Every year all the Townships in Illinois hold their annual meetings on the same night. This night was Tuesday April 10.
Given my obsession with the concept of balanced government, you can only imagine my chagrin upon learning that certain Leftist groups were going to attempt to take control of the meeting (my Township, and all of the Townships in DuPage County, for that matter) and force a referendum onto the next ballot asking in a very long way this simple question: should the US begin an immediate withdrawal of its forces from Iraq? Actually, given my obsession with the concept of balanced government (and the respectful balancing of powers among the respective spheres) as you can imagine, learning this nearly sent me into shock.
Fortunately, the Township GOP had enough people there to make sure the meeting wasn't railroaded into utter stupidity. They made their motion; it was seconded and went up for a vote. The nays carried the day.
While I have very large, very difficult-to-surmount issues with the Republican party, it is important that we remember that they're not actively rooting for the defeat, humiliation and/or destruction of the United States. It remains our job to make the party better, or start over. Until that day, we've got to support the only sane option out there.