When did believing in the Constitution become “extreme?

Not surprisingly, the New York Times, that bastion of conservative thought, reports that the GOP establishment is looking to silence the so-called, “extreme right-wing”.

I find this piece rather humorous because on the other side, Democrats are hardly seeking to limit the influence of progressive socialists – in fact, they are fully embracing it.

How is it that believing in the Constitution has all of a sudden become “extreme?”

The GOP seems to believe they have a better path to victory if they silence the grassroots individuals who will get out and mobilize and knock on doors, and the NYT is attempting to convince them they’re right. This comes on the heels of Tuesday’s elections in the comparative analysis of the victory in New Jersey and the loss in Virginia.

Why is the GOP finding it so difficult to simply present Ronald Reagan’s three-legged principles of conservatism: fiscal, national security, and social.
I believe the same and they all compliment each other implicitly. Why are so-called “mainstream” Republicans forgetting this?

If you believe, as Lyndon Johnson did, that mothers having children out of wedlock should be given a government check, you are creating both a social and an economic problem. On the one hand you are destroying the family unit and on the other, increasing government spending as part of the growing welfare nanny-state. Is it “extreme” to want to preserve families – especially black families, where only 30% of children grow up in a two-parent home?

I must ask, is rescinding “don’t ask don’t tell” more important than having combat ready Brigades in the Army? Is it “extreme” to want a military that can actually effectively defend our nation?

Every American has the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness –but not a guarantee of it — and too many special interest groups are looking to government to provide a guarantee, which means expansive growth and social engineering. Why is it “extreme” to want less debt to be passed on to our children?

Why is it “extreme” to believe abortion should not be used as a form of birth control? How did it become redefined as “women’s reproductive health?” Research to eliminate ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers — that is advocating for reproductive health. And no one should tell a woman what to decide if her body has been violated by rape, incest, or there is a true medical threat to her life by the pregnancy. But for progressive socialists, abortion is simply about killing babies. Why should the government be in the business of funding that? Progressives say we should be more “European” – well many European countries don’t allow abortions after the first trimester.

It’s clear the New York Times and other similar outlets are trying to persuade the GOP what to do with itself…and there are those in the Republican party boneheaded enough to listen and set up a circular firing squad.

Well I have some editorial suggestions for the Times: President Obama is a liar, not a “misspeaker” and how about doing a little expose on the real extremists in this country who are wrecking our economy, the lives of hard working Americans, and our national security?

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CableNewsGuy
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My ex use to masquerade as a friend for the “sake of our children” and every time I’d fall for it I’d find myself in court having to expose my financial records.

annarondac
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For the life of me, I don’t get how this country went from a freedom loving nation to a share the wealth Euro-centric non-nation.

Beckah
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Public Education.

MotherBatherick
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I find myself feeling extremely disappointed at those who voted for obama. If you are one of those people, take a look around you because chances are, there is someone like me feeling the same way everytime they see your face now. You people ought to be ashamed of yourselves for helping obama wreck our Country.

annarondac
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Prior to his run for President, his reading list as a Senator had many Marxist authors and anti-US proponents. After his initial run, his list changed to Abraham Lincoln, and what you see today. After his “I got burned” comment last night, I do not believe this president is acting alone. I believe he is acting on all his original authors who hated this country.

MotherBatherick
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Agreed. obama is not acting alone. His arrogance fools him into thinking that he was truly “chosen” for what he believes, is his intelligence. But, his handlers chose him because in their minds, he’s a good little commie, a quick-study raised and mentored by communists. But also, because of his upbringing and childhood (which I believe he was robbed of), they also knew he was desparate for attention and do/say anything for it. They paid him some attention alright…people voted for him, putting his handlers in-charge of running the wrecking ball we are trying to stop and be rid of.

William
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How sad I am for you .. Ignorence in your case is not bliss , but a tourture

Rick Alexander
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William You only have one name ? Do you wish to be anonymous? How courageous ! You must be a liberal . You have no right to tell another what to think ! Cowardly Lion

William
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Rick if by knowing my last name makes me brave , will Lopez will do for you? . It must be painful to be so narrow , so full of anger at your diminishing importance as a race . The Idiot West thinks the founders are to revered, did they not own slaves , did they not have Bastard children ,, by raping slaves ? Did they not Bootleg and made a fortune form the black market . Did they not expand the colonies through lies and murder >> Is this what the Tea Part yearns for , the good… Read more »
Surly Curmudgen
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You must be a Howard Zinn disciple. You seem to be of the opinion that the US has done nothing right. Some of the founding fathers owned slaves, not all of them. They wanted to end slavery at the start of the Republic but the founding fathers of the Democrats refused that idea saying they would bolt the country if slavery was ended.
Howard Zinn’s books should not be allowed any where near young undisciplined minds under the age of twenty five. Even then they should only be used by clinical psychiatrists in the study of the mentally insane.

Russell Mac Culloch
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If we ae ever going to do anything we must learn to pull together as one, it’s not abot any individual any longer, t’s about working to gether for the better of all not one, let go of the past, we no longer live there, we live in the here and now, we need to unite as one if we are to suvive, or are we simply going to fight amongst our selves and surly be defeated like the indians who fought between the tribes and lost because they did not unite, had they united the battle of litte big… Read more »
Boebass53
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This country has about a total of six years to take a drastic turn away from the course that it has been set upon. Once we lose those rights given us by our Constitution, we will NEVER get them back and then the downward spiral of America into less than Third World Status will be unstoppable. It’s NOW or NEVER as the saying goes. Either Americans wake up from their hypnotized state of “well-being” or forever be fed upon by the wealthy leeches in the world. And when they finish with you, you won’t even have existed.

Beckah
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I hope we have six, personally I think if we don’t get more conservatives in the Senate in 2014, we are done. I will no longer support the GOP, but I will throw everything I can behind the likes of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Col. West.

Chris Caso
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Anything that isn’t “progressive” is being labeled as “extreme” at this point. It’s sad. Also, Col. West, if you read this, I have been trying to contact you but cannot seem to find a direct method- maybe I am just technologically challenged.

Uncertain if you have seen this or not, but can you comment on and/or confirm/deny the validity? This deeply disturbs and concerns me…

https://www.ijreview.com/2012/06/9466-mugging-soldiers/

As a Reservist that RELIES on TRICARE Reserve Select for himself and his family… this would DESTROY us.

Rick Alexander
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When the leadership turns against it own, does not represent the party in principles and actions. What are Republicans to do ? Refuse to support the rinos or leave the party. Except for a few bright young stars the GOP has little to offer its members The time is ripe for a third party that honors the Constitution and represents its members

William
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Rich , tell what part of the Constitution do you feel is not honored ? Come on give it a try ..

Opinionated American
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The constitution is not honored by the progressive left. YET! They will use it to keep spreading the anti American Pro-communism message under the 1st amendment, Constitution is designed to protect us under the bill of rights. Progressive left are Hypocrites!

William
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Hate to break it to you the first Amendment is not exclusive to the tea baggers . Thank G-D!

Opinionated American
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You’re right. 1st amendment is every Americans God given right.
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Marnott
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If the GOP had done its job there would be no tea party. Think about it. Perhaps that is what is eating their innards.

Andrew
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I still and always will believe the government is behind these shootings, you can”t tell me they weren’t, each one had a doctor behind the shooting, and I bet if you do some digging you will find that these doctor, are linked to the government. right now I don’t need a gun or and instrument for there will be plenty laying on the ground