Sunday, October 15, 2006

Social Conservatism, Libertarianism and State's Rights

The constitution is written. Its words have meanings, most of which are quite plain. The constitution is a contract between the states and the federal government, and like any other contract the only honest way to interpret its words is by determining what they meant when they were ratified. Read More

The above is from a discussion of Social Conservatism and Libertarianism - the author seems to get it.


Blogger Jake said...

Speaking of Libertarianism, many libertarians only support states' rights as long as the States adhere to the socially liberal policies preferred by libertarianism. When states make moves toward implementing social conservatism, libertarians get angry. When several states passed laws banning same-sex marriage, libertarians howled, forgetting the fact that there was nothing in the Constitution that prevented the states from taking such action.

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