George Lakoff is Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of The California Democracy Act, a grassroots California ballot initiative now organizing public support at camajorityrule.com.
Conservatives believe in individual, not social, responsibility. They don’t think government should help its citizens. In the conservative view, the father is The Decider, the ultimate moral authority. His authority must not be challenged.