Notwithstanding that, however, a portion of the CCRP, one that overwhelmingly identifies itself with the failed political philosophy known as “libertarianism,” refuses to acknowledge either the law or facts on this issue. To these individuals, law is irrelevant and facts are to be discarded unless they can be manipulated to suppor their world view. While the inability to look at this issue logically is disturbing, what is even more so is that there are members of the CCRP who hold such extremist, outlandish views. By publicly making these ludicrous assertions, these ridiculous individuals permit all Republicans to be painted with the broad brush of idiocy associated with these "lunatic fringe" beliefs.
Is this the kind of lunacy that qualifies as relevant, meaningful political debate within the CCRP today? If so, what is the next great philosophical "debate" for the CCRP? Attempting to deny the Holocaust under the theory of “revisionist” history? Fully embracing the 9/11 “truther” arguments that are held so dear by extremist liberals?
The CCRP has allowed itself to become captive to a group of fools whose outrageous views lack substance, merit, or legitimacy. In light of what is going on in Camden County, is it any surprise, then, that the Republican Party is losing credibility nationwide? It is time for the CCRP to publicly repudiate and distance itself from those whose views are so venomous, so ludicrious, and so reprehensible. To fail to do so now is to doom the Party to failure in the future.