Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thought Experiment : Social Conservative vs Social Libertarian

The difference between a social conservative and a social libertarian is that a social conservative wants people to behave like them and the social libertarian wants people to behave like themselves.

True? False?

In a political party developing one unified party policy, can both live with each other, or would you necessarily expect one to leave to find another political home?

4 comments:

Mike said...

They are diametrically opposed to each other. They cannot co-exist for vary long.

The only reason they have is so-cons are willing to tolerate the fiscally conservative tendencies of the Red Tories and the social libertarians.

Jim (Progressive Right) said...

And, that's kind of the catch though.

So-cons typically are fiscally liberal - big regulations, lots of government intervention, big police, big militaries, lots of id cards.

Why would they tolerate the other?

Chrystal Ocean said...

So what are YOUR answers to the questions you pose?

Jim (Progressive Right) said...

Well, I believe my first statement is true.

And, I believe that no "big tent" party can exist for long that encompasses opposing ideologies within it (so-con vs libertarian, fiscal conservative vs fiscal liberal).