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Wake Up, Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservatives

Blowtorch of Reason Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 11:49 PM
I am not going to get in a full fledged debate on the gay marriage thing in this topic, but you are totally incorrect here.
Stuart95 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 10:41 AM
There is a disconnect in some social conservatives' minds that misses two points of the social liberalism argument.

1) We're not saying your social sensibilities are wrong; just saying that the government has no moral obligation or Constitutional authority to enforce morals, and has a really bad track record when trying to do so.

2) If you insist on the right to impose morals on other thru government orders, by what logic can you argue against the liberals when they are in power and impose THEIR morals, or lack thereof, on you?

Take abortion. Had the government left the issue alone, i.e. between woman and doctor, then we would not be in the spectacle where not only is abortion legality written into law, but many are taxpayer funded!

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...