In a stunning turn of events, Republicans in California are apparently considering removing opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage from their party platform. Can you believe it? It seems like the Golden State is living up to its nickname by slowly turning everything liberal. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, this proposal was adopted by a party committee and may be voted on at the state GOP’s fall convention.
The California Republican Party is set to make major changes to its statewide platform, including a reversal of its long-held opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage as a way to court voters in the Golden State.https://t.co/qVSpPYaX9Z
— Conservative News Daily (@ConservNewsDly) August 19, 2023
The draft proposal is nothing short of a departure from traditional conservative values. It completely omits language that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, and it also conveniently leaves out any opposition to a federally protected right to abortion. It’s like they’re trying to erase our core values and replace them with a wishy-washy, liberal agenda.
Not only that, but the draft proposal also eliminates language about taxpayer protection for homeowners and opposition to racism. So now, Republicans in California apparently don’t care about protecting hardworking citizens or standing up against prejudice. I guess they just want to cater to the liberal elites and abandon the principles that once made them strong.
Some people, like election law professor Jessica Levinson, are applauding this shift, claiming that it’s a necessary move to resonate with voters. But isn’t the whole point of a political party to stand for something? To have principles and values that set them apart? This move by the California GOP feels like a betrayal to the candidates who have embraced these conservative values, not to mention the millions of conservative voters who have supported the party.
Jon Fleischman, a former California GOP executive director, put it perfectly when he called this proposal “the last thing the party needs.” And he couldn’t be more right. This move is only going to divide the party further. Instead of focusing on unifying and rallying behind conservative principles, they’re turning the convention into a big feud. It’s like giving a big middle finger to the presidential candidates who will be speaking there.
But according to Charles Moran, a member of the committee that drafted the proposal, it’s all about giving Republican candidates a fighting chance. Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but by removing these oppositions to abortion and same-sex marriage, they’re actually weakening the party’s foundation. Who wants to vote for a Republican candidate if they no longer stand for what it means to be a Republican?
The Republican Party in California needs to seriously evaluate their purpose. Is it about pandering to voters and winning more elections, or is it about staying true to their conservative values? As a conservative myself, I firmly believe that if they abandon their principles, they’re no longer worth supporting. We need a party that stands up for limited government, traditional family values, and protecting the rights of the unborn. Without those principles, the California GOP is doomed to become just another liberal party in a sea of blue.