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  •  Conservatism Is Not ABOUT Outcomes or Conditions (13+ / 0-)

    It is about RULES.

    This is why they're concerned about laws preventing abortion, while those laws often increase the number of abortions or out-of-wedlock pregnancies.

    That DOESN'T MATTER.

    Many thinking conservatives will tell you formally and directly that the condition of society other than its safety is not the business of government. Some will say there is no such thing as society, and in the evolving global economy they may be heading toward being more accurate than those of us who still use the concept.

    This is more than a philosophical difference, and it's even more than a moral difference. It's a raw FUNCTIONAL difference.

    And conservatives love power so much that they will strike down elements even of the Constitution that disagree with them, such as the preamble's and Article 1's empowerment of government to promote the general welfare.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 05:39:22 AM PST

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