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Nevada Republicans Drop Pro-life, Pro-Marriage Stand
Catholic News Agency ^ | 4/18/14

Posted on 04/18/2014 9:21:39 AM PDT by marshmallow

Las Vegas, Nev., Apr 18, 2014 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Several hundred delegates of the Nevada Republican Party approved a party platform Saturday that lacks a pro-life plank and drops support for the definition of marriage as a union of one man and one woman.

Nevada State Party Chairman Michael McDonald told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he thought the party platform was “about inclusion, not exclusion.”

“This is where the party is going.”

Fewer than half of the original 520 party delegates were present to vote to approve the platform the evening of April 12 at the party’s annual convention, held at South Point Casino-Hotel in Las Vegas.

The platform vote took place long after the convention’s scheduled 9 a.m. start time, and the modified platform had been proposed by a committee, according to the Review-Journal.

The members of the platform committee said they had decided not to deal with the removed issues in 2014 because the U.S. Supreme Court and other courts had made decisions on them.

(Excerpt) Read more at catholicnewsagency.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: 2014issues; abortion; homosexualagenda; liberal; libertarians; michaelmcdonald; moralabsolutes; nevada; nv2014

1 posted on 04/18/2014 9:21:39 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Let’s see if they formally drop their pro-rancher, pro-private property rights, pro-2nd amendment rights stands too. Haven’t heard much from them so it seems like they have.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 9:26:02 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: marshmallow

THIS is Why Republicans should ~not~ have their convention in Las Vegas in 2016.


3 posted on 04/18/2014 9:29:07 AM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: marshmallow
Fewer than half of the original 520 party delegates were present to vote to approve the platform the evening of April 12 at the party’s annual convention, held at South Point Casino-Hotel in Las Vegas.
4 posted on 04/18/2014 9:30:27 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: marshmallow

Disappointing.


5 posted on 04/18/2014 9:31:22 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: JSDude1
THIS is Why Republicans should ~not~ have their convention in Las Vegas in 2016.

Unfortunately, it's probably why they will.

6 posted on 04/18/2014 9:32:00 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: marshmallow

The GOP doesn’t want us. Where do we go from here.


7 posted on 04/18/2014 9:38:54 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: marshmallow

The pro-life plank in the national Republican party platform is one thing that has kept the judgement of God at bay.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 9:39:55 AM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: Salvation

Yes, but this is why we have a system of “several states” - and Nevada is what Nevada is. No reason to necessarily extrapolate anything beyond that necessarily.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 9:41:49 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: redgolum
There is no two party system. There is no constitution that is enforced. As many writings lately show we are a oligarchy mixed in with marxism & fascism.
10 posted on 04/18/2014 9:44:24 AM PDT by Digger
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To: marshmallow

They may as well adopt the Rat party platform.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 9:46:36 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: redgolum

I intend to vote my conscience for the Constitution Party candidate.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 9:54:15 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: marshmallow

IMHO, dump GOP.

Nevada a good place to start.

My idea ?

Bundy’s Brigade should talk amongst themselves and decide which of them will be a candidate for US Senate to replace the crook.

Bundy’s Brigade should form their own party.

They will have national visibility easily.

Their candidates, if elected, should only go for 1 or 2 terms, then done.

True citizen service.

As opposed to the professional political whoring we see now.

I’d be happy to provide them with a short reading list privately to give them a quick anti-globalist’s survival guide.


13 posted on 04/18/2014 9:59:05 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: marshmallow

“Nevada State Party Chairman Michael McDonald told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he thought the party platform was “about inclusion, not exclusion.””

It absolutely sickens me the way liberals twist language to their own perverted ends. Not only did they write God out of their platform, but He is so little esteemed that it doesn’t count as ‘exclusion’ to do so. He is, effectively, a non-entity to them. I guess it’s only “exclusion” when it targets a deviant group. In effect, that implies that only conservatives are capable of being exclusionary. They’re linking us with negative concepts.

It’s just like they corrupted the word “discrimination.” If a black discriminates against a white, why, that’s REVERSE discrimination! You see, the root word has been linked to whites, and I doubt many people even realize that.

I became an Independent during the Bush years, and I haven’t seen anything at all that makes me regret my decision. It’s delusional to think that we can “save” the Republican Party or that it can save us.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 10:02:35 AM PDT by Cato in PA
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To: Cato in PA

“Nevada State Party Chairman Michael McDonald told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he thought the party platform was “about inclusion, not exclusion.””

Or, put another way, the party platform is “about political whoring, not standing on principle.” The Republicans will say anything and embrace any idea if only you’ll just elect them.

