by T.L. James | 9:36 pm, November 30, 2012 | Comments Off
Roger L. Simon writes an essay on how the right needs to focus on fiscal and small government issues while avoiding the use of government force in pursuit of social conservative goals.
But the Right is guilty of its own kind of hypocrisy. It’s interesting how some of those who most vociferously object to government interference in our economic affairs are most desirous of government interference in our personal ones…
My point is: The social issues, whatever your position, are best dealt with outside the governmental realm.
400+ comments ensue, the bulk of which articulate – for the ten billionth time – the reasons social conservatives hold the values they do while utterly missing his point regarding how to best pursue those values. Hint: it doesn’t matter what the Biblical, historical, psycho-social, or biological roots of your social positions are, if you are shooting yourself in the foot on all of your positions and all of your values by applying the wrong methods towards achieving them.
If your methods are not bringing you closer to your goals, or are actually counterproductive towards achieving those and other goals, you need to consider other methods. Why is this such a difficult argument to understand, or even acknowledge?
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