I have been a Registered Republican since I graduated college in the 1980′s. I’ve have held similar fiscal beliefs but did not hold their social mandate, even early on.
But during this past year of the Presidential election I gave up my status and became Non-Affiliated. Why? Because I could no longer stomach a political party whose main goal was to limit women’s reproductive rights.
Believe me when I tell you that nobody jumps up and down and says, “Oh goody! I’m going to have an Abortion today!” It is a medical decision. and it should not even be a political discussion, period.
Let me stop here and tell you that I am no pro-Democrat either. I disagree with most of their fiscal policy choices. But socially, they are the future of the nation.
The “old generation” that hold antiquated beliefs; you know, the ones that young people have hated for the past forty years, are dying one at a time. And like in the past, those who follow the old beliefs and traditions are fighting tooth and nail to keep them. Their attitude is, in essence, “if I’m going down I’ll take you with me.”
I will not list the issues here as you are well aware of what they are. I’m also not saying that everything the “New America” wants or believes in is right or good. Simply that it is different than those who cling to the past.
The Newtown shooting must engender change in this country and not just for gun control. Some say that the “discussion” will break the country apart. WAKE UP people, its already well underway.