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Are Abortion and Gay Rights American Values?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Under our Constitution, many practices are protected — abortion, blasphemy, pornography, flag-burning, trashing religious beliefs — that other nations regard as symptoms of a disintegrating society. When Hillary Clinton said half of all Trump supporters could be put into a "basket of deplorables" for being "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic," she was conceding that many Trump's supporters detest many progressive values. True, but in the era of Trump, why should her liberal values be the values America champions abroad? Without an agreed-upon higher authority, values become matters of opinion. And ours are in conflict and irreconcilable.

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