Audacious Epigone: Today’s Conservatives Are Yesterday’s Liberals
Crossposted from Audacious Epigone–go here to comment.
In case Principled Conservatism’s capitulation on same-sex marriage wasn’t convincing enough, the following graph shows support for marijuana legalization, by political orientation, over time (three-year rolling average; N = 32,371):
Conservatives are as supportive of legalization today as liberals were during Bill Clinton’s second term.
The Respectable Right couldn’t even conserve women’s restrooms.
Standing athwart history yelling “stop”? Hah! Timidly, in hushed tones, asking if we might ease up on the accelerator just a hair, more like. Has Jonah Goldberg penned the conservative case for 35 genders yet?
GSS variables used: YEAR, GRASS, POLVIEWS(1-3)(4)(5-7)