I vote my values--however mixed up they might be.
An aggressively annoying new phrase in America's political lexicon is "values voters." It is used proudly by social conservatives, and carelessly by the media to denote such conservatives.This phrase diminishes our understanding of politics. It also is arrogant on the part of social conservatives and insulting to everyone else because it implies that only social conservatives vote to advance their values and everyone else votes to . . . well, it is unclear what they supposedly think they are doing with their ballots.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
George Will: Regarding values voters
Sometimes I read George Will and make a big ugh noise. The other times I say, Right on, George. This is one of those right on moments.