James Dobson in a “secret” meeting with other conservative Christians discussed whether they would support a third party candidate if Republican Rudy Guliani received their nomination for President. This is all about abortion.
Which is fine. In fact I think it would be a good idea if the Religious Right went ahead and formed their own party right now. Maybe then they’d go away. Or at least have less impact on other lousy policies.
Please understand, I agree with Dobson about abortion. He’s studied the issue very carefully, and I believe he rightly interprets the orthodox Christian position on this issue. But I don’t think he knows squat about economic issues, and often advocates the exact wrong position. While protection of unborn children, provided life begins at conception, is the correct Natural Rights stance on that issue, Dobson’s stance on homosexuality, among other issues is wrong. Christians ought to advocate a non-statist position on marriage. It should mean nothing to us whom the state chooses to recognize as married. Indeed there may be legitimate argument against the practice of purchasing marriage licences from governments by Christians.
Instead of switching to a third party, however, Dobson could do more to support Ron Paul, who is consistent in his appeal to Natural Rights as a measure for the legitimacy of legislation and law.