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4 Reasons The GOP Would Be Foolish To Dump Social Issues

RayTheAnarchoCapitalist Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 8:25 AM
It's true that Libertarians aren't philosophically married to the Constitution, but where do you see Libertarians promoting positions contrary to the Constitution?
Troglodite Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 10:00 AM
RTAC:

Your first statement was very interesting, because it supports a long-held suspicion of mine: libertarians use the constitution solely as an argument for their preferred views, but have no real commitment to it. I have little doubt that Libertarians, if in power at the national level, would have no hesitation about using Federal power to "force people to be free" in any remaining socially conservative states which had not yet gotten with the libertarian social program.
Mountain Rose Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:55 AM
Don't know, but I see Libertarians holding positions contrary to traditional moral values

Win, lose or draw, we're always supposedly hitting a tipping point where social issues just no longer work for the Republican Party. At first glance, this would appear to be a rather puzzling sentiment. After all, in 2010, despite the fact that the GOP was just as socially conservative as we were this year, the Republican Party had its best year in half a century. Furthermore, in 2008 and 2012, the GOP lost despite running moderate candidates who were soft on social issues and who barely brought them up at all. If anything, you'd think that seeing two non-social conservatives...