Who would vote for a party that is guided by the winds of political favor first and greed second? Unless your idea resonates with the socialist mainstream or you’ve got deep pockets, you’re dead to the Republicans. Their only concern is for themselves and getting elected.

Truly, the Republican Party has become the party of Romney.


15 posted on 04/18/2014 10:11:29 AM PDT by Cato in PA
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To: marshmallow

Every few minutes, a RINO is born somewhere in the US.


16 posted on 04/18/2014 10:12:28 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: marshmallow

Nevada Republicans should just go ahead and drop “Republican” from their party platform.
Maybe they should just be the Party Party or the Fill-in-the-_____ Party.
The word Republic-an obviously has no meaning to them.


17 posted on 04/18/2014 10:23:11 AM PDT by Macoozie (1) Win the Senate 2) Repeal Obamacare 3) Impeach Roberts)
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To: Salvation

The argument is that you can’t win immigrants and their offspring with pro-life, pro-marriage politics.


18 posted on 04/18/2014 10:31:09 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Macoozie

RAND PAUL:

“I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues,” Paul advised. “The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people who do believe in traditional marriage. But the Republican Party also has to find a place for young people and others who don’t want to be festooned by those issues.”


19 posted on 04/18/2014 10:32:08 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: marshmallow

Nevada Republicans Drop Pro-life, Pro-Marriage Stand

So then they are not Republicans anymore?
They should just switch parties and come out as Dems.........


20 posted on 04/18/2014 10:35:50 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: marshmallow
Strategically dropping pro life might make sense as it is about a 50% issue, but marriage is still in the 70s!
21 posted on 04/18/2014 10:48:14 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: thorvaldr

If they’re not pro-life, they’re pro-death just like the RATS are.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 10:50:51 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: afsnco

I’m not ready to commit but events like this make me more and more interested in the Constitution Party.

Are they mounting any serious challenges to RINOs in this year’s midterms? Do they have a plan to make more of an impact in 2016?


23 posted on 04/18/2014 11:46:12 AM PDT by Eagle Forgotten
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To: ansel12

I think Rand Paul is forgetting WHO invented marriage in the first place. This country is getting downright creepy!


24 posted on 04/18/2014 11:48:02 AM PDT by Maudeen (Jesus is the Answer. . .now what is the problem?)
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To: marshmallow

The title of thread should be “Democrats and Republicans Merge into One Party in Nevada”.

Christie, Romney, JEB Bush, Boehner, Cantor, Ann Coulter, and the rest of the RINOs will be singing the praises of the Nevada GOP.

Bill O’Reilly will say it’s the GOP of the future and if the National GOP wants to win another election they had been see the writing on the wall. Blah, blah, blah.


25 posted on 04/18/2014 11:59:18 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: ansel12

Rand Paul, as hard as he tries to keep it hidden, is a closeted democrat.


26 posted on 04/18/2014 12:01:06 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: NKP_Vet

Paul is becoming unraveled, and anyone who tries to look up his positions during the last few years, will come back seeing how incoherent and contradictory he is from period to period.

We saw this with Romney, Paul desperately wants in, but we don’t know why.


27 posted on 04/18/2014 1:15:28 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

He’s a clone of the old man when it comes to social issues. And just as much of an isolationist but he tries to hide his real views.


28 posted on 04/18/2014 3:40:40 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: Salvation

VERY disappointing.


29 posted on 04/18/2014 5:44:52 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: marshmallow
Nevada Republicans Drop Pro-life, Pro-Marriage Stand Catholic News Agency 04/18/14

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Well, that fits in with Nevada's whole image, doesn't it?

Gambling and prostitution. How absolutely charming.
Wouldn't YOU want your daughter and/or son involved in those?

What a wonderful, fruitful, Christian and worthwhile way Nevada plans for the future of their children, innit?

30 posted on 04/18/2014 5:49:48 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: NKP_Vet

Ron Paul sure was. I don’t know about his son.


31 posted on 04/18/2014 7:33:47 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...
“This is where the party is going.”

Catholic ping!

32 posted on 04/19/2014 4:43:44 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: marshmallow
Probably all for saving desert turtles by any means necessary, though.

You know, defending the rights of the helpless and such.

33 posted on 04/19/2014 5:45:20 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: marshmallow

I am my own party.


34 posted on 04/19/2014 7:37:40 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: marshmallow

GOP is getting back to its roots - making money for Wall Street. Got to find another wedge issue to drum up votes.


35 posted on 04/19/2014 9:04:05 AM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives and forgets.)
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