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Drop social issues, GOP

| Monday, April 1, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Drop social issues, GOP

In his column “Who killed the New Majority?” (March 27 and TribLIVE.com), Pat Buchanan is right about one thing: The GOP must face reality or continue to lose.

The Republican Party is standing still and defending old ideas and old ways while the rest of the world moves on. New ideas about immigration, globalization, climate change, women's health issues and gay rights have already moved forward.

The world is changing and it's happening faster than ever before. We as a nation need to get it together and start moving ahead or be left behind.

When I became a Republican, it was because the GOP was the party of educated, forward-thinking people who cared about the future of our economy, modernization, new ideas and innovative technology.

Now, the GOP is the party of the religious right, the protector of old, established big money and the party of war. All of these issues are pushing more and more people away from the GOP.

I believe the Republican Party can come back and be the party of business, technology, science and education, but to do that, it must be a more inclusive party.

The GOP needs to move away from the social issues that divide people and stick to the issues of jobs and the economy that unite all citizens.

Ellen Northy

Moon

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