“Mr. Republican Rolls in his Grave”
The Baltimore Ethical Society does not endorse any political candidate or political party. Analyzing the transformation of the Repubican Party over the last seventy years, however, seems fair game! Leader Hugh Taft-Morales explores the values and policies of the Republican Party regarding how the state can best serve its citizens. Rather than seeing the government as part of the solution to social problems, Ronald Reagan pronounced: “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” How might Mr Republican – Hugh’s grandfather Robert A. Taft – respond to the anti-government drift of the “Grand Old Party?”
Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.