What's more, it seems rather spurious to include today's Religious Right under the rubric of the Leave Me Alone Coalition. If conservative religious voters were only after the right to homeschool, then, sure, it'd be fair enough. But today's Religious Right is hell-bent, above all else, on writing discrimination against gays into the Constitution - overriding states that have begun to move toward accommodating gay relationships with either civil unions or full-fledged marriage. They are, in fact, the ones who need to learn to leave others alone.A viable leave-us-alone coalition these days would include elements of the center (such as deficit hawks) and exclude interventionist parts of the religious right. Professional right-wingers like Norquist are slow to see that, though.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Really, leave us alone
In the New York Post, Ryan Sager reviews Grover Norquist's Leave Us Alone: Getting the Government's Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives. Excerpt from the review: