“Rick Santorum Derangement Syndrome”: What Social Conservatives Really Are

ALLOTT: Santorum Derangement Syndrome – Washington Times.

The only reason why Rick Santorum has made any impact on the 2012 Republican Presidential Race. Is because of the Christian Right, who have settled on him. Little help they were to the Santorum Campaign in South Carolina. Even despite their endorsement, Newt Gingrich in basically every single demographic. Including with women, where Mitt Romney was suppose to have an advantage. Won their votes overwhelmingly. If a Presidential Candidate can’t win in a State thats as Evangelical Christian and Religious. As South Carolina and they are playing to their voters, saying vote for me. Because I believe in your values, I mean South Carolina is basically the Capital of the Bible Belt. So if a Candidate like Rick Santorum can’t win there, where can they win. Which is why the Republican Presidential Race, is now a two Candidate Race. Sorry Ron Paul, perhaps better luck next time.

But to talk about Social Conservatives and Social Conservatism. You first have to know what those things mean. When I see terms Social Conservative and Social Conservatism. And your looking at them in a political sense, think of Conservative and Conservatism. What is a Conservative, as Ron Paul in the Monday Night Debate said. Someone who believes in Conserving Freedom for the people. So if you apply Conservative to Social Conservative and you want to know what a Social Conservative is. You know that its someone who believes in Conserving Social Freedom for the people. Its not about telling people how to live their lives. Or letting them be free as long as they are doing what you approve of.

When I think of Social Conservatives, I think of people like Ron Paul, Barry Goldwater, Ron Reagan, Jack Kemp. And others people who believe that government should protect people from the harm of others. Not try to protect people from themselves. And that people should be able to live their own lives. As long as they are not hurting innocent people with what they are doing. Which is different from people who today are called Social Conservatives. But they aren’t they are Religious Conservatives. And I guess all religions have Religious Conservatives as well as Liberals. But in America they would be called Christian Conservatives. People who believe that Government should tell people to live their lives in a certain way. And punish them by law if they don’t. Which is not Limited Government but Limited Liberty.

I’m not even a Conservative but a Liberal and once again I find myself speaking in favor of Conservatism. I guess because I don’t like hearing people speak for things and calling themselves things. When they don’t know what the hell they are talking about. Which is what happens when you hear Religious Conservatives or Theocrats. Call themselves Social Conservatives, when they don’t even know what they are calling themselves.

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