September 11, 2017

Jay Richards, research professor, was quoted in a Washington Times story about republicans and the pro-life label.

... Jay Richards, research professor at The Catholic University of America, said the line of argumentation is a “common progressive ploy to try to claim that Republicans aren’t really ‘pro-life’ because they disagree with progressives on other issues.”

“I simply reject the progressive argument that Republicans who are pro-life and also pro-economic freedom are somehow contradictory,” said Mr. Richards, who is executive editor of “The Stream.” “The reason I support the economic views I do — the value of private property, the value of limited government, the value of economic freedom — is because I think demonstrably where those things are present, more human beings flourish and more people emerge from poverty. And I think the empirical facts bear that out.” ... 

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