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Happy New Year?

wwagg Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 9:57 AM
As I agree with almost all of what Sowell writes, I find it strange that no one ever mentions that the GOP stance in keeping with the church cost them. It's time to start looking around and realize that there are many younger voters who are fiscal conservatives and are social liberals. It is really hard to explain to people that I believe the government should stay out of my decisions, when the people I vote for want in peoples bedrooms as well as in peoples doctors appointments.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 3:49 PM
The Republican Party is not interested in what you do in your bedrooms. Just don't expect to escape the consequences of your activities, nor expect the rest of us to applaud those activities or bear those responsibilities.
kboswell Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 12:41 PM
Well, nice try - all fiscal problems are tied to social problems...all of the biggest spending debacles of our govt are tied to social programs - as in the idea that the govt can enforce charity and care for our fellow man - this is only done succesfully on the individual level. I laugh at you "geniuses" who say you are fiscal conservatives but social liberals - you fight against yourself...
The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back -- and depend on my advanced age to spare me from having to deal with too much of the future.

If there are any awards to be given to anyone for what they did in 2012, one of those rewards should be for prophecy, if only because prophecies that turn out to be right are so rare.

With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of the Wall...