08 10 11 - 21:02This is a trend to watch:
After decades on the margins of political life, homeschoolers have become some of the most valued Republican foot soldiers in Iowa, where a few thousand activists can wield an outsize influence in the first nominating contest in the 2012 presidential election.
Four years ago, homeschoolers helped push Mike Huckabee to a surprise victory in the Iowa caucuses over Mitt Romney's better-funded, better organized campaign.
This time around, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum proudly point out that they homeschooled their own children, while Ron Paul touts himself as a "homeschooling champion" on his campaign Web site. Rick Perry proclaimed an official "homeschool week" as governor of Texas, and Herman Cain joined other candidates at a homeschool conference earlier this year. - Reuters
It's one thing to vote Republican and trust society.
It's another thing to say that the culture wars have reached the point where it's a vast horde of make-work-job-having, city-apartment-dwelling, iPod-attached hipsters and urban trash against the silent majority of practical people who find meaning not in tangible/social things but in lives well lived.
Liberalism and conservatism are incompatible.
The more liberalism surges ahead, the more the rest of us want to get away. Every communist society failed. Every socialist society falls into massive debt from its entitlement programs and the vast cadre of honorless and incompetent parasites that it builds up, including our own mildly socialist government. Every unstable government becomes controlling to hide how equality destroyed its population.
We don't want to go down that path.