I think that having a discussion over the issues is something that we need to keep our system strong, but it's becoming more and more apparent that the extreme right is taking over the Republican Party. This is a shame because I think there are some moderate Republicans who actually put forward good ideas every now and then. The latest example of the extremist in the Republican Party comes from the Republican candidate for the House of Delegates from the 99th District.
To a loudly applauding crowd, she speaks about how we don't have the 2nd amendment so that folks can go hunting. She insists that the real reason we have guns so that people can take on the government. That's right folks, the Republicans have put forward a candidate who says that she thinks the "bullet box" should be an option if things don't work out the way they want in an election. As someone whose job it is to organize discussion of the important issues, I find it highly disturbing that this is the type of ideology that the Republicans are putting forward.