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Republican leaders not representing the majority

The state of the Republican Party in 2013. It's not the Republican Party any longer. It's the Anti-Abortion Party, and they're grasping at any straw to stay afloat. Yes, one of the two major political parties in America has been hijacked by what could only be called religious extremists who are using abortion and the Republican Party to pursue their agenda or crusade.

Republicans continue to take the negative side of most issues; 91 percent of Americans supported background checks on gun purchases, yet the Republican-controlled House of Representatives killed gun control legislation.

Now the Republicans and their Tea Party brood are resisting the overhaul of the immigration process despite the fact that the majority of Americans are in favor of reforming the system. The Tea Party Republicans need to pass the immigration bill and stop pandering to their base.

Ron Lowe

Nevada City

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