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How GOP can win national elections

With the start of the 2014 election run-up, I think it is important for those of us who share a belief in small, constitutionally limited government to agree on a strategy to bring as many people into the tent as possible.

This is a reiteration of an earlier letter. For our country to continue to function in a democratic form in the future this is essential. A few more Democrat administrations like Obama’s and we will effectively be a dictatorship.

To win on the national level, we have to restrict which issues we will campaign upon in the national elections.

Issues such as restricting government spending, elimination of socialist income redistribution or reducing over-regulation belong on a national platform. Support for a frugal yet adequate defense budget is a national issue as well. Immigration control is definitely a national issue — basically things discussed in the Constitution or limited by the Constitution belong in national politics.

Issues related to God, morality, abortion, school, gay marriage, etc., are not national issues. For example, if you believe abortion is murder, you are within your rights to oppose it. But remember that murder is a state offense, not a federal offense. Same goes for a lot of the issues we bring into our national politics.

These issues let the leftists divide and conquer those who could otherwise come together on the important fiscal issues.

We need fiscally conservative gays, young women, and secular people to come together with us to win the national elections that are essential to taking back government and saving the country. Don’t alienate them. You can still fight for the social issues you believe in, just do it on the state and local level.

If you are the type that takes your ball and goes home if you do not get everything your way, then remember that you will never get everything you want and more than likely end up with nothing. No one can force you to do something you don’t believe in. Just give it some thought before you go into this election season.

Bill Gilmer
Fayetteville, Ga.

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