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Rick Santorum and Ron Paul: The past and future of the GOP

WASHINGTON DC, April 10, 2012 – On Tuesday, Rick Santorum announced that he was suspending his Presidential campaign. This event not only signifies Rick Santorum's exit, but the fading popularity of his brand of conservatism in the Republican Party.

It is no secret that social conservatism, a large part of the Republican Party platform, is not popular among young voters. They cannot stand the idea of being told what to do in the bedroom, or with their personal lives. However, many of them are intelligent enough to know that this is not the philosophy of true small-government conservatism. A Communities colleague probably said it best last month when he wrote, “Social conservatism is the least conservative of all conservatisms. Economic and small-government conservatism are born of hope and a confidence that people will usually do the right thing. Social conservatism is born of the fear that people will do the wrong thing and the urge to impose on them the right decisions.”

If this is the kind of big government philosophy that social conservatives wish to impose on young voters, they have a big surprise coming their way.

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Social conservism does not exist....

Social conservism, aka socialism is dead & buried.(It is beyond stupid to have a large government "manage" you)

Because social conservism is liberal garbage. Neoliberalism is its actual face which started long ago in the Democrat WHIGs.

Leave that trash in the Democratic Party where it all belongs, the "Social Liberals" can enjoy tearing down the fabric of the world. They seem to do plenty of that already, and just lie about it for a living.