The SCOTUS has ruled in the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case 5-4 in favor Hobby, not requiring the chain store to provide free contraception to their employees. This marks the first time the court has ruled that for-profit businesses can cite religious views under federal law. Check out the full article here.
For so many years, I was a huge advocate for the Republican Party. I believed that the Republicans had it right. That they stood for the same social and economic conservative views that I did. And they did for the most part. This is the party that I gladly went to cast my vote for when I turned 18 in 2004.
But somewhere along the line, the Republicans stopped standing for conservatives like me. They decided that winning elections were more important than standing up for true conservative values. And where has that gotten them? Two presidential losses in a row and a Democrat controlled Senate. It actually began back in 2006 when the Democrats took control of both houses of Congress. The Republicans took this as a sign that the time had come to change the parties focus by running a bunch of moderates and hope to reach out to liberals. That’s why we got John McCain and Mitt Romney as presidential candidates instead of true conservatives.
Now their are rumors circulating that the GOP is ready to cave on issues like gay marriage and illegal immigration. This isn’t a good sign to conservatives.
This is why I recently re-registered as a “Decline to State” voter. It’s the equivalent to being an independent voter here in California. Hopefully, the Republicans turn things around and I can return to the GOP one day, but it doesn’t look likely. I feel strongly that a rise in conservative independents is coming and perhaps a legitimate third party is around the corner.
I will probably still vote Republican in most elections for now, but I will not officially be affiliated with a party that is leaning more towards the left everyday.