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What is the Future of Conservatism?

None1257 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 12:22 PM
If free men and free markets are the core values of what it means to be a conservative, then why do conservatives support government policies that do the direct opposite of these goals?

I DON'T FALL IN LOVE with politicians – the last presidential candidate I voted for with ardor was Ronald Reagan in 1980 – and my heart doesn't break when those I support don't win. Nor am I a party loyalist. As a conservative I vote for Republicans more often than not; for those of us committed to free enterprise, limited government, military strength, and a healthy civil society, there is usually no better option. But the Republican Party isn't the conservative movement. And a GOP defeat doesn't mean conservatism – or the GOP, for that matter – is in crisis.