“Libertarianism for Social Conservatives,” You Say?
If you’ve been following the discussion surrounding the GOP’s post-election “Autopsy” report, you’re probably aware that many are urging the party go a bit more libertarian on social issues. Case in point: Jack Hunter’s latest piece at The American Conservative, “Libertarianism for Social Conservatives.” The subtitle of Hunter’s column expresses his thesis: “From abortion to the drug war and gay marriage, decentralization is the only answer.” Since | Read More »
It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over…
Let me begin by being completely honest: Of late, I’ve really been wondering whether it’s time for social conservatives like myself to come up with a Plan B, since it seems that the Great Marriage Debate may very well end unfavorably for us and has contributed to an erosion of support for the GOP to boot. And of all the Plan B’s that I’ve considered, | Read More »
Conservatives, Stop Defending Yourselves
Last Friday, I argued that it would be ill-advised for the GOP to jettison social conservatism. Mind you, I wasn’t arguing that social conservatism is the whole of conservatism, just that it is, I think, the key to everything else. Fix the family, and you’ll go a long way toward defeating progressivism more generally. So, given that the GOP is going to keep pushing a socially-conservative agenda, | Read More »
Why We Still Need Social Conservatism
Hello, all. This is my first diary here at RedState, and I’m very excited to be joining you. First, a brief introduction. So, the plan is this: Once a week, I hope to present a roundup of articles from around the web that I’ve found to be particularly illuminating, insightful, or otherwise noteworthy, and that I believe our little RedState community will find to be | Read More »