The Republican Party is considering repealing the 11th Commandment.

The first 10 came from the Book of Exodus, and were greeted by what the Bible described as “the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking.” The 11th Commandment — Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican — became gospel after a speech Ronald Reagan gave in the Lafayette Hotel in Long Beach, California, on April 1, 1967. That, too, was greeted with thunderous applause, though there were no reports of lightning flashes or mountain smoking. Those would not hit California until decades later.

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Richard Johnson

Most people don't realize that the Republican Party, has no control of who runs as a Republican. I can site an example from when I was a Precinct Committee Officer back in Vancouver, WA, and the Republican Office manager. We had a State Legislator Candidate that was Democrat, and had run as a Democrat, then lost to the Republican. He moved to a different district, then became a Republican candidate in that district. Fortunately, he lost the primary election, but it was close. His Democrat funds were well supplied and he out spent the real Republican. So, that is not always the case though. Some Socialists and Democrats get through by lying and ducking history. So, I have no issues "speaking ill" of some so called Republican elected representatives.

Chuck WAITE

I agree Richard! I vote for people who share my values not for a party name….Unfortunately most vote for a party which is one reason the swamp is so deep and nasty….

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