First, AllahPundit of HotAir says we should give up our views that abortion is the slaying of an unborn child, and now Ed Morrissey tells us we should give citizenship to any poor person who steps across our border.
So, what makes the GOP different than the Democratic party? We spend and tax in different ways?
I think perhaps lowering the goal of repealing Roe-v-Wade and allowing each state to make its own laws on abortion would be a realistic goal. But just give up completely? Abortion is one of the few reasons I can say ‘well, even if I am disgusted with ‘big government’ republicans, I can’t vote for a libertarian, because they won’t protect unborn human lives.’
And on the border: honestly, I have no problem with granting permanent work visas to anyone who wants one. That’s called free trade, and whether Americans admit it or not, we’re already competing with every other worker on a global scale. But why give away more welfare and voting rights? Do we really want to import the government of Mexico?
It used to be that America attracted only the most hard working immigrants, because we didn’t have a giant welfare system, which meant we were importing voters who believed in keeping our free markets and high wages for average workers.
Now we have a huge welfare state, so we’re importing a mix of hard working immigrants and freeloaders. If we grant amnesty now, we add millions of people who don’t believe in free markets or hard work to the voting booths.
It sounds to me like AP and Ed want to change the GOP to be more like the Democratic party… and I very nearly voted for the libertarian candidate this time because it was hard to tell Mitt ‘Romneycare’ and Barack ‘Obamacare’ apart.
The solution isn’t to give up social issues and remain similar to the Democratic party on fiscal issues; the solution is to keep social issues, but join the libertarian party on fiscal, immigration, and foreign policy issues. Stop interfering in individuals’ lives as much as possible, except as it pertains to saving unborn lives. And, when necessary, battle over social issues on a state by state basis.