Back in June 2010, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels called for a truce on the social issues debate so that Republicans might shift their entire focus upon issues like the economy and education.
Now, obviously fiscal issues are important and must receive adequate attention, but it is social issues that signify the identity and moral character of a nation. Therefore social issues are not something that we can set aside in order to focus on what’s “important.” They are what’s important! What good are our successes in fiscal matters if we have lost our social identity?
In a recent interview with Christianity Today, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana commented on Mr. Daniels position that social issues should be put on the back-burner:
“I think that it’s absolutely critical to get the economy growing without raising taxes or increasing the deficit,” he said. “I’m also proud to belong to a party that stands for the sanctity of human life and traditional marriage. Those values remain important during good and bad economic times.”
Since social issues determine our national identity, then there can never be a truce as Mr. Daniels suggests. SBA List applauds Governor Jindal for recognizing and vocalizing that this is the case.