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GOP should give up moral crusade

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I voted for Mitt Romney because I felt the most pressing need in our great country was to improve a faltering economy.

I believe that the majority of Americans are for less government and are pro small business, and I feel that Republican economic principles would help in our recovery.

The election proved that issues other than economics are of major importance to many Americans, and I firmly believe many people, myself included, don’t agree 100 percent with the core values of either party.

So, Republicans, if you want to win by a landslide, it will take three changes:

1) Stop trying to tell women what they can and cannot do with their bodies. The women I know don’t want some fat politician in Washington, who has never had a baby, telling them what is right or wrong.

2) Stop the gay bashing. If two guys or two girls want to get married, let them. It’s not my lifestyle, but what’s the worst that can happen? They get to file a joint tax return? Don’t worry about the IRS; that ship sank a long time ago.

3) Stop harassing law-abiding Hispanic people. Like it or not, the American labor force is better off with them.

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I congratulate President Obama on his victory. He is my president, and I wish him the best. My ultra-conservative Republican friends can beat me up, but until they stop policing morals, we can’t win.

Since that isn’t going to happen in my lifetime, I urge young men and women with political aspirations to abandon the status quo.

Have the courage to stand for what is right, and not what your party says you are supposed to.

Dallas Matthews

Cambridge Lakes Drive

Mount Pleasant

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