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It Take A Family

My friend Eric out in DC had this heads up on Santorum's latest:

Senator Rick Santorum, one of the Catholic conservative heavyweights, whom we see every day at Mass, has published the book we've all been waiting for: It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good. The title is, obviously, a shot at Hillary Clinton's "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child." We just got Santorum's book and have been reading. Excellent.

He opens with a distinction. He acknowledges that there are conservatives who are just cheap, who want individualism and big business and dog eat dog. He calls them "cheap liberals"--the same values, except they don't even try to take care of the poor. Santorum's conservatism, however, is about the common good, about a way that really helps the poor. It's about valuing "littles" (family, small business, churches, etc.) over Bigs (big business, big universities, big government, etc.). And it's about common sense solutions for the littles rather than Big beauracratic dogmatism. He associates this common good conservatism with President Bush.

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