With Republicans Like These, Who Needs Democrats?
By Chuck Baldwin The Covenant News ~ May 4, 2005
My friend Howard Phillips recently wrote a column outlining the
philosophy and historical track record of the Republican Party
since George W. Bush became President. Sad to say, even a
cursory review of this record reveals the fact that the Republican
Party in Washington, D.C., has become little more than a carbon
copy of the Democratic Party.
Phillips writes, "Sadly, the GOP's elected and appointed officials
conform themselves almost without exception to that which Mr.
Bush espouses, including:
a. an expanded Federal role in education,
b. record setting subsidies for pro-abortion and pro-
c. increased funding for the United Nations,
d. the attempted extension of Bill Clinton's assault weapons
ban (blocked in Congress),
e. social Security benefits for illegal aliens who have returned
f. the ongoing reduction of the U.S. Navy (which now stands
at 289 ships, compared to 600 under Ronald Reagan),
g. amnesty for illegal aliens,
h. nominees for the Federal judiciary and the Office of
Attorney General who espouse the doctrine that Roe v.
Wade is 'settled law',
i. support for Food and Drug Administration policies
approving the abortion 'pill', RU-486, which has been used
to kill scores of thousands of unborn children,
j. overturning Ronald Reagan's decision to withdraw from
k. increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts,
l. multi-billion dollar support for the Federal Legal Services
Corporation and its 25,000 left-wing legal activists,
m. murder-abetting assistance to the Communist government
n. historically high multi-trillion dollar fiscal deficits and
o. a multi-trillion dollar Medicare entitlement program,
p. a $20 million 'New Freedom' program to evaluate the
mental health of 53 million students in the government
q. enactment of the McCain-Feingold campaign regulation
law which criminalizes free speech,
r. support for the U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty (UNLOST)
which President Reagan rejected,
s. endorsement of homosexual 'civil unions',
t. promotion of FTAA, NAFTA, CAFTA, and the WTO,
u. a too broadly drawn Patriot Act with its outrageous 'sneak
and peek' provisions,
and many more things, a significant proportion of which would
have been blocked by a Republican Congress had a Democrat
President proposed them."
Of course, most conservatives have chosen to ignore or even
deny these facts. The only answer they seem to come up with
is, "Think how bad it would be if Democrats were in charge."
However, with Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?