Why I envy my Mom in Oklahoma
She has a someone acting like a real conservative, her Senator, Tom Coburn.
For many years I have stated that there is no such thing as a moderate Republican.
The term moderate is usually used by some who claims to be a Fiscal Conservative but is a social moderate. But to be a social moderate you have to ignore the limits on the constitution and usually end up supporting some social program (SCHIPs being the latest) that is a massive growth of government.
I would also argue that you can not be a Social Conservative and a Fiscal moderate.
To wit, I quote from TheHill article on Sen. Coburn.
The greatest moral issue of our time isn’t abortion, it’s robbing our next generation of opportunity,” Coburn told reporters at a breakfast meeting Thursday at the National Press Club. “You’re going to save a child from being aborted so they can be born into a debtor’s prison?
While they are not moral equals, death is much greater than debt. I say it is wrong to be compassionate for life. Our government and elected officials should respect all those inalienable rights given by our creator: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To continue the reckless spending, make us slave to the state and attempt to steal our liberty.