LTE: The Republican Party Has Gone Bankrupt

 Posted by on 18 November 2008 at 11:38 am  Election, Politics
Nov 182008

My following letter to the editor was published in the Denver Post Editorial page of November 15 in response to David Harsanyi’s column, “Getting out of the Republican coma.”

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

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