Over the last several decades, the so-called “conservative establishment” has been moving the Republican base away from true conservatism. These “Neo-conservatives” have managed to split the current (we can’t even call them “modern”) Republican party upon social and economic lines, suppressing what is now referred to as “Classical Conservatism.” To truly understand the impact, one only need to look at the growth of government and expansion of intervention in our lives, both private and economic. Neo-conservatives fail to understand (or purposely misrepresent) that the justification and authorization of our current government overreach is born out of the very same principles they use to justify and authorize government intervention in preventing same-sex couples from marrying.

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