It’s so very basic, but yet it made news when Sen. John McCain said it on Sunday in his conversation with David Gregory.
“There’s a perception out there because of the way that this whole contraception issue played out.. We need to get off of that issue. In my view, I think we ought to respect the right of women to make choices in their lives and make that clear and to get back onto what the American people really care about — jobs and the economy.” – Sen. John McCain on “Meet the Press”
This is actually a conservative message.
It used to be that conservatives believed that neither state or federal government should be involved intimately in our lives. Today’s Republicans are now using government to interfere. That’s not a conservative principle or at least it wasn’t until today’s GOP.
This shift has made a mockery out of the meaning of conservatism.