Brown’s win is a good thing – but not a great thing

Posted: 20th January 2010 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in 2nd Amendment, General Politics

The fact that Republican Scott Brown won the Senate race in Massachusetts is a good thing for a few reasons:

  • a Republican won in a Democrat stronghold
  • it indicates people leaning toward Republicans
  • it suggests people are turning against Obama and do not like what he is doing
  • it ends the Democrat super-majority and basically kills the healthcare bill

Before we get too excited though, it isn’t necessarily a good thing for conservatism, and that’s a problem because I’m a conservative.  I’m not a Republican or Democrat, I just happen to agree with Republicans more because of the fact that most conservatives are Republicans.   In some ways, Brown’s victory actually could be seen as a bad thing actually, because it does sort of reflect the move that many Republicans have made towards the center.

For one, he supports abortion, as most everyone knows.  However, when you look at his thoughts on the Second Amendment (can be found at On The Issues – Second Amendment/Scott Brown), you run into some issues as well:

  • Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.
  • Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
  • Require a license for gun possession.

He does support concealed carry though, so at least he’s got that going for him.

  1. Well, we have placed a lot of hope in Scott Brown. All eyes will be upon him for some time…A lot hangs on him. He, right now, is an extremely important member of our congress. Or will be, rather, when he gets sworn in.

  2. Scott says:

    I agree with that!

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