Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D, discovered and elucidated an unstated assumption made by Adam Smith, the founder of modern-day economics. Smith, and with him most of modern economics, took for granted that somehow helpless children grow into functioning adults capable of making contracts, keeping promises and having empathy for others. In other words, she discovered that the economy depends on the intact family raising children. Religious thinkers and ordinary moms and dads knew this all along, of course. But Dr. Morse brought this common sense observation into direct contact with economic analysis. This discovery, which she fully develops in her seminal work, Love and Economics, is the basis for all of her subsequent work promoting what are now called “socially conservative” issues.
Mark Neumann went to Congress in 1994 to balance the federal budget and restore out economy. And he succeeded! In fact, Mark was such a fierce opponent of deficits, Congressional leaders of both parties threatened to end his “political” career if he voted against their spending. In September 1995, Republican Party bosses kicked him off the Appropriations Committee for voting against higher spending. Conservative Republicans rallied to support Mark, they backed his reinstatement and forced Congressional leaders to restore Mark to the Appropriations Committee and had him put on the Budget Committee, the first freshman in Congress to serve on both the Appropriations and Budget Committees at the same time. Considered Wisconsin’s most conservative Congressman in the last thirty years, Neumann repeatedly voted for lower taxes—never raising taxes—voted 100% pro-life, pro-marriage, and was rated A+ by the NRA in 1998. Senator Jim DeMint has called Mark a “full spectrum conservative. In 1998,
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