“Freedom Nationally, Virtue Locally…or Socialism” is a new book which first-time author and conservative Christan Kevin Miller speaks out on what Republicans should do with their spectacular electoral gains in the 2010 midterm elections.On KVNU’s For the People program Monday, Miller said his provocative new book argues that the way forward for Christian conservatives and Republicans is to pursue freedom at the federal level while leaving the pursuit of virtue at the local level.”We’re far afield from that,” Miller said. “We’re into a virtue-nationally mode where they’re forcing people to buy healthcare coverage, to outlawing lightbulbs, to forcing six-year-olds to learn about sex education, by the Congress and the President supposedly saying they understand virtue better than the local people do for their community standards.”Miller, who has been involved in public policy issues in Colorado as the president and co-founder of the Vanguard Roundtable, says Christian conservatives must resist the temptation to use the federal government to enact policies that run counter to the purpose of government as articulated in the U.S. Constitution. Instead, he says, those policies should be pursued at the local level where individuals decide how best to live their lives.
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