I am an Old School Presbyterian Calvinist, a position so conservative within Presbyterian Calvinism that it was relegated to the fringes after 1870. And if you ask me, they were kind of squishy.
With respect to politics, I voted for Goldwater in 1964. In 1966, I voted for William Penn Patrick instead of Ronald Reagan in the race for the Republican nominee for governor of California. I thought Reagan was too liberal.
I was a speaker at the National Affairs Briefing Conference in Dallas in 1980, which launched the New Christian Right.
I sent my children to Christian day schools.
With this as background, I want to present my case for Constitutional social conservatism.
CONSTITUTIONAL SOCIAL CONSERVATISM
I begin with a premise: “If a federal law is not in conformity to the judicial principles and precedents in American colonial law in 1788, it is unconstitutional, unless a Constitutional amendment has authorized it.” This is simple to understand. It means that the Constitution was intended by the Framers to be the source of fundamental law restricting politicians and judges who hold office in the United States government. The Constitution was ratified by voters on that basis in 1787-88. That which is not authorized by the Constitution is prohibited.
Conservatives say they believe this. But do they?
The Constitution of the United States does not authorize the following:
- Ron Paul’s Inaugural Address, Written by His First (and Only) Speechwriter by Gary North (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Head Banging or the Constitution (lewrockwell.com)
- You Are Washington’s Collateral by Gary North (Dr RP Is Our Moses) (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Alastair Sim’s Scrooge (1951): A Role To Remember by Gary North (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Interest Rates in a Gold Coin Standard by Gary North ~ “…This is mainly the result of Ron Paul’s 2007 candidacy for the Republican nomination …” (gunnyg.wordpress.com)