Friday, February 22, 2013

A real Republican

There's a HUGE difference between real Republicans and the leadership of their party. While I may not always agree with them, I can respect their commitment to freedom and individual liberty. Their party leaders, on the other hand, are crass, craven opportunists, more often than not.

Earlier today I posted a rant about Republican leaders’ mendacity and lack of courage in the marriage equality debate. However, real Republicans are another matter entirely, and a good example of that is the video above, the latest ad in the series from Respect for Marriage Coalition.

In this ad, former Marine Corporal Craig Stowell talks about how he fought for freedom and “that’s what we believe in as Republicans”. The ad also shows that this issue is about family, because he’s long been a strong advocate for his gay brother’s right to marry.

Freedom and family are supposed to be two core principles of the Republican Party. Fortunately, real Republicans get that and aren’t afraid to stand up for what’s right, even if their leaders are too cowardly to do so.

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