Monday, August 27, 2012
GOP Platform And Theocracy
I got back to Holland where I can get Internet services in time to get a review of the platform proposed by the GOP platform committee. It was long on social values and short on anything that matters to most Americans. In essence, the GOP would like to impose its social vision on America. It is a vision of a world that no longer exists, if it ever did. It is so far to the right that the Romney campaign has tried to distance itself from the platform. The Romney campaign was not critical of the platform, however; they need the votes from the the Cretans that will respond to the vision. We should not ignore the platform, however, because it reflects the values of the new GOP. It is now a political party with with two ideologies. The utopian idea of free markets has been combined with a rejection of rationality and multiculturism.