Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Comparing Authoritarian or Libertarian Conservatism

Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) explains the difference between the two points of view in the "conservative" movement within the Republican Party.

According to Maddow, one point of view is the "authoritarian conservatism" side that supports big and intrusive policies and the other side is "libertarian conservatism" that supports small and "leave me alone" type of government.  In this video, Maddow claims that while most conservatives claim to be leaning towards the "libertarian" side, their actions tend to lean towards the "authoritarian" side, e.g., limiting women's rights, limiting educational opportunity and curtailing a number of social programs that benefit the poor.

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