doesn’t have time to deal with a child? Shouldn’t these things be thought of BEFORE she opened her legs? Piss poor planning on a woman’s part does NOT justify a murder….PERIOD…Not when there are people out there who’d do just about anything to adopt a child because they’re incapable of conception. Sorry girls, it’s not anyone’s right to take the life of a child.

In this country, a person can be JAILED for the destruction of unborn (eggs) American Bald Eagles. Yet, the killing of an unborn HUMAN seems to be a “woman’s right”. Yeah…That makes sense, ladies.

Taxes

This platform states clearly…”We reject the use of taxation to redistribute income, fund unnecessary or ineffective programs or foster the crony capitalism that corrupts both politicians and corporations.” Again…OOOOOH….sounds dreadful, don’t it?

Everyone on the Progressive side of the aisle wants to see Romney “pay his fair share”. They’re sooooo angry because he’s only been taxed 14% while most Americans are paying a much higher tax rate. That would sound reasonable if it weren’t for the fact that Mitt Romney hasn’t had in “income” in almost 20 yrs. He’s lived off what is known as “Capital Gains” or INVESTMENTS. I don’t know what it’s going to take to get through to those people that income and investment money are two totally different things. Thus, taxed at different rates. A person would be hard pressed to explain this to those that refuse to learn the difference.

What these people are really saying is that they want the government to take from these “evil rich” and give to those “more deserving”…like them, for example. It’s not a new idea. Russia tried it back in 1917 and it lasted up until 1989, when The Soviet Union suffered an ECONOMIC COLLAPSE due to their redistribution of wealth. It seems there’s never enough for these people.

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID

The platform pledges to move both Medicare and Medicaid away from “the current unsustainable defined-benefit entitlement model to a fiscally sound defined-contribution model.”

That doesn’t mean that the GOP seeks to do away with either program. It means they want to FIX IT. Our system is BROKEN!!! What don’t you people get about that? Don’t you think it should be fixed so that it doesn’t go away? You think Obamacare is going to be the fix we need? Guess what? It doesn’t help our seniors ONE IOTA. As a matter of fact, the $700 Billion Obama TOOK FROM MEDICARE has done more harm to our seniors than the GOP ever could. By taking that money from Medicare, it has lessened the amount of benefits and medical testing that was available to our seniors just three yrs. ago.

This isn’t the entire platform but just some of the highlights. I guess what I’m trying to say here, is:

Pull your heads out of your respective anal orifices and pay attention to what’s really going on. READ. Ask questions. Get involved. And for the record, getting involved means more than getting on Facebook spewing vile hatred of all things Republican. If you were really involved in trying to solve these problems, you’d see they’re NOTHING like what the Democrats would have you believe. And, you’d see the GOP solutions to these problems, while far from perfect, are a LOT closer to an actual solution than what we’ve had for the past 4 years.

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