The Progressive Left has succeeded in dividing the Republican Party by controlling the discussion in the media. Republicans, in an effort to defend their core values have taken the bait and turned on one another over issues of social conscience.
The truth is our Constitution is written so that Social Values and legislation are left to the individual states.
When you think of it, it makes perfect sense, it is difficult for a central government to dictate social policy over 340,000,000 people while the needs of northerners are different than those of westerners and those of central or landlocked states differ from coastal or boarder states.
The government of the United States over the decades has usurped more and more power over the individual states and as a result, the individual citizen, by implementing the Interstate Commerce Act at every opportunity to gain control of different sectors of the economy and society.
As a result, since the 1st major expansion in the 1930's by then President Franklin D. Roosevelt | The White House, government has grown tenfold. Moreover the election of current President Barack Obama | The White House the size of the federal government will quite possibly triple again.
The taking of control of the banking and auto industries thru Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility - TALF and the expansion of Healthcare has put the percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) absorbed by the Federal Government at close to 20%, up from less than 10%.
That is for every $100.00 produced in the United States of America, the federal Government controls $20.00.
Is it any wonder unemployment is steady at 10% and could quite possibly grow unless 'Free Market Policies" are once again implemented and expanded.
The end result of so much Democrat control will inevitably lead to a better balance of power, Republicans have scored wins in Governor Races in New Jersey and Virginia in 2009, if this is any barometer of sentiment across the country, 2010, the midterm elections, should lead to multiple Republican victories in both the House and Senate.
The race for the Mass. Senate seat once held by Ted Kennedy is a further indication of the political landscape, always fluid, now moving in the favor of the Republican Party. When asked how he represent Ted Kennedy's seat, Mr. Brown stated: "It's not Ted Kennedy's seat, it's the peoples seat".
This is democracy at work, this is the best proof that the Republic which is America has flourished and prospered for more than 2 centuries.