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Interrogating the Dark

It has been written that conservative parties are appealing to social conservatives - their support base. I am not sure what the difference is between social and religious in the conservative camp but Wikipedia says "Social conservatism is a political ideology that focuses on the preservation of what are seen as traditional values". These seem to be based on Ambrahamist values, which are mostly about a prescribed morality particularly opposing sexual permissiveness. 

Over the years there have been many values attributed to social conservatives which include:
making abortion absolutely illegal (even in cases of rape, incest or when the mother's life is at risk)that prisoners should not receive any support spiritually, psychologically, or intellectuallythat we should bring back the death penaltyto spare the rod is to spoil the childthat welfare for the poor is a disincentive to workthat unions are destroying the economythat personal wealth is a measure of the extent to which…