Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Important Post

The Smirking Chimp has published a letter from Ernest Partridge to an unnamed Republican friend of his begging moderate Republicans to take back their party, something I agree with 100%. If you are a Republican who truly believes in the system established by the founders, if you believe the principles of great Republicans like Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, you need to take your party back from the Know Nothings and near-fascists who are so visible as the "soul of the GOP" today.

The right wing has repudiated our tradition of civic friendship, and instead regards its political opponents as "traitors." Liberal policies are condemned, not merely as erroneous or misguided, but as "evil." Politics today has become "warfare by other means," wherein it is not enough to defeat one's opponents in a fair election; the opponent must be destroyed. Witness the attacks on the Clintons, and on John McCain in the South Carolina primary of 2000.

Worth sharing with your Republican friends. They need to take their party back - we can't do it for them. Thanks to Avedon Carol at The Sideshow for the link.

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