I would say that Ben Shapiro represents the most articulate and full body of ideas on the right side of the center as a conservative.
I'll layout some of the social ideas of a more moderate right sider, to give context into what I mean by the right of center and to distinguish from the lunatics that make up the end of the right side on the political spectrum:
- Homosexuality does not benefit the nation or society at large. If every man and woman was a homosexual, the human population would largely disappear from the face of the earth. Science is not to be used to change the nature of human beings but more so a tool to help human beings, and so, using science to solve problems like infertility between same-sex couples is not a reliable source of repopulating the earth with more humans.
But, we should leave them to do whatever they choose to do in their own homes. Whether that influences the social fabric of this country is debatable. In most cases, it is not an important societal factor for gays to receive less benefits than straight marriages.
- Transgenders are still humans even if they choose to accept gender dysphoria and alter the body given to them at birth. That means they should be given fair weight in judging the merits of what they can contribute to society, vs giving them an automatic pass on character simply because they're different. High trans suicide rates are not a factor of them being bullied, but rather a factor of them being people that have this dysfunctional dysphoria condition that causes them to have an alternate view of the world and who they are in the world, leading to emotional and mental issues.
- Church and State are separate and the government should not use Civil Rights to force a church to teach certain religious practices or how to conduct their social practices on matters such as child birth and gay marriage.
- The economy is built, as well as it thrives on the premise that all men are created equal and should be left to pursue their own definition of happiness in the endeavor that they are best suited in, and we should not create undue burdens such as high taxes and increased wasteful regulations.
- Government in general should be reduced because in all areas the bureaucracy of government is slow, wasteful, and inefficient. The best way to see to it that people are able to live their best life is by the private market. A profit motive is the best way to encourage efficiency and improvement at whatever endeavor is being undertaken.
- Abortion is not ok in most cases and we can and should have a debate on the rare case that a woman incurs conception during rape, and the men who are raping women should fear for their life.
- Women are intelligent but they are not physically or emotionally equal with men. This goes both ways. Men are not more capable than women in every area, and it goes the same the other way. We should accept the gender differences and allow for both to thrive, both femininity and masculinity without electing for one to be more superior than the other.
I don't agree on all issues, like race. I think race is an area that is too often confused and one that is entangled with many other things that are actually unrelated. As a social issue, because whereas women and gays have lived in society for centuries (whether on the surface or in hiding), race should be viewed separately since it's actually more a result of globalization that the topic of races is even considered. Society never had to deal with racial diversity before exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries, which was around the time America was found. If we accept that the state and society has an interest in marriages, education, health, and child rearing, we should also have an interest in how racial minorities choose to live their life, given that integration in the 60s was so poorly instituted, and African slaves endured centuries of identity cleansing for the benefit of this country. AA is a prime example where the blacks who meet the criteria typically sought in those candidates deserve to stand out through these programs, and so should other racial minorities.
When I talk about conservativism, and moderatism, I'm not talking about some lunatic who enjoys Trump's diatribes on Twitter or Bernie's love of socialism. Instead, I'm referring to a center that is built on the love and respect of this country and all of its citizens. I know there are a not of moderate liberals out there who are willing to debate that the government should actually be larger in influencing society, which is where compromise is a good thing and where democracy can take shape.
But, this type of intelligent thinking on the right side is so rare. It wasn't until recent that I was able to find Ben Shapiro on YouTube and finally have someone to help me find the words to describe my own system, but to understand there is a way to think that is rational, though different.
What are your thoughts on why this view is represented in more places? If you disagree that this is a rational system, I'd be curious to hear on what points, and I'd also be interested in hearing the liberal side of the aisle's thoughts, as long as they are the more moderate ones and not the lunatic leftists.