By Irene F. Starkehaus -
The texted statement made by 6th CD constituent Laurie Higgins was a simple one:
"Do not replace the marriage plank with the proposed RINO/Libertarian plank that marriage has an intrinsic nature, that children have an intrinsic right to be raised by a mother and a father whenever possible. The language in this pernicious plank necessarily endorses the legal recognition of plural unions. Evidently, the RINOs/Libertarians on the committee have no understanding of the essential role marriage has in the health and survival of any society. Mr. Brady, you have done enough damage to Illinois."
Pat Brady represented the 6th Congressional District on the 2016 platform committee on May 20, 2016 at the Peoria Civic Center at which time the committee voted 10 to 7 to end the 6000-year-old traditions surrounding the one-man-one-woman nuclear family. Although the bid was ultimately unsuccessful, we are witnessing an attitudinal shift in the Republican Party that is unprecedented. There was also a less effective attempt to supposedly broaden party appeal through agreeable language regarding abortion.
Quoting Ryan Higgins of the 8th CD, "Why can't we be more receptive to those who agree with most of our core principles? [Inclusive language] is a beacon."
Just what shining light of core principles remains after the GOPs progressive scorched earth policy on traditional values, I'm not sure.
Oh, right. Fiscal responsibility. That's just the thing to bond principled voters of Illinois to those who are ethically impaired. Plan A: Attracted moral relativists to the Republican Party so that we can stop the Illinois legislature from overspending, confiscating wealth and redistributing that wealth to gain votes, because crippling taxpayers with debt is - what? Wrong? Immoral?
By what standard? And what exactly is Plan B?
I'm sorry. The premise is simply ludicrous. Relativists will not expand fiscal responsibility in Springfield. They'll expand relativism.