Tag archives: Social Conservatives

Perfect Together: Social and Defense Conservatives”

by Rob Schwarzwalder

March 12, 2014

My friend Bob Patterson has written a perceptive piece in National Review Online on what should be recognized as the natural alliance between national security conservatives and socially conservative Christians.

As he notes, “(President Obama) anticipates spending $844 billion on federal welfare programs in 2015, a whopping 4.6 percent of projected GDP. In comparison, President Reagan whittled federal welfare spending to 2.2 percent of GDP in his second term. To put it another way, in 1985 we spent nearly two and a half times as many dollars on defense as on welfare, but if Obama gets his way, next year we’ll be spending 35 percent more on welfare than on defense. And that doesn’t count state-level welfare spending, which accounts for the highest single line-item of state budgets.”

Read Bob’s piece in its entirety here.

Register Today for our Upcoming Family Policy Lecture

by Krystle Gabele

September 23, 2010

Tomorrow, FRC will be holding a panel lecture examining whether or not there is a war between social and economic lectures. This panel features New York Times columnist, Ross Douthat, Lawrence Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education, and Bob Patterson, adjunct research fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society.

You can register for the event by clicking here.

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