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Wake Up, Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservatives

Bob502 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 3:36 PM
Conservative also like to ask the question, "Does it work?" When we ask this about the "War on Drugs" we see that the answer must be no. A powerful conservative argument can be made that a better way to fight drug abuse is to take the big money out of it. Do not confuse ends with means. Reducing drug abuse is the socially conservative end; the "War on Drugs" is a misbegotten means. Social conservatives need not be tied to it.

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...