A Fundamental Freedom is a new book that every Republican, conservative, and Libertarian should read. The author, David Lampo, has a long resume as a Republican Party Activist, and Director of Publication at the Cato Institute. He has also been a member of the Log Cabin Republicans.
Lampo’s book is an essay on why Republicans, conservatives and Libertarians should support Gay Rights. If you are ready to stop reading I urge you to stay. I urge Conservatives to look at the arguments of a respected Republican thinker, and I urge Liberals to stay because they might learn something about how a Republican thinks about social issues that make sense on a variety of levels.
He argues that an anti-gay agenda succinctly exposes a hypocrisy, that Liberals frequently point to, of those who talk of limited government and individual rights but ignore both when it comes to other personal freedoms.
He argues that ultimately, it is those who defend gay rights within the Republican Party, who are keeping a faith with core conservative principles. And interestingly, Lampo, presents data that reveals many rank-and-file Republicans, including many Tea Party adherents, are far more supportive of gay rights than is commonly presumed.