What has become of the Grand Old Party, the once respectable Republican Party?


Where is that Grand Old Party, the Republican Party that once stood for fiscal restraint, free enterprise, and deregulation but at the same time promoted progressive taxation, racial justice, and a world presence? The Republican Party that once held conservative values is now controlled by a handful of extremists.

The good old members of the Republican Party are mostly in the US senate where they are badgered by a couple of their extreme-right thinkers. Many new party members are young ultra-conservatives who hold the House of Representatives and its Speaker hostage with their solid “30-plus” voting power. The rest of the party is spread out in state governments where they preach and practice their anti-gay, anti-government, anti-immigration, anti-women’s rights, and other hate doctrines.

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About Julius Willis

A former Philippines newspaperman and businessman, Julius resettled in California, USA, where he simultaneously worked as an instructional and technical writer and engineering department manager and taught college for 26 years. Now retired, he serves as a member of the City of Hayward's Planning Commission, the Alameda County Housing & Community Development Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Board of CSU-East Bay's Center For Filipino Studies. He is also on Hayward's General Plan Task Force.
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