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1 researchok  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:55:36am

Lots of very good ideas here that ought to appeal to all Americans, not just those on the right.

At the very least, these ideas are well worth discussing even with philosophical differences that may exist.

Well done.

2 aagcobb  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:47:26am

You are right, the GOP formula for the last 40 years of scaring whites with minorities, gays and feminists doesn't work anymore. To win presidential elections in the future, the GOP is going to have to develop a positive, inclusive agenda. For example, preserving marriage by developing policies that actually encourage marriage, rather than focusing on preventing LGBT people from marrying.

3 Locker  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 12:25:38pm

This looks great but I must say several parts of this document do no match general sentiments echoed by conservatives in this country. Specifically the separation of church and state, allowing for diversity, the entire section on abortion, etc.

Wish they would adopt this... seriously.

4 DesertDenizen  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 1:05:57pm

Why is our relationship with Israel extremely vital? Is it more vital than our relationship with Mexico and Canada with whom we share borders? Or China with our major financial relationship? What, beyond religion, makes our relationship with Israel more vital than our relationship with any other nation?

5 Locker  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 2:30:56pm

re: #4 DesertDenizen

They are one of our primary base of operations in the middle east. I'd definitely call it vital if we are speaking in the context of defense.

6 Obdicut  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 5:10:11am

A lot of these things are just nice sentiments. What does simplifying the tax code to make it 'fairer' mean?


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