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Downplaying Abortion Issue to Let Economics Trump: A Faustian Deal

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A Path to Prosperity

Some tell us that the economy trumps the social issues. Others try to make the economy into the defining social issue, thus demoting social issues into something like “those other, lesser, social issues”. But are jobs, tax cuts, and the gold standard more important than the abortion issue?

There are well-informed voters who have a conservative position on abortion, marriage, and public decency that still vote Democrat. Why? Continue reading

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29th December 2011 1:42 PM Posted by | Abortion Reasoning | , , | 4 Comments

Rick Santorum Tours 99 Iowa Counties, Promotes Traditional Values Plan

Rick SantorumAccording to The Iowa Republican, last week, Rick Santorum became the first GOP presidential candidate to tour all 99 Iowa counties this year. Of the eight republican candidates, Santorum and Michele Bachmann are the two most staunch defenders Continue reading

7th November 2011 10:53 AM Posted by | Republican Primary | , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Morality of Tax Policy and the Morality of Pro-Life Issues

cartoon of Uncle Sam shaking money from a taxpayerHave you heard the refrain that “everything is a moral issue”? Libertarians and liberals are fond of it, because, it would seem, they are loath to give up the moral high ground to conservatives. In one form or other you can see the refrain here: “In that respect, almost everything associated with the current economic crisis is a matter of justice and injustice and is therefore a moral issue”, here: “There are genuine ethical issues involved with egg freezing, but in a time of war, severe poverty and climate change, they are not the issues which should first spring to mind when we hear the word ‘morality’”; and here: “A working definition of an issue of moral concern is shown to be any issue with the potential to help or harm anyone, including yourself”.

I heard something like this refrain it recently while discussing the slate of Republican candidates with a friend. I was deprecating the relative importance of tax policy to pro-life policy by claiming that moral issues trump pocketbook issues. The reply, “tax policy is a moral issue” struck me as missing the point.

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31st October 2011 8:12 AM Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Perry: Right and Wrong

Perry Event 2/1/2010

At the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s presidential forum Saturday night, Perry indirectly, though not subtly, criticized Herman Cain’s pro-life position by saying, ““It is a liberal canard to say I am personally pro-life, but government should stay out of that decision. If that is your view, you are not pro-life.”

Quite true! And after Cain revealed his surprising position on life (on the 19th), quite right to mention.

But where is Perry, himself? Continue reading

24th October 2011 1:51 PM Posted by | Abortion Reasoning | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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