The Republican Party’s belief system is insidious. It destroys lives because in order to sign up to attain power one must strip one’s self of humanity and obediently adhere to particular beliefs – immutable and extreme – etched in stone demanding complete ideological unquestioning loyalty to them. Grover Norquist’s no tax pledge that he demands all Republican lawmakers sign is a metaphor for the admittance nationally into the larger party. A uniformity and purity of belief is a pledge one must symbolically make to gain admittance to the club. Moreover, it demands its adherents give vast sums of money they often do not have. It makes some who promote Republican politics and its sidecar religious fanaticism on TV, film, books, DVS's and in churches very very rich mostly off the backs of the gullible millions who are not.
The Republican Party is about money and its conjoined religious adherence is about money too. They dupe unquestioning millions and make a fortune. It is imperative that we try to stop this sickening, stifling, uncompromising and extreme movement which has morphed and gained power over time. Power is an aphrodisiac to those who seek it but in Republican land that power it is NOT about acknowledging human diversity; it is about stifling it. It requires a repressed sexless world existing within the rigid confines of its made up Biblical rules.