Values voters

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The term values voters, George F. Will wrote in the May 18, 2006, Washington Post, is an "aggressively annoying new phrase in America's political lexicon."

Used "proudly by social conservatives, and carelessly by the media to denote such conservatives," Will wrote, "[t]his phrase diminishes our understanding of politics. It also is arrogant on the part of social conservatives and insulting to everyone else because it implies that only social conservatives vote to advance their values and everyone else votes to . . . well, it is unclear what they supposedly think they are doing with their ballots."

"The Washington Briefing: 2006 Values Voters Summit"

"Family Research Council Action, Focus on the Family Action, Americans United to Preserve Marriage [1], and American Family Association Action surveyed the political landscape and decided that something must be done to spark the cultural renewal that the nation overwhelmingly voted for in 2004. That 'something' is The Washington Briefing: 2006 Values Voters Summit," which is to be held September 22-24, 2006, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. [2][3]

Invited Speakers September 2006

According to the American Family Association Action website, the following are invited speakers to attend the Summit:

"War on Christians and Values Voter" 2006 Conference

The War on Christians and Values Voter 2006 Conference was held March 27-28, 2006, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Conference promised "First-Hand Accounts of Christian Persecution." [4]

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers included "such Values Vote leaders" as Phyllis Schlafly, Vision America President Rick Scarborough, Gary Bauer, Alan Keyes, Janet Folger, Congressman Tom DeLay, Janet Parshall, Sen. John Cornyn and Sen. Sam Brownback." [5]

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