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    Is American Social Conservatism on a Permanent Decline?

    I firmly believe it is. Do you?


    Social Liberalism in the U.S. on the Rise, Fiscal Conservatism Remains Strong | Cato @ Liberty

    Social Liberalism in the U.S. on the Rise, Fiscal Conservatism Remains Strong


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    Re: Is American Social Conservatism on a Permanent Decline?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    I firmly believe it is. Do you?


    Social Liberalism in the U.S. on the Rise, Fiscal Conservatism Remains Strong | Cato @ Liberty

    Social Liberalism in the U.S. on the Rise, Fiscal Conservatism Remains Strong

    Social conservatism, yes. But I think today's younger crop of Republicans will eventually rebrand the conservative movement into one that focuses less on social issues, relegating it to more of a "keep it to yourself" mentality.

    Our nation faces much more pressing issues than who gays can marry and who you're having sex with. And that point is lost on older generations. Us younger folk have bigger fish to fry.

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    Re: Is American Social Conservatism on a Permanent Decline?

    I think it will decline to an extent, but there is always going to be a certain percentage of the population that is socially conservative. Ultimately, Social Conservatism is rooted in an authoritarian personality, and that is not just going to go away.
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    Re: Is American Social Conservatism on a Permanent Decline?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I think it will decline to an extent, but there is always going to be a certain percentage of the population that is socially conservative. Ultimately, Social Conservatism is rooted in an authoritarian personality, and that is not just going to go away.
    many weak-minded people need a system of order to be imposed upon them. some others cannot handle the fact that some questions cannot be answered. Social conservatism appeals to both types
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    Re: Is American Social Conservatism on a Permanent Decline?

    The OP is young methinks.



    These things come and go in cycles. There have been periods where conservatives thought they had whupped liberalism for good, but it bounced back. Contrariwise there have been times vice-versa, but the Wheel turns.


    Labels and definitions change also. Today's liberalism is not the liberalism of JFK, let alone Jefferson. Today's conservatism is not the conservatism of Eisenhower or Coolidge or Nixon.

    Social authoritarianism was not always a feature of "conservatism" as actually practiced, and may not be again in the future. Liberalism has evolved, morphed and rebranded more than once, and will likely do so again.

    A century from now the words may not mean anything like what they mean today, and ideologies resembling conservatism or liberalism may exist under some other label.


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    Re: Is American Social Conservatism on a Permanent Decline?

    Quote Originally Posted by akrunner88 View Post
    Social conservatism, yes. But I think today's younger crop of Republicans will eventually rebrand the conservative movement into one that focuses less on social issues, relegating it to more of a "keep it to yourself" mentality.


    It's a fascinating topic to me primarily because Americans ancestral homeland, Western Europe, has already among its political Conservatives been socially liberal politically for the last few decades. American Conservatives are simply "behind" European conservatives on social issues is the truth of the matter. The Irish gay vote was a perfect example of that (Among so many other aspects of European social liberalism as well). It's interesting to me always to hear an American conservative person be "shocked" about European conservatives social liberalism when ironically that's the exact route American conservatism is headed.

    (Much to the dismay of your average US social conservative minded person).

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    Re: Is American Social Conservatism on a Permanent Decline?

    Social conservatism will always be an effective social consciousness. It's issues simply evolve over time with passing victories and defeats.
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    Re: Is American Social Conservatism on a Permanent Decline?

    Angry old christian white men are dying off, and they aren't being replaced.
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    Is American Social Conservatism on a Permanent Decline?

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Angry old christian white men are dying off, and they aren't being replaced.
    They only typically need to be middle aged, not old, white, or men. They also need a series of identified crises or troubling developments to have something swinging. In many respects it's the previous generation reacting to the newer generation, but that's not a rule (see Vietnam, Okies).

    In the 1920s it was the flapper generation and its loose social and dating habits for women and their musical taste, in the 1930s it was the Okies and the flirtation with socialism, In the 1940s and 1950s it was female teenage delinquency and rock and roll, in the 1960s and early 1970s it was drug use, war protesting, and unconventional sexual mores. In the 1980s and 1990s it was multiculturalism, immigration, teenage pregnancy, and AIDS.
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    Re: Is American Social Conservatism on a Permanent Decline?

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Angry old christian white men are dying off, and they aren't being replaced.


    Take a look at the recent election in Ireland.

    No one can stop time and/or change.

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