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Why Social Conservatives are Fighting the Culture Wars Alone

But what about growing number of conservatives who also reject the notion that government should be in the business of preserving virtue?

Whereas social conservatives look to the Church for guidance, “classical liberals” (the Free Market, limited government ideology that values individuals) probably trace their fundamental beliefs back to Locke.

According to Dr. Benjamin Wiker’s new book, “Worshipping The State,” Locke essentially argued that “government was for no other purpose than the preservation of one’s body and property, and the freedom to do with them as one likes.”

A primary example of this philosophy can be found in a recent tweet sent out by libertarian-leaning Republican Rep. Justin Amash:

Real threat to traditional marriage & religious liberty is government, not gay couples who love each other & want to spend lives together. — Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) March 27, 2013


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