They promise to protect gun rights, prevent the LGBTQ community from exercising their Constitutional rights, and repeal Roe v Wade. They promise tax cuts for the middle class. They tell voters that by giving the wealthy huge tax cuts they will in turn create new, good paying jobs. Who are they? Every one of your favorite Republican politicians.
Facts prove that they were lying to their loyal supporters. They have no intention to follow through with their promises; they have only one goal; to convince you to vote for them.
It’s called the ‘culture war,’ and it is a façade. The reality is that GOP politicians do as they damn well please, and what pleases them is increasing their personal wealth by supporting special interests and ignoring your needs and wishes. They are laughing at you all the way to the bank.
Here’s the truth. Moscow Mitch McConnell created the ‘party of no.’ He is the primary reason that our government is not only broken, it’s dysfunctional.
William Barr works for a Catholic organization which supports ‘Opus Dei,’ a radical religious group within the Catholic Church whose goal is to infiltrate today’s Republican Party in name only and insert their agenda; an agenda which would violate the guarantee of freedom of religion in the first amendment.
My question is, are these failures working for you? The only reason they continue to scream about second amendment rights is to protect the NRA. This gun lobby’s only real concern is increasing the profits of gun sellers and gun manufacturers. Recent polls show that Democrats and Republicans alike favor sensible changes to our nation’s weak gun laws.
As for the rights of the LGBT Q community, it’s simple brainwashing. These men and women are of no danger to you or your family. They want the same things from life as you do. Led by Trump and Mike Pence, homophobia is rampant among Republicans. The truth is that a large majority of all Americans believe that the Constitution protects them from the passage of antiquated laws which would punish them for their sexual orientation. The hypocrisy is appalling. Think about the many Republican politicians who have been caught participating in homosexual relationships.
Abortion should not be an issue. The Christian religious right, which owns right-wing politicians, has made it an issue. The truth is that a woman must have the right to decide her own mental and physical health. As one pro choice group accurately says, “if you don’t want an abortion, don’t have one.” When religion sticks its nose in our government, nothing fair and Constitutional happens. As my grandfather taught me, “religion is a private and personal thing; keep it that way.”
Finally, the truth is this Republican Party today is not your father’s GOP. They lack the principles of the party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan. This Republican Party in name only has made a mockery of their predecessors. They serve special interests; not the American people.
Don’t be a tool for the right-wing. Vote for the best candidate, not for a political party which has failed you for decades.
“The Truth Lives Here”
Op-ed by James Turnage
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