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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 10-07-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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What an awful question by gallup.... the methodology shows the question was "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?"


First, what is a "traditional value" is not defined. Is it regulation of sex? Honesty in dealing? Maintaining cultural traditions? Being against Abortion? Is it picking whether the typical social conservative agenda du jour is and calling it "traditional values" vs. a liberal agenda on social issues? Second, what is "traditional" for one age group would not be "traditional" for another age group.


I guess the key is that some people think the government should be promoting ANY type of values.... which I'm not necessarily against on its face... as long as they are the kind of "universal values of humankind" type stuff. Honesty, integrity, fair dealing, etc...
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I thought the OP and others wanted government out of their lives? Or is that a fallacy?
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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The government shouldn't promote anything besides considering ways to improve our country, get Americans back to work, defend our borders, and kill off this deficit. Besides that...government, "GET THE HELL OUT OF MY LIFE!!!"
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Emerald Coast, FL
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Who in their right mind would trust Congress to promote honesty, integrity, responsibility, compassion, and truth?
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Austin
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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.

Promoting somebody's values is not a valid function of government.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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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
Blatant racism was once a "traditional value".
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Small government conservatism = government in your bedroom

So you want to be free to rape a child as long as it is in the sanctity of your bedroom?
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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A fantasy land that never existed.

The "Andy Griffith Show" was BASED on Andy Griffith's childhood home and environment.

"Little House On The Prarie" was BASED on the real life experiences of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The show may have been a fantasy, but the values and stories were based in reality of the time.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Promoting somebody's values is not a valid function of government.

The role of government is to PROTECTand PROMOTE the FREE FLOW of COMMERCE.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Gone
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The "Andy Griffith Show" was BASED on Andy Griffith's childhood home and environment.

"Little House On The Prarie" was BASED on the real life experiences of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The show may have been a fantasy, but the values and stories were based in reality of the time.
There are a couple of other values going on in those days I doubt you would want to discuss. The shows portray a story that as I said never existed, no real issues, no uglyness, and comedy was the goal in Andy Griffith, not reality.
As for the actual topic here, you maintain your own Values and alow others to maintain theres, the government has no business in our private lives, as a rightie I would think you would know that, if not try reading the Constitution some time, look for anywhere where the government has the right to tell us how to live, in fact it limits their power to do so.
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