For what should we be thankful?
We enjoy remarkable prosperity and liberty. We possess economic opportunity, personal freedom, and physical safety to an extent unrivaled in human history. We advance steadily against social injustice.
We have this life in large part because of the ideas and institutions that we received from our Founding Fathers. We have it as well because of the institutions and values that we share as members of Western civilization.
We too seldom discuss the latter.
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Who is the partisan independent?
He or she is the “socially liberal, fiscally conservative” voter who, dismayed with both the Democratic and Republican parties, disavowals partisan allegiance. This independent position may come with a sense of pride; may come with a sense of despair. Howsoever it comes, it comes with sufficient frequency that these voters compose a distinct segment within the electorate. They are, in the parlance of the professional pollsters, the “persuadables.”
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