I would like to add to David Harsanyi’s comments about Republicans needing renewed idealism and intellectualism. To put it bluntly, the Republican Party is bankrupt. Their “statism-lite” support of the massive growth in government is a pathetic imitation of the sacred policies of the left. And their hijacking by the religious right has turned them into “theocrat-lite.” There is nothing of the idealism of limited government and individual liberty — policies they give only lip service to. They deserve the whooping they got; and as an advocate of reason, individual liberty and laissez-faire capitalism, I’m hoping that out of the ashes will emerge a leader who won’t let America go down in flames.
Gina Liggett, Denver