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Wake Up, Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservatives

Anthony391 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 8:10 AM
Socially liberal and fiscally conservative sent my vote to Gary Johnson. The author's confusion of socially liberal with expensive government social programs as opposed to socially liberal in the form of individual freedom and limited government intrusion into personal lives. Case in point Gay Marriage. If you ask if I am in favor you have asked the wrong question. The question is why is the government even involved in issues of personal relationships, why do individuals that are supposed to be treated equally get special treatment based on government approved relationships. The government has no place in the marriage issue, personal issue according to personal beliefs.

Dear Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative Friend,

That's pretty toothy, so I'm going to call you Bob.

But whatever specific name you go by, Bob, you know who you are. You're the sort of person who says to his conservative friends or co-workers something like, "I would totally vote for Republicans if they could just give up on these crazy social issues."

When you explain your votes for Barack Obama, you talk about how Republicans used to be much more moderate and focused on important things such as low taxes, fiscal discipline and balanced budgets.

When Colin Powell was on "Meet the...