To the Editor:
As someone who is now a new “liberal/progressive” Republican, I believe that the national Republican Party must change in fundamental ways if it is going to be at all competitive with the national Democratic Party beginning in 2042-2044 when over 50 percent of the U.S.A. will be “non-white.”
Here are my recommendations:
The national Republican Party needs to appeal more to groups that it has little appeal to now, and it needs to genuinely care more about these groups especially at the national level.
I will fight for the national Republican Party to do much more to help the lower and middle classes, the poor, the near-poor and senior citizens.
I will fight for the national Republican Party not to be in favor of making cuts to federal government social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, college student loans and unemployment insurance benefits.
I will fight for the national Republican Party to stand strongly against white-nationalism and sexism.
I will fight for the national Republican Party to stand strongly in favor of the total equality of women including being for equal pay for equal work for women as well as being in favor of heavily fining all people who commit sexual harassment and all forms of sexual abuse and sexual assault as well as being in favor of the imprisonment of these evil sexual predators.
Lastly, I will fight for the passage of a federal government national health insurance plan/program that is the same as the one that Ontario, Canada has, but not “Medicare-For-All.”
I look forward to trying to make the national Republican Party more humane, compassionate and caring.
Stewart Epstein, Rochester, N.Y.