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Reader comment on item: Giuliani's Fresh Start

Submitted by Jeremy Kareken (United States), Oct 17, 2007 at 20:27

"In social issues, a favorable attitude toward strong, growing, and moral state power;"

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'd always thought that neoconservatism was deeply ambivalent or deeply apathetic about social issues. I, like you, find myself drifting ever more libertarian when it comes to social policy. I understand the social need to help encourage stable families, but I see no reason to insist or legislate against other kinds of lifestyles. Society, like the economy, needs to experiment in order to grow. "Prosperous friends and allies; dead enemies."

But perhaps you and the Kristol pere are right and things have changed. I'd love to hear what others say on this board.


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