In any case, the Republicans just are not listening and not a-changing, for both the states of Indiana and Arkansas opened up an embarrassing can of worms for the sake of religious freedom. Yes, the laws will be adjusted, yes gays will continue to make progress and yes the Republicans will camouflage their differences by the next presidential election, which is already next year.
a few Republicans and their marriages:
- Ronald Reagan divorced the mother of two of his children to marry Nancy Reagan, who bore him a a daughter only 7 months after the marriage.
- Bob Dole divorced his wife who had nursed him through the long recovery from his war wounds.
- Net Gingrich divorced his wife who was dying of cancer.
- Rush Limbaugh and current wife Marta have six marriages and divorces between them.
To be fair, Democrats, too, have their marriage problems, too, and Independent are worse!
Historian Gregory Schneider identifies several constants in American conservatism: respect for tradition, support of republicanism, "the rule of law and the Christian religion," and a defense of "Western civilization from the challenges of modernist culture and totalitarian governments. (The Conservative Century: From Reaction to Revolution)"
That explains what is happening in American politics today. As the greatest nation ever, you'd think we'd be better than that. At least it's comforting to know that there is considerable room for improvement to make us a truly great society someday.