RNC Chairman Michael Steele, in an interview with Mike Gallagher, has made it very clear, very, very clear on where the GOP stands on several of our core beliefs, especially that the institution of marriage is between one man and one woman...
Gallagher raised the question, "Is this a time when Republicans ought to consider some sort of alternative to redefining marriage and maybe in the road, down the road to civil unions. Do you favor civil unions?"Exactly! There is no difference!
"No, no no. Why would we backslide on a core, founding value of this country? I mean this isn’t something that you just kind of like, 'Oh well, today I feel, you know, loosey-goosey on marriage,'" Steele said.
He continued, "I mean this is a foundational principle of this country. This is a foundational principle of organized society. This isn't something that in America we decided, 'Let's make it between a man and a woman, and oh, we changed our mind and make it between anyone and anyone.'"
"So no room even for a conversation about civil unions in your mind?" Gallagher asked.
"What’s the difference?" Steele responded.
A civil union is nothing more than same-sex marriage with a Haloweeny costume on it. Not only is it like putting lipstick on a pig - but it's putting lipstick on someone/something that it does not belong.
And how does Chairman Steele feel about the cool-aid drinking Republicans like ORP Chairman Kevin DeWine who wants to hang out in the big tent and play hop-scotch with liberals and Democrats...
If Chairman Steele is reaffirming our position on the defense of marriage as one of the main principals of our party - then I think it would only make sense that the State GOP & County GOP groups feel the same way. I believe this should also include that our state and county parties not only "saying" they believe in our principals - but standing strong in defending them.
But he said he didn't need "to water down my values to have you be a part of my team."
"I'm here to tell you I know what our identity is," Steele said. "We're the conservative party in America."
"We believe in the right to life, the right to bear arms, to live our lives as God has ordained it, fiscal responsibility. I don't need the government to come in and redefine it for me."
And this leads to the point of this post and where I get confused...
Here in our wonderful little corner of America called Cuyahoga County several communities have enacted that lipstick wearing pig known as the Domestic Registry. Now icing up that slippery slope with frigid water from Lake Erie - the City of Cleveland will, without a vote of the residents, be enacting a Domestic Registry too. Cleveland's Domestic Registry, sponsored by Cleveland Clowncilman Joe Cimperman, is being used to promote the Gay Olympics & Gay Rodeo the City of Cleveland will be hoping to host.
For all the, "Are there any conservative leaders in Cuyahoga County Sparky's," it doesn't stop there! Nope - now Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is again trying to outlaw your right to own and carry a firearm.
So if there are any conservative leaders or an active & effective GOP party in Cuyahoga County - where is the outcry against this full-frontal assault on our Constitution and our conservative values?
We can only hope that one day conservatives in this area will have a voice. But then - we can't be afraid to use it!