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Republican disarray continues

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Disarray in the Republican Party probably has cost them several recent elections. There are basic differences over the very identity and definitions of the party. Disarray is not working for Republicans as well as it works for Democrats. If any party needs a formula it is the Republican's, and they seem to have lost theirs.
There is a struggle over the definition of freedom. The one word most often looked up in dictionaries is probably "love." Online data confirms this from time to time. Another word close to the top of the list of words frequently looked up in dictionaries is likely "freedom."
Neither party has much of a definition of freedom, but it's the Republicans who especially need one.
Many people in both parties appear ready to "defend" everyone's "freedoms." It is an essential element of their political identity. Even children in America are proud to announce it.
Not so many people have a clear idea what they mean by freedom. To large numbers of people the word actually conjures images of bogeymen. It would then seem bogeymen have rights too.
Quite much striking confusion appears over what it means for people to "mind their own business" and what being "married" means.
That marriage is actually an important part of the formula for freedom is not the ready answer too many people give.
Marriage that ensures parents take full responsibility for their children makes other people "free" according to a traditional understanding of freedom. That is, according to the formula for freedom too many Republicans have lost.
In some cases it is obvious they lost it and in other cases not. The disarray continues.
Meanwhile newly elected Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has lost his. He recently announced he will not defend Virginia's ban on same sex marriage in famous cases now challenging it. He said that he longer believes the ban is constitutional. That would mean not according to the United States Constitution since the ban is spelled out plainly in the Virginia Constitution as legally amended, and therefore can't be against it.
Republicans might regret their disarray.
Other activity in the party does not indicate progress. Although United States Senator for Virginia Mark Warner is up for re-election this year, no formidable challenger appears. Polls do not show Republican Ed Gillespie creating much discussion. Perhaps that will come later. The prediction here is that he will lose to Warner.
One slight indication of progress is the campaign of an economist. Dr. David Brat, an economist at Randolph-Macon College, is seeking nomination, July 10, by the Republican Party for the 7th Congressional District Senate seat held by Eric Cantor.
His campaign will attract college students to the Republican Party. Most liberal arts students tend to be Democrats. Most engineers tend to be not political at all. Economists, who must develop a formulaic approach to purchasing decisions, are mostly Republicans.
The prediction here is that he will not succeed. Still it shows the Republicans trying to apply a formula to problems. Debates with Cantor could prove fascinating.

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