How many movies have you seen where the bad guy sends a saboteur into the good guy’s camp. This person pretends he wants the same end result as the good guy when all the while he’s working to bring him down. Wormtongue of “Lord of the Rings” fame comes to mind with his evil whisperings into King Theoden’s ear as he leads him astray with lies and persuasion.
Recently according to Politico, GOProud, the conservative homosexual group, along with various segments of the Tea Party stated in an open letter that they want to table social issues in favor of promoting a purely fiscal conservative platform for the Republican Party.
First of all, although this group may agree with the GOP on various fiscal conservative issues, they also want expansion of health care benefits to domestic partners, tax code advantages for homosexuals, hate crime laws, and open homosexuality in the military. These issues can hardly be considered conservative. Their website might offer a list of fiscal issues conservative can agree with, but as GOProud chairman Christopher Barron stated in a Twitter posting:
“We are a gay organization, we only work on gay issues, we have never claimed otherwise. My God people.”
This group is a ticking time bomb trying to infiltrate the ranks.
Secondly, Fiscal Conservatism without the underpinnings of Social Conservatism is a self-defeating proposition. Economic issues are social issues and they’re both moral issues. You can’t separate one from the other.
Ignoring bottom line morality and hence social issues is a recipe for disaster. Immoral laws such a No-Fault Divorce and Welfare have already destroyed the American family which is one of the pillars of our nation, not to mention civilization in general. Allowing same sex marriage will put the final nail in the coffin as it has already done in Europe where the institution of marriage becomes more meaningless by the day. What good will agreement on a few fiscal principles do us then?