And very polarizing, as I suspect the upcoming elections will show. A lot of wishfull thinking going on in this writers article. The out of control spending by our compassionate social conservative administration leads one to consider changing the term social conservative to socialist conservative. And talk about your nanny staters...Who would protect us from ourselves if not the religous right...Perhaps today if the President signs the Gambling is a Sin Bill, they will prevent us from sinning by playing online bingo...After all, who needs Jesus Christ when you can just get Government to outlaw sin.
There is a definite willingness, among those in the religious right, to trust the government to police our private affairs. This is a very disturbing philosophical point of view which happens to conflict strongly with the personal liberty philosophy held by most economic conservatives. And, you're right, they don't seem to mind the Republican Party spending this country into the ground as long as they get their anti-abortion, anti-gay, and anti-sex priorities addressed.