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The Alt-Right

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I guess it is time to put pen to paper to talk about the Alt-Right. I really do find some joy when a new term gets coined. It gives us all something to talk about.

As with any term, we must first define it and as with many political terms, it is fraught with complexity, but we must attempt it to provide context. Like all political terms, they capture a movement with people finding themselves across the axis of definitions.

What is the Alt-Right
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt-right
The Associated Press stated that the
'alt-right' or 'alternative right' is a name currently embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to themselves and their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States in addition to, or over, other traditional conservative positions such as limited government, low taxes and strict law-and-order. The movement has been described as a mix of racism, white nationalism and populism, .…

Republicans and 'family values'

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Equal Pay and the family This article made the news recently.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/02/19/utah-republican-argues-against-equal-pay-for-women-its-bad-for-families-and-society/?utm_term=.e9e04112123c
Green said in his letter, published Wednesday by the Park Record and the Wasatch Wave, that men make more than women because they’re “the primary breadwinners” of their families, and paying women equally would somehow ruin the makeup of a traditional family where “the Mother” remains at home raising children.
That is basically his argument. The consequence of the statement is that other Republicans distanced themselves and Green resigned.

I want to explore this as it comes up a lot with Republican issues. What I find problematic in the modern day is that it is become difficult for people to have an honest discussion.

Women's Rights Do Ruin the Family The reality is that women's rights do ruin the traditional family. Look around the world and yo…