Opinion: True Republicans would never dream of hiring an unknown cybersecurity firm with no experience auditing elections to chase insane rumors of fraud./Bill Gates, opinion contributor/The Arizona Republic
As a lifelong Republican, I’m worried that my party of small government and balanced budgets is being overtaken by conspiracy enablers whose primary purpose is to promote the “Big Lie” about the 2020 election.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Strong political parties are what make our republic work. Ideas, policies and direction filter up from the left and the right, colliding in the halls of democracy across the country, and culminating as the law of the land. Without two strong parties, one party dominates and half the population feels unheard and unrepresented. The long-term health of a republic requires a balance.
Internal party politics always pull to the fringes. As history has shown, humankind finds comfort in their small tribes. But peace and prosperity demand big tents.
Our best leaders – whether Republican or Democrat – promote a vision and a set of policies that can appeal to most Americans, not just rabid party loyalists. Parties that lead with all citizens in mind can win independents, win elections and get things done.
All GOP believes now is the election was stolen