Wednesday, June 01, 2005

I'm late to this (I have a good reason), but this article that seeks to explain the GOP's success in red states only gets half the picture.

The article states that the success is due to Republican policy's that make it more affordable to buy a house and raise a family. It discounts "values issues," and proposes tighter immigration policies as what the GOP should take to ensure its future.

But that's only part of it. There's more that makes it difficult to raise a family than just the monetary cost. If the public school is handing out condoms everyday, doesn't that make it more difficult to raise a child with more traditional sexual values? Or if abortion is universally celebrated as a "right"? Or if marriage laws say that same sex couples are the same as their parents' relationship?

There's more to life than pocketbooks.
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