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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:41 PM

23. There really are two camps within the Conservative movement.

The Libertarian wing and social conservatives, AKA Christofascists.

Sometimes they energize each other, sometimes they fight each other.

At FR the libertarians usually have to keep quiet about abortion and often get attacked over being anti imperialist.

The fundamental divide is around 'can government be good - for anything- or is it inherently evil and thus the smaller the better.

The libertarians have a point in that, left or right, a big percentage of people who get elected turn corrupt, it's just the nature of power. The social conservatives want to use the power of the state to enforce a Christian and capitalist ethos on everyone.

When the two wings work together, the pubbies can be a potent force indeed, but the smaller faster nature of interactions around the world make it less and less likely, one idiot like Huckabee can undo a lot of goodwill, thankfully.

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