Saturday, July 17, 2004

Jacob Sullum in Reason

The Value of Values :

"Why all the talk of values? In Beaver, Kerry explained that "a president of the United States makes value judgments every single day." As opposed to the rest of us, who wouldn't know a value if it poked us in the eye."

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"In short, Kerry is on to something when he says Bush does not truly stand for conservative values. On spending, trade, civil liberties, and federalism, the president has been a bitter disappointment to supporters of limited government. His main appeal to conservatives now is his backing for a constitutional amendment that would prohibit states from recognizing same-sex marriages - a proposal that betrays a decidedly unconservative attitude toward our founding document and the system of government it established."