Republicans foolish to turn their backs on free thinkers like Michigan’s Amash

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – If Republicans want to continue to be viewed as stuck-in-the-mud defenders of big business who have no tolerance for various viewpoints, they should keep doing what they’re doing – like ostracizing second term Congressman Justin Amash of Michigan.

According to a recent article in the Detroit News, Amash is drawing very little personal or financial support from establishment Republicans around the nation. That could be a problem for the congressman, since he’s facing a strong primary challenge from conservative, mainstream candidate Brian Ellis.


What the Republicans don’t realize is that Amash represents the type of free thinking that appeals to younger voters – the type who put Barack Obama over the top in two presidential elections.

It’s not that Amash is liberal. He’s far from it. There is no stronger proponent of limited government, and his commitment to the pro-life movement is absolute. But he’s also very independent, and refuses to support any type of legislation that he is not convinced passes Constitutional scrutiny.

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