Monday, March 25, 2013
GOP fractured over gay marriage?
There is a schism brewing within the GOP over the gay marriage issue. According to Huck, evangelicals, a significant component of the base, will bolt if the party accepts gay marriage, but polls show a plurality of Americans either support gays marrying or don't care about it one way or the other. Conversely, young otherwise conservative voters may bolt if the party clings to traditionalism. That's a problem for the GOP when national elections come around.
I predict the GOP will stick with "no gay marriage" positions, at least for the next few elections, therefore I welcome all the disgruntled, young conservatives into the libertarian fold where arbitrary moral judgments have no place in the political process.
If you are fiscally conservative, believe in small limited government and low taxes, and believe that people should be free to pursue happiness how ever they like, no matter how offensive it is to certain other people, as long as they don't break the law, hurt themselves, others, or impede anyone else's pursuit of happiness, then you might be a libertarian.