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1 posted on 10/12/2006 11:55:30 PM PDT by beaversmom
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2 posted on 10/12/2006 11:58:25 PM PDT by beaversmom
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These people constantly ignore the power of homeschooling, maybe because they are in denial about the millions of people doing it.

Homeschooling is where the rubber meets the road for both social and economic conservatives. Whether you object to property taxes bleeding you dry, or the overwhelming desire of the state to indoctrinate your children with its social mores, the homeschooling Christian is profoundly conservative - without wavering or quarter.


4 posted on 10/13/2006 12:30:00 AM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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Consider the debate over federal funding for embryonic stem cell research...Leaders of the religious right don’t seek a government ban on this area of scientific investigation so long as it’s privately funded—they only want to avoid tax-payer support and the societal endorsement that comes with it.

On this point the question is, why don't the social conservatives favor a total ban, not only on private embryonic stem cell research, but on all private scientific or fertility treatment related uses of human embryos that result in the destruction or discarding of such embryos? If these embryos are human persons as valuable as you or I, why don't social conservatives believe they are deserving of legal protection?

By the same token, opposition to same sex marriage doesn’t involve any effort to block or penalize private gay relationships, but merely a desire to stop the governmental sanction and support involved in state backed matrimony.

But many social conservatives support sodomy laws, which prohibit gay sex, as well as many forms of heterosexual sex. Many also support government crusades against adult pornography, strip clubs, sex toys, and "indecent" television and radio programs. These positions are directly contrary to the libertarian sensibilities that tend to predominate among economic conservatives.

Medved is misrepresenting quite alot in this article. The divide between social and economic conservatives is very real.

6 posted on 10/13/2006 1:24:53 AM PDT by BearArms
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The Republican Party is not simply the money party. See Ted Turner, Bill Gates, George Soros,...

Social programs keep the labor pool large and cheap (both halves in more families working full time and not having kids). Homeschooling presents more potential business competition, as do whole families. Environmentalism keeps potential competition away. Think...


7 posted on 10/13/2006 2:13:32 AM PDT by familyop
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Good article. Thanks for posting it.


13 posted on 10/13/2006 1:58:45 PM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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