This One Is For All Of My Fiscal Only Friends In The GOP

    Yes, I am on a theme here. We are drawing near to the 2012 elections, and yet,we in the GOP still have not really come to any sort of understanding of how to pull the two factions of the party together.

   How do the more conservative members of the GOP,who feel the need to address social issues facing the nation, convince the so-called moderates of the GOP,that there is more in the world than fiscal issues?

  Well,I will attempt to demonstrate that most issues are both fiscally and socially relevant.

   Let’s look at one of the most important social issues in the United States. Abortion! This one issue, is one of the most divisive issues, not only in the nation, but also within the GOP.

  On the one hand you have people like myself that feel that the continued killing of babies can only lead to the degradation of  our society. We feel that the killing of babies is no less murder than the killing of a grandmother to rob her.

  Of course there are those within the GOP that believe that there are no issues beyond the issues that affect their fiscal well-being. They feel that we can ignore the social ramifications of abortion in an attempt to win elections.

  So let’s look at abortion from a fiscal point of view. We can also look at it from a smaller government point of view.

  Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the country’s number one abortion provider, recently released a report about its 2008-2009 activities. In this report, they report that in 2008 they preformed 324,008 abortions, a 6.1% increase over 2007 when they preformed 305,310 abortions.

  If the fact that PPFA  killed 629,318 in two years is not enough reason for you to want to end this legal form of murder, then let me relate some fiscal facts to you.

  In 2008 PPFA received $337 million from grants and contracts from local, state and federal governments. This number increase in 2009 to $350 million. And has now reached $363 million.

  Government grants accounted for 33% of PPFA’s income compared with just 28% from private donations. Income from its abortion centers accounted for 37%.

   In 1997 PPFA killed 160,000 babies and received $160 million in tax payer funding. Both the number of abortions and the amount of money received from government, supposedly to reduce the number of abortions, has more than doubled.

   Now answer me this my fiscally conservative/small government friends. Is this your idea of a fiscally conservative government? Is this the original intention of our founders as to what our republican form of government was intended to be?

   This should be common ground. This is an issue that should be easy to pull the two factions of the GOP  together. Help me defund Planned Parenthood. Yes I want to do it to at least slow the killing of babies. But tell me why fiscally conservative people wouldn’t want to do it also. Shouldn’t people who claim to want to cut the size of government and the deficit, want to take on this fight?

 Now let me say, before the PPFA defenders start in about how it is illegal for government funds to be used for abortions, and that this money is for birth control. This money goes into one pot. If they didn’t receive these funds their budget would be cut by 1/3. They could not survive.

  If the moderate/fiscal only wing of the GOP is truly willing to work with the socially conservative wing, then this is the type of issue that they must be willing to meet in the middle on. I don’t care if you help to defund PPFA because it is the right thing to do, or because you are against all subsidies. By the same token you shouldn’t care whether I want to defund them because government was never intended to serve this purpose, or whether I want to do it to stop the slaughter of babies. The end results will be the same. We will have both gotten what we want.

  This is how we come together within the party. I am already on board on the fiscal side of the battle. It is up to you to have the courage to take on what many will label a social issue, but what is clearly a drain on our fiscal well-being as well.

  I will go you one further. There is always talk about how to bring more minorities into the GOP. Again this is an issues that I believe can attract minorities.

  78% of Planned Parenthood’s abortion centers are located in minority communities. Blacks make up 12% of the population. But account for 35% of the abortions in the United States. Hispanics are the second largest.

  Planned Parenthood is an evil and racist organization. Its founder Margaret Sanger was a devout racist. She created the Negro Project designed to sterilize unknowing black women and others she deemed as undesirables of society. She once said that, ” colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated”.

 Planned Parenthood was created as a way to remove blacks and others from the world. According to the numbers, it would seem as if they are succeeding.

 I believe that if the message is delivered properly, then this is an issue that could attract minorities to the GOP. Again it will take leaders with courage and vision, to step outside what has become safe ground. Unfortunately that safe ground has not been winning elections or bringing people to the GOP.

  So I ask, will the moderates of the party come together with the more conservative wing , or will they stand silent as tax dollars are spent on such a heinous act as abortion?

  I also feel that there are many such issues out there that can be addressed as both fiscal and social. Will the moderates open their eyes, or will they force the more conservative voters within the GOP to  look elsewhere for representation?

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2 Responses to “This One Is For All Of My Fiscal Only Friends In The GOP”

  1. Dan Kramer Says:

    I agree that we of the conservative wing need to stand up and be counted, why should we give up our principals, just so a fat cat, so called moderate can win, I don’t vote party line, I look at the person who is running then vote accordingly and Abortion is Murder any way you look at it!!!!

  2. frankknotts Says:

    Pure and simple!

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