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      jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

      There are differences between how Reagan actually conducted his presidency and the stances taken by Ron Paul however if you watch their speeches you will see how strikingly similar their vision is for the Republican Party and for our country.

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        jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

        I agree. Please also see my idea about the Separation of Marriage and State. It is a little more specific but also inline with the limited government idea that you have articulated here.

        Separation of Marriage and State
        http://ideas.rebuildtheparty.com/pages/general/suggestions/66509

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          jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

          The neglect of the Republican Party for candidates with a truly fresh message such as Ron Paul is evidence that the party hasn't woken up! During the primaries Congressman Paul was systematically slighted and blocked out and the Republican Party to whom he has devoted his years in congress for did next to nothing to defend him.

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            under review  ·  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

            I agree, I think part of the negative reputation Republicans have earned comes from some of the Big Government moves to attempt to prohibit free people from making their own choices. Republicans have said, "no you can't do drugs it's bad for you", "no same-sex marriage, it's bad our communities". It's time to let these issues go.

            http://ideas.rebuildtheparty.com/pages/general/suggestions/66509

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              jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

              I think sticking with small government principles consistently should help to simplify peoples understand of what the Republican Party stands for and will help win over libertarians and independent voters.

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                jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                Look at how diverse the support for this idea could be.

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygamy#Patterns_of_occurrence_across_religions

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                jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                In addition to the ability to combine or consolidate ideas, I would also like the ability to vote down certain ideas as well.

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                  jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                  I'm taking a leap here and assuming that by Asian you are being inclusive of those from the Middle East and India. One possible way to reach out to these groups is to appeal to the religious freedom to have multiple spouses.

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygamy#Islam
                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygamy#Hinduism

                  http://ideas.rebuildtheparty.com/pages/general/suggestions/66509

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                    under review  ·  11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                    I think one of the fundamental problem with identifying conservative voters is actually defining what it means to be conservative. Unfortunately I think many college students have a vision of conservatives as being old white men holding shotguns in one hand and a bible in the other. Now, although I see nothing wrong with people who fit the prior description, this isn't an accurate depiction.

                    jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                    I think the more important agenda is for the Republican to actually reassess and confirm what they truly stand for. We have seen under the Bush Presidency and especially with the latest Bail Outs that Republicans seem to have a bad habit of going against many of principle conservative beliefs and thus lost the respect of voters.

                    http://ideas.rebuildtheparty.com/pages/general/suggestions/66509

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                      under review  ·  97 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                      I believe the best way to reach out to Gays and Religious minorities is to take a neutral stance on marriage issues. Making an extra effort to reach out to other minorities makes sense but any type of pandering is not acceptable in my book. Freedom is popular for all, not just minorities.

                      Separation of Marriage and State
                      http://ideas.rebuildtheparty.com/pages/general/suggestions/66509

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                        jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                        I agree with your point. I think the fringe hate groups come out especially when government starts getting close to sensitive issues that generally it shouldn't be involved with at least in the capacity that current laws show. I've proposed the idea of Separating Marriage and State.

                        http://ideas.rebuildtheparty.com/pages/general/suggestions/66509

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                          jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                          I think you are dead wrong! See my idea below which I think is a more sensible approach at handling the gay marriage issue.

                          Separation of Marriage and State
                          http://ideas.rebuildtheparty.com/pages/general/suggestions/66509

                          Divisive techniques such as the the idea you suggest here is the exact reason what i think is wrong with both Republicans and Democrats as of late.

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                            jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                            I totally agree with your point. Government shouldn't be in the business of dictating these sorts of things. I think your views are totally in line with the underlying small government traditional theme of the Republican Party as well. See my post on a similar topic below.

                            Separation of Marriage and State
                            http://ideas.rebuildtheparty.com/pages/general/suggestions/66509

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                              jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                              Or even 1/2 Ron Paul, that would be a world better than what we have now.

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                                jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                                What a great idea, just let the mission statement speak for itself. I'm curious to see how the Republican Leadership responds to such suggestions since they seem completely in line with what I've always thought the GOP was supposed to stand for. Well I guess this way we will find out and then we will have to make up our minds whether there is room for us as Republicans or not.

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                                  jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                                  If you really want to see a way for the Federal government to save money when it comes to the Traditional / Same-Sex Marriage debate, see the idea that I propose.

                                  Separation of Marriage and State
                                  http://ideas.rebuildtheparty.com/pages/general/suggestions/66509

                                  When we get the government involved with our social lives we ALL loose.

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                                    jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                                    Please realize that the Campaign for Liberty is trying to save the Republican party. If there is a consensus among the majority of Republican's that they reject to platform of the Campaign for Liberty then we will go about forming our own party and just let the Republican ship continue to sink.

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                                      jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                                      This is one of the worst ideas I've read so far. I keep on hoping that they add an option to vote down different ideas.

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                                        jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                                        It wasn't the religious right that lost the election. It was the pandering and courting of our elected officials to these groups in order hold on to their votes. The GOP needs to stay with it's focus of limited government and personal responsibilities regardless of which groups they are hoping will vote for them. If we lose our core ideals then we have nothing.

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                                          6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                                          4. Violent crime in which a baby is killed in the womb may result in murder or a double murder charge when the mother also dies. Medical malpractice that results in the loss of an unborn baby's life can be legally equivalent to malpractice that leads to the loss of an adults life. These notions suggests that unborn life is still life and the baby is viewed as an individual in some aspects of law.

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                                          3. Abortion is used to make decisions over individual lives in situations where the individuals themselves (the unborn) do not posses the power to protect themselves. This is the classic argument of what our Constitutional Republic was meant for; which is to protect minorities from the majority. A parallel exists with abolition of slavery; law must protect those who cannot protect themselves.

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                                          ... continued

                                          One exception I can think about this rule is that when people who use abortion to delay having children until a more opportune situation. These people may benefit from the original abortion in that they are able to give better opportunities to their children when they are ready. Once again though, protecting life outweighs personal liberties in most peoples eyes, myself included.

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                                          2. I haven't been able to find any specific studies but I would dare to guess that those who have parents who have had an abortion in the past would also be more likely to have an abortion themselves. This suggests that due to a natural selection of sorts that those who favor abortion (liberals generally) will be naturally weeded out over time. There is one exception though...

                                          jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                                          1. One of the few responsibilities of government is to protect the individual, for many this includes unborn individuals. Since it is unclear to many when life begins, the best way to protect the individual is to err on the side of caution and pick conception as the legal marker. This solution suggests that protecting a human life is more important than defending the a choice of convenience.

                                          jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                                          I think your attempt to rephrase the abortion debate in practical terms is commendable however I think there are a few more important points to be made. I'll be listing these separately as comments due to the slightly unreasonable character count limitation on this forum.

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                                            jeffpiersonjeffpierson commented  · 

                                            I agree with your suggestion but I'm not sure whether suggesting removal of something without a strong solution of how to replace it would be very effective. My concern is that something worse sprouts up in it's place. This concern aside, you have at least one of my votes for now.

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