New Column Online @ Atlantic Herald

“It is generally accepted that in the wake of Goldwater’s astonishing defeat in 1964, the Republican Party latched onto social conservatism—pro-life, pro-God, and anti-gay—as a means of amassing support. This was the first betrayal of principle: any government big enough to tell two consenting adults who they can love, or dictate what a woman can do with her body, has grown far beyond its necessary limits.

While the adoption of “social issues” can be viewed as the earliest signs of trouble, the greatest betrayal came at the close of the Cold War, when neo-conservative principles truly began to replace the old school of thought as the predominant ideology within the Conservative movement…”


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