Family values often antithesis of liberalism

17 May 2015 - 02:00 By Wilmot James

When the DA's federal