Beliefs Mark Silk: Spiritual Politics Opinion

Republican Reformation

In the second half of David Brooks column, he asserts that Huckabee’s win last night could foreshadow a fundamental change in the party. While unlikely that Huckabee will make it to the convention, Brooks feels that Huckabee breathed new life into the Religious Right. Brooks:

” A conservatism that recognizes stable families as the foundation of economic growth is not hard to imagine. A conservatism that loves capitalism but distrusts capitalists is not hard to imagine either. Adam Smith felt this way. A conservatism that pays attention to people making less than $50,000 a year is the only conservatism worth defending.”

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