CHQ - Values Voters are Much Better off by Limiting Big Government’s Power

Values Voters are much better off by limiting Big Government's power

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Values Voters are much better off by limiting Big Government's power
American Thinker - Mark Fitzgibbons writes that the recent decision by a federal judge to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act is forcing socially conservative Values Voters to focus their attention in a new limited government direction. Instead of seeking to enact legislation that brings the weight of federal power to bear on Values issues, they'll now be intent on repealing federal legislation that imposes too much federal control over matters they care about. They'll also be more careful in selecting true constitutional conservative candidates who will advance their cause by limiting government power in a way consistent with the Constitution rather than merely lending rubberstamp support to the Big Government GOP establishment, which hasn't helped them at all.

NRA's possible support of Reid is just its latest dance with the Left
Politico - The National Rifle Association is taking considerable flak from conservatives over its rumored pending endorsement of liberal Majority Leader Harry Reid (lifetime ACU rating 18.56%) and over other moves that ended up aiding liberals, and the organization is defending itself by claiming it only focuses on gun rights and not conservative issues in general. The NRA apparently does not understand that a failure to advance the conservative cause fails to advance the Constitution, and if our individual rights are eroded further in favor of Big Government, gun owners' rights will recede along with them.

Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle won't sacrifice her conservative principles
Las Vegas Review-Journal - Contrary to what's being reported in the liberal press, Sharron Angle isn't changing her political stripes, she's just refining her message in favor of attracting a larger voting pool, one big enough to keep Harry Reid (lifetime ACU rating 18.56%) home in Nevada next year. Angle says she hasn't altered her conservative positions at all - and she's not going to stop smiling, either.

Will Rand Paul turn the Tea Parties antiwar?
American Conservative - W. James Antle III writes of Kentucky GOP U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul's views on foreign policy, which differ distinctly from the neoconservative wing of the Republican Party but also aren't drawing much enthusiasm from the antiwar Right of the Party. Antle notes that Paul is approaching the subject from the standpoint that America can no longer afford an aggressive foreign policy, which is a position that Tea Partiers can relate to and just may lead to a more 'humble' (and cheaper) role for America overseas.

Tiahrt, Moran Kansas GOP U.S. Senate race down to the wire
Washington Examiner - Kenneth Tomlinson provides an update on the Kansas GOP U.S. Senate primary race where two candidates are competing to try and fill the seat of retiring Sen. Sam Brownback, and one of the contenders is emerging as the clear conservative choice. Tomlinson says both Rep. Todd Tiahrt (lifetime ACU rating 95.27%) and Rep. Jerry Moran (lifetime ACU rating 91.74%) have respectable conservative voting records, yet it's Tiahrt who is earning conservative favor because he fights for conservative causes in addition to voting for them.

William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Future?
Intellectual Conservative - George Shadroui reviews the latest compilation of writings from Williams F. Buckley Jr., and finds them a refreshing overview of the intellectual side of the man who is credited with founding the modern conservative movement. Shadroui says there are several passages in the compilation that have not yet appeared in book form, and also offers a few speculations on how Buckley would feel about current matters and politicians such as Pres. Obama and Gov. Sarah Palin.