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David Harsanyi on Why Rand Paul is Right About Christians and Libertarianism

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Last week, Rand Paul argued that a dose of libertarianism not only would help the GOP broaden its base but also would be philosophically compatible with socially conservative values. "Libertarian and liberty doesn't mean libertine," he explained.

Paul might have added that libertarianism isn't synonymous with "being uncharitable" or "selfishness" or "social Darwinism," either, suggests David Harsanyi. He might have argued that libertarianism would do a lot more than just help orthodox Christians politically. It may even be the most conducive political philosophy for their thriving.