Thursday, May 18, 2006

I'm a Values Voter!!!

George Will asks the obvious question, who is not a values voter?

He is right, the shorthand for social conservatives, the "values voter," is both annoying, misleading, and a waste. Who isn't a values voter?

Moreover, the use of the phrase denigrates the values of those who do not consider themselves social conservatives. Why the MSM has played so willingly into the hands of the social conservatives in this matter is intriguing. Surely they'd prefer to refer to social conservatives as religious extremists.

Nevertheless, there are other important values besides abortion and same-sex marriage: How about individual liberty? Is there a greater value than preventing the government from touching you or your stuff?

1 Comments:

At 4:39 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

Anyone who calls themselves a "values voter" should be shot in the face.

With condescension. Not - you know - bullets.

 

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