Family Values, Republican-Style

While most of the attention that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has received regards his battles with state-employee unions, this piece very eloquently highlights another significant act from the governor: his refusal to enforce a law allowing same-sex couples to allow their partner to be bedside with them at a hospital.

For all the talk from conservatives about government “controlling our lives” (a critique I don’t disagree with), you have a conservative governor looking to control the lives of his citizens in the most private, heart-wrenching moment possible.  Looking to impose HIS values on those who peacefully do not accept his values, doing so with government coercion.

That is modern-day conservatism.

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