To see how far our mainstream political thought has drafted, look no further than Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his comments on what he calls “radical individualism”.
They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down, keep our regulations low, and that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues. That is not how traditional conservatives view the world.
It’s pretty unbelievable that this guy is considered “conservative” these days. Unfortunately, the combination of ignorance and apathy in this country has made this mainstream political thought – where even the “small government” politicians want big government.