Gingrich's Practical Conservatism

Newt Gingrich identified the very core of conservatism with his remarks in the first South Carolina presidential debate.  His vision of conservatism is the one that most Republicans don't understand and most Democrats don't want you to know. Gingrich was asked to explain his views on work ethic and the government erosion of that ethic through (at least in part) federal and state entitlement programs like food stamps.  He suggested that poor high school students be given opportunities to perform janitorial services in their schools as a way to earn money and to learn how to work at a job. He then cut to the chase on why a jobs program like that would benefit everyone involved: "I believe every American of every background has been endowed by their Creator with the right to pursue happiness," he said.  "And [even] if that makes liberals unhappy, I'm going to continue to find ways to help poor people learn how to get a job, learn how to get a better job, and learn some day...(Read Full Article)