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At The Vice Presidential Debate: Ryan Told 24 Myths In 40 Minutes

At The Vice Presidential Debate: Ryan Told 24 Myths In 40 Minutes | Get ready to Fact Check | Scoop.it
Paul Ryan spoke for 40 of the 90 minutes during Thursday night’s vice presidential debate and managed to tell at least 24 myths during that time: 1) “It took the president two weeks to acknowledge that [the Libya attack] was a terrorist attack.” Obama...
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From "limited government" to Government as a force to be used to take away voting rights

From "limited government" to Government as a force to be used to take away voting rights | Get ready to Fact Check | Scoop.it

by HAL ZIEGLER, former Republican State Senator in Michigan

 

To some of us who were part of the GOP for years--and followed its history from Lincoln to the early 2000's, we believe an entirely new GOP has evolved--literally destroying the old GOP.


A Party that once stood for individual rights and freedom of expression replaced by suppression of those rights through Jim Crow voting laws.


A Party that believed in limited Government now sees Government as a force to be used to go after voting rights.


A Party that believed in strict adherence to the Constitution has been told 10 times in just a few months its actions were unconstitutional.


A Party that championed Separation of Church and State now includes in its platform the mandates of some religious groups.


A Party that worked with LBJ to secure passage of the Civil Rights Act now seeks to trample on the rights of minorities.


A Party that woke up and saw the dangers of a racist movement, the John Burch Society, and closed its doors to such a movement, but has now opened its doors to its successor, the Tea Party.


A Party that, at the eleventh hour, worked across the aisle when the country was at risk and needed solutions, now purges any member who dares mention compromise.


A Party that once felt pride in exercising its legislative duties is now led by a Senate Leader who believes a Senator's duty is solely to destroy the Presidency.


A Party that celebrates annually, a Lincoln day dinner and embraced by the likes of Taft, Goldwater, Kemp, yes Nixon, Ford, Dirksen, Bush I, Dole, Reagan and so many other good men and women, now embraces a nominee who flip-flops on virtually all issues, lies regarding four murders of Americans for political points--and well to sum it up, is running a "dishonest campaign"--those being the words of Newt Gingrich during the primaries.


A Party whose core was once real conservatives, not neo-conservative obstructionists, and embraced by those who believed in the rights of the individual and limited Government, has been replaced by a party whose belief is the Government is the tool to use to deny voting rights, so a party who believed in tolerance has been replaced by racism and religious extremism.


YES a NEW PARTY, but to those who gave much to the OLD PARTY, nothing but regret, sorrow and concern for the future of the Two-Party System, and the Country.

 

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