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Wake Up, Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservatives

Bob502 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 3:26 PM
Not all that is called socially conservative is truly socially conservative. The so-called " War on Drugs" is a perfect example. Social conservatives believe that that there are certain values and begaviors which, when widely empraced by a society, have been shown throughout the centuries to be beneficial and others that have similarly been shown to be harmful. Drug abuse has been widely recognized, across both time and culture, to be harmful. It it, therefore, to be discouraged. It does not follow, however, that the "War on Drugs" as we know it is the only socially conservative approach to dealing with the problem. Any policy striving to reduce drug abuse can rightly be called socially conservative.

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...