Social Issues on Townhall

Phyllis Schlafly - Tue Mar 6

Contrary to politicians who want to call a truce about social issues, there is absolutely no way to separate social and fiscal issues; they are locked in a tight political embrace. Politicians who say we can ignore social issues or avoid talking about them, are really saying that they have no plan to cut federal spending and the growing national debt. ... more

David Limbaugh - Tue Feb 28

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution contains two clauses addressing religious liberty: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." ... more

Bill Murchison - Tue Feb 28

The "social issues" have popped up in the Republican presidential campaign, courtesy of Rick Santorum, causing Democrats to drool, left-wing pundits to twirl their broadswords in the air and various Republicans to turn green, fearful of alienating key voting blocs. The horror, the horror -- can't the party's candidates just keep their searchlight trained on the economy? ... more

Ben Shapiro - Fri Feb 24

In 2008, Rick Santorum spoke at Ave Maria University in Florida. There, he tackled the crucial issue of moral decline in America and did so in explicitly religious language. "Satan has his sights on the United States of America," he said. "Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition. ... more

Emmett Tyrrell - Thu Feb 23

There is another horripilation on the campaign trail. Someone has told a joke that has roused the virtue police. ... more

Star Parker - Mon Feb 20

A succession of high profile left wing decisions and initiatives of recent weeks drive home the extent to which the left is changing the face of America. ... more

Townhall.com Staff - Wed Jan 25

Janet M. LaRue - Tue Dec 20

The Obama administration, predictably, is not calling a “truce on social issues,” as Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) suggested that the next president should do. ... more

Steve Deace - Sat Dec 3

For the past three years I have worked on a book project dealing with the 30-year failure of the Religious Right to win on a single policy issue despite all of the elections its won, the money its raised, and the headlines its generated. ... more

Star Parker - Mon Nov 7

Santorum may be dragging up the rear in the line-up of Republican presidential candidates, but I am grateful to him for being the only candidate who insists that the so-called “social issues” remain an integral, explicit part of his agenda. ... more

Michael Brown - Mon Oct 31

Just when you think you’ve heard it all, something even more bizarre and disturbing occurs, and you can only scratch your head and wonder, “What’s next?” ... more

Suzanne Fields - Fri Oct 28

"The Ides of March," the slick new movie with George Clooney as an unethical presidential candidate, is a morality tale for our time. ... more

Mona Charen - Fri Oct 28

Kate Bolick stares out at the world from the cover of The Atlantic magazine. She's wearing a black lace evening dress. "What, Me Marry?" asks the headline. She isn't smiling.</ ... more

Daniel Doherty - Sun Oct 23

The famous humorist Will Rogers once said, “We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs.” ... more

America - Thu Oct 20

"It gets down to that family... I shouldn't try to tell them what decision to make." ... more

Townhall.com Staff - Mon Oct 17