[Ed. NOTE: Murray (SEE BELOW) obviously reduces the moral dilemma of abortion to a mere play on words: "Murder" verses "Homicide" - Regardless, abortion is both murder and homicide. As the essence of the Republican Party moves closer to being defined solely by fiscal Conservatism the ability of voters to distinguish between the Democrat's immoral past and the future of the Republican Party will become increasingly difficult. Abortion and Homosexual marriage will unify the parties along the destruction of long-held cultural values; as time passes more values will be eroded or replaced.
Once homosexual marriage is legalized, for instance, it will be just a matter of time before further legislation will decriminalize same sex encounters with minors. Abortion will be defined more as a matter of convenience than moral rightness. It is entirely possible children 2, 3 or 4 years old or older will be tossed into the fray: Unhappy parents may be given the choice to 'abort' their children up to the age of, say, 18...The excuse may be marital continuity, economic convenience or merely a matter of children interfering with the parent's enjoyment of life. For those who doubt a national psyche can be driven to these extremes, supporting materials are readily available in the history of Rome, Germany, Russia and China.]
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Charles Murray prevailed upon social conservatives within the Republican Party to de-emphasize their opposition to issues like abortion and same-sex marriage in an effort to attract younger voters.
Murray, the controversial political scientist perhaps best known for his book The Bell Curve on IQ and class structure, said his experience has been that younger voters, like his four children, are reluctant to support GOP candidates even though they may agree with the party on a host of conservative issues.
“Millions won’t vote for Republicans because being anti-gay is something they will not let themselves identify with,” Murray told participants in a session at the CPAC convention on Friday. “This should not be an issue on which the republic founders. Those who are against it can nonetheless openly and honestly show their respect for gay marriage.”
Murray, a self-described libertarian, said polling establishes that most young voters, who supported President Obama by a wide margin over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012, believe that abortion should be “a grave decision” not to be taken lightly. But they don’t want to make it illegal.
A host of potential party supporters, he said, “are violently opposed to the Republican Party’s perceived position on abortion.”
“People I talk to about it are not pro-choice in the casual sense,” he said. “They don’t talk about this as something they do lightly. They are just against the option of getting rid of it altogether.”
Murray said he understands that social conservatives, almost unanimously, feel like they can’t abandon the effort to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1972 U.S. Supreme Court decision providing women with a right to abortion, because they consider it murder.