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Most secular conservatives are fiscally conservative, favoring laissez-faire capitalism or a free-market, and are proponents of such policies as a large and heavily-funded national defense system, a relaxation of gun control laws and the destruction of welfare state politics like most other conservatives.
However, on social issues, such as same-sex marriage, separation of church and state, abortion, public decency, obscenity laws and narcotic regulation, a large percentage of the Secular Right tends to favor deregulation of some or all of these practices, although may not necessarily agree with said practices.
Skeptical conservatives—one of the Right’s less celebrated subcultures—are conservatives because of their skepticism, not in spite of it. They ground their ideas in rational thinking and (nonreligious) moral argument. And the conservative movement is crippling itself by leaning too heavily on religion to the exclusion of these temperamentally compatible allies.
Conservative atheists and agnostics support traditional American values. They believe in personal responsibility, self-reliance, and deferred gratification as the bedrock virtues of a prosperous society. They view marriage between a man and a woman as the surest way to raise stable, law-abiding children. They deplore the encroachments of the welfare state on matters best left to private effort.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Tracinski, Robert. "The Secular Right". Real Clear Politics. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2006/08/the_secular_right.html.
- ↑ What is Left? What is Right?
- ↑ http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MzRlMjY0YjIwMzk4MDdhOGM4YjEwNjU5ODFhN2JhOTA=
- ↑ http://www.secularright.org
- The Blog of a Secular Conservative
- Townhall.com - The Secular Conservative
- Bromby - The Secular Conservative
- The Secular Right