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Wake Up, Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservatives

jwilliams Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 12:07 PM
In the words of the woefully unknown Richard Mitchell, "It is possible, of course, to keep educated people unfree...but it’s much easier to keep ignorant people unfree...and it is easiest of all if you can convince the ignorant that they are educated, for you can thus make them collaborators in your disposition of their liberty and property."

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...