The Cody Statement
For all you gay/bi/etc. Republicans out there, Dennis Sanders reprints in full why some of you stick to the principles you believe in.
We are Republican because we believe in limited government, free markets, a strong national defense, and personal responsibility;
We strive for Unity without the tyranny of uniformity, because the greatness of the Republican Party, like the greatness of America, is found in our tolerance for diversity; […]
We pledge, in short, to be ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œCody RepublicansÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?: a Republican who is very traditional in holding the ideals of rugged independence, integrity, fairness and being respectful of your friends and neighbors; and persistent in our commitment for those ideals to apply equally to all.
My question is simple: Does the Republican party uphold most of those ideals anymore?