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A Political Party in Name Only

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Written by John Biver

If you’re to the right politically, aghast at what the Obama Administration is doing, and frustrated with the gross ineffectiveness of elected and non-elected Republicans who haven’t been using the power at their disposal, you’re a member of a growing club.

Like a lot of clubs, though, this one is, as of yet, still mostly consisting of complainers and protesters instead of people involved in constructive political action. Sure, there are many conservatives volunteering time and donating money to elect better people. The problem is, they constitute only a fraction of what will be required if we’re to save the country.

A friend of mine says that boiled down to its essence, a political party consists of a message and messengers. Too often the Grand Old Party has had neither.… Continue Reading

Eating Our Own?

Recently, someone accused Illinois Family Action of “eating our own” for criticizing the positions of a Republican candidate for the Illinois State Senate. Here are the thoughts of one IFA reader, attorney Mark Rouleau, to the notion that conservatives ought not criticize any Republicans running for office:

The description of criticism of Republicans as “eating our own” is the product of a reprobate mind and a seared conscience. Such a charge reflects a kind of tribalism. Yeah, rah, rah for our team and our guys because they wear our colors (a la gang style). It doesn’t matter if they are upholding godly positions.

Personally, I will vote for pro-life Democrats or third party candidates who believe in traditional marriage and limited government over a Republican who doesn’t believe in those things, even if that means that they will cost Republicans on other votes.

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