Wednesday, January 13, 2016

How The Right Has Captured State Governments In US

This article describes the programs adopted by the right to gain control of state governments.  The focus on the right is "economic freedom".  This enlists support from extraction industries which benefit from deregulation.  They also take a communitarian approach by focusing on local community organizations like the Elks, veteran groups and religious organizations.  Their approach contrasts with the focus on "personal freedom" by progressive groups.  Their advocacy of sexual freedom and personal liberty has provided an opportunity for the right to use social values as wedge issues. This takes the focus off of economic issues which have historically benefited Democrats. 

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