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View Poll Results: Should the government promote traditional values?
Yes 21 30.43%
No 45 65.22%
Maybe, Don't know, etc. 3 4.35%
Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-06-2011, 05:48 PM
 
Location: southern california
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we did not like the way our grandparents did things, so we did our own version of family and job
preparation.
we have failed.
the wolf is at the door.
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time to turn it around.
what was good nuf for grandma and grandpa may in fact be good nuf for you.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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The government should support marriage by eliminating the marriage tax penalty. Perhaps enhance the adoption tax credit. Even if gays are allowed to marry.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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Those aged 18-34 are the most likely to say the govt should be doing so at 53%, which is up from 38% in 2008. In 2008, they were the least likely of any age group to support promoting traditional values, now they're the most supportive of it.

43% of adults aged 35-54 say the same as do 51% of those 55 and older.

Americans Divided on Gov't Role in Promoting Values
Since when are average Americans the intellectuals that know what they're talking about? America's old values don't fit in a more diverse society.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:54 PM
 
Location: MS
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Small government conservatism = government in your bedroom
Small federal government conservatism = 18 enumerated powers. None of which are in your bedroom.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: MS
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The government should support marriage by eliminating the marriage tax penalty. Perhaps enhance the adoption tax credit. Even if gays are allowed to marry.
The federal government shouldn't use the carrot approach for any behavior modification. Giving tax credits to some while not giving them to others is not fair. All people should file taxes as individuals with no exceptions and no deductions. Make the tax rate low enough so that everyone has a vested interest in how government spends it.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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Here's the question that was asked:
"Some people think the government should promote traditional values in our society. Others think the government should not favor any particular set of values. Which comes closer to your own view?"

Given the fuzzy nature of 'traditional' values, they might as well have asked:
"Some people think that puppies are cute. Others think that kittens are cute. Which comes closer to your own view?"
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Oh yeah, get government out of our lives....except to enforce morality and social values.

Gosh, traditional values are great...like racism, antisemitism, sexism, creationism, theocratic government...you can't get much better then throwing out the constitution whenever it gets in your way while actively championing going back to it.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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Americans don't need a government to promote traditional values, they are doing very well without the government's help.
What are traditional American values? Ignorance, racism, intolerance, bigotry, paranoia, homophobia, feelings of superiority, and a few others.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:04 AM
 
Location: San Diego California
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Traditional values in things such as "In God We Trust" & being able to say the Pledge of Allegiance in classrooms every morning?

I'd support that.
This is exactly what I am talking about; government has no business promoting religion. Personally, I do not trust in god. Why should the government be telling me to. They shouldn’t.
There are though, basic values that are worth supporting, like the need to be honest, not stealing, not killing, being responsible, and your duty as a citizen that everyone can agree on. Those are the kind of values that would make a more civilized country for all.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Gone
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How about everyone watching "Little House On The Prarie" or "The Andy Griffith Show" for some pointers.
A fantasy land that never existed.
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