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.
Few words could mean the difference between life and death for people, and success or failure for a vital program. Eight little words in a bill that will be voted on in the House this week will severely limit the US’s ability to respond to the AIDS crisis which needlessly claims the lives of over two million people each year.