Monday, April 9, 2012

Why I'm a social liberal

The conservative (or, at least, Republican, along with too many Democrats) view of social issues is that government knows better than the individual what is best for the growth and development of the individual. This is why I'm a social liberal.

So what separates a law preventing self-insurance for health care, which I support, and a law preventing gay marriage or marijuana use, which I would oppose? In the case of the former, there is a demonstrated direct harm to others which results from the banned behavior (unreimbursed costs of care), while in the latter, there is no such evidence.

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