I have a great antipathy toward Republicans for a variety of reasons - but not their thoughts. I have long read William F. Buckley and respect his viewpoints.
The issue of Republican thought is large and complicated. But it starts with the fact that (as HL Mencken wrote) no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. These Republicans are taught to fear anyone that is not like them from birth. Fear is their all pervading motivator. They are also taught to fear sex except for procreation which leads to the creation of more fearful creatures. My suggestions:
1) Republican should have to volunteer working with the poor, homeless and people of color
2) Registered Republicans will undergo forced sterilization.
3) These Republicans will be offered financial incentives for sterilizing themselves, including a 3% Federal Income tax break.
These ideas will be controversial, but we have to start somewhere, and the ultimate choices are left up to the young people involved.
We keep producing Lost Generations of Republicans who disproportionately end up in things like the teaparty and contributing to the profits of Rupert Murdoch. The cost to society is enormous, from psychological to financial.
Let's try to have a civil discourse here. And I welcome any other workable ideas. Just please don't lob hateful and fearful rhetoric back and forth.