Skip to comments.A Return to Triangulation (libertarion vs social right)
Posted on 10/25/2006 11:10:46 AM PDT by Blackirish
As the Republican base fragments and Christian conservatives consider a fast from politics, the polling data point to a mid-term Republican thumping. Less than two weeks from now, Republicans will begin their post-mortem soul searching. And as the corpses of their House and Senate majorities grow cold, so should Karl Roves 2006 campaign strategy.
(Excerpt) Read more at article.nationalreview.com ...
Leave nanny statism to the dims.
Amen, brother. Amen....
You wouldn't know that from Free Republic where the fundies have purged so many conservative-libertarians in their attempts to "purify" the party.
I'm a 'social liberal, political conservative'.
I've argued with many a social conservative here on FR, but I've never felt 'purged' from FR.
It doesn't have to be an 'us v. them' kind of thing.
Maybe because the "conservative-libertarians" go elsewhere by themselves to whine and bitch about a nonexistent theocracy. You can't blame social conservatives for big government conservatism.
"You wouldn't know that from Free Republic where the fundies have purged so many conservative-libertarians in their attempts to "purify" the party.
Aren't you a little new here to be making broad statements like that one?
I didn't say "felt." I meant actually physically banned from posting. Of course you don't hear about bannies complaining -- because they can't. Not here at least.
This article is stupid on many levels. Just one example-why is a libertarian complaining about the refusal to give a government subsidy for research on embryonic stem cells?
Spell check is your friend.
If "libertarian" means it's a-okay to tear babies limb from limb by abortion, and that man marrying man equals many marrying woman, please count me out!
I have a feeling we will be if you come back to FR in about 5 years, but maybe that's just pessimism.
I am a libertarian conservative, and have never been purged or felt unwelcome in any way at FR. But then, I regard other FReepers as worthy of respect despite the differences we may have on the issues. Gentle persuasion, not conflict, is my approach.
And judicial branch of the government ordered moral indifference and unborn child murder is hardly less government. Personal responsiblity has long been dead. No one has to fund their own retirement, educate their own children, pay for the research on or drugs for their sexually-promiscuously acquired venereal diseases, and on and on. Hostility to religion and any kind of moral social structure -- like a nature based, reality based, traditionally based definition of marriage -- has left no one but the government responsible for the disasters people make of their lives. The more responsible you are, the more baggage you have to pick up and carry for the irresponsible.
America gave up on freedom a long time ago.
Most libertarians use natural law as the basis for their political philosophy. Many would oppose abortion for the same reason they oppose the death penalty. They do not believe that the state should ever have the power to take human life. And most libertarians would say that marriage is not a matter for the government to "license" one way or the other. So libertarians are not so different from many religious fundamentalists on these two issues.
Why do I never get these memos?
Both parties are involved in pushing America into hell, both financially and socially. It's only a matter of how fast. Repubs just go a little slower than Dems.
One World Goverment is the goal and America must be destroyed to achieve that end.
It's a conspiracy I tells ya!