We must decide whether our democracy will be stronger moving forward articulating values where government remains neutral, ensuring rights, safety and providing reliably accurate information based on facts; or by putting the full force of the federal government behind one narrow interpretation of one religious ideology.
We all view life as sacred. We all view love and sexuality as sacred. We all know and respect the importance of transitions at birth and death. We rejoice in each, as we rejoice in each other. We celebrate life. We want it to be better for everyone. So if we agree on so many goals, maybe the only choice in this election are the tactics and strategies we think will best help us reach them.
Perhaps the most fascinating part of this mind-bendingly historic election cycle is that so many conservative Republicans are standing up to say they have had enough. They “aren’t leaving their party,” to paraphrase Ronald Reagan when he supported Barry Goldwater’s conservative movement, “their party is leaving them.”
Goldwater. Eisenhower. Carlson. Powell. Not elites, but “real Republicans” who are very “pro-Republican” are challenging the far-right anti-choice extremes within their own party.
Gen. Colin Powell is concerned about the extreme rightward shift of the Republican Party and the potential for two more conservatives being appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cynthia Gorney has a must read piece in the New York Times, entitled "True Lifer"
noting the appeal of Gov. Sarah Palin to voters who want to ban all
Hardball’s Chris Matthews hosted Cecile Richards and Barbara Comstock for a debate between education, prevention and pro-choice values vs. the same old divisive politics of personal destruction from the far-right.
Americans can see anti-choice extremism on full display in McCain-Palin rallies. Given Palin’s “abuse of power” and McCain distancing himself from the Culture of Lies rabid anti-choicers have created, perhaps McCain has a little maverick left in him.
Far-right social conservatives are cheering what Sarah Palin will bring to the White House as a triumph of their religious ideology and what it means for the future of the United States government, especially on Roe v. Wade. Joe Biden and Sarah Palin interviewed by Katie Couric.
Pro-choicers are voting on values of our own — values of liberty, health, and scientific knowledge.