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To: timlot
In my opinion, social conservatism should be about trying to keep the left from using government power to destroy traditional values in this country, not about using government power to punish people who don't share or consistently practice those values.

It's very unfortunate to see some conservatives so quick to want to use the boot of the state to solve a perceived problem in society. I've often lamented the fact that social conservatives almost always wish to use government as a weapon of first resort, which I don't believe is a philosophy consistent with respect for liberty.

265 posted on 03/15/2012 6:39:19 PM PDT by BearArms
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To: BearArms

In my opinion, social conservatism should be about trying to keep the left from using government power to destroy traditional values in this country.

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270 posted on 03/15/2012 6:46:47 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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