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    Senior Robin Hood Guy Ian Gills's Avatar
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    Default I do not understand Social Conservatism in America

    I get fiscal conservatism. Some people want to pay taxes. A few greedy people do not.

    But social conservatism in America of all places has me baffled.

    What you essentially have, if my understanding is correct, is a group of people that want the rest of us to live by their values.

    And yet this country was founded on freedom.

    Why aren't social conservatives locked up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    I get fiscal conservatism. Some people want to pay taxes. A few greedy people do not.

    But social conservatism in America of all places has me baffled.

    What you essentially have, if my understanding is correct, is a group of people that want the rest of us to live by their values.

    And yet this country was founded on freedom.

    Why aren't social conservatives locked up?
    please explain; we elect our government and merely expect them to do what they promised us in their campaigns.

    You are obviously from all your posts, a liberal conservative: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_welfare_state
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    Why aren't social conservatives locked up?
    Because we have guns and the liberal wackos don't!

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    You have that reversed.

    Social conservatives are not liberal or paticularly whacked, the republican party falling far into the catogory. England has 7 versions and flavors of SC's parties on its own. With many reps in its goofy house of bellowing politicians.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_...nited_States_2

    Locking up SC's is Ians troll of English humour, and would put all of Utah in jail and likely a quarter of Englands souls as well. Ian wants us to live by his peculiar set of rules, just a step back from communism, but we have'nt locked him up....YET
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    Then what happened to freedom?

    I don't care if social conservatives practice what they preach at home but they should keep it behind closed doors.

    If the rest of us want to drink on a Sunday or not go to church they should keep out of our freedom.
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    The US Constitution is written such that EACH of us has the right to pursue life, liberty and our individual pursuit of happiness. Anyone that attempts to regulate or legislate your happiness is not conservative, social or otherwise.

    Further, NO ONE likes to pay taxes, but they are required to fund a federal government. The problem with our current tax structure and their rates, is that they fund an overreaching government that does implement laws that attempt to regulate behavior and personal liberty.

    European socialism has no place in a free society. Of course if you disagree with this sentiment, you are free to return to your homeland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary in NJ View Post
    The US Constitution is written such that EACH of us has the right to pursue life, liberty and our individual pursuit of happiness. Anyone that attempts to regulate or legislate your happiness is not conservative, social or otherwise.

    Further, NO ONE likes to pay taxes, but they are required to fund a federal government. The problem with our current tax structure and their rates, is that they fund an overreaching government that does implement laws that attempt to regulate behavior and personal liberty.

    European socialism has no place in a free society. Of course if you disagree with this sentiment, you are free to return to your homeland.
    Gary, maybe Ian will listen to you and go home. you sound reasonable.
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