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Tue Sep 4, 2018, 09:19 AM

When Republicans refuse to defend the rule of law, what do they have left? [View all]

When they fail to defend our national security, what remains of their purpose? When they undermine the checks and balances set up by the founding fathers, what foundation do they stand on? Not morality, when their leader is a proven liar, repeat adulterer, self professed sexual molester, a sloth and glutton of biblical proportions. Nor respect for authority, not when scientific authorities are ignored if their findings constrain corporate profits. Not respect for tradition when the traditions of our constitutional democracy are trampled upon daily. Not even fiscal conservationism, when they blow huge holes in the budget to fatten the wallets of those already bloated.

Republicans are left embracing intolerance at best, but more often blatantly raw racism and extreme xenophobia. They stand for a theocratic view of America mortally at odds with our Constitution. They invariably represent the privileged few over the needs of the many, subservient as they are to a handful of billionaire mega donors They salute a hollow patriotism: Flag pins over sacrifice, symbols over substance. And they pursue division over unity, and resentment over justice. And now they embrace as well a cult of personality, behind their new dear leader, that is worthy of North Korea.

No. not even Ronald Reagan could be proud of today's Republican Party, if he could even recognize its distorted state today.

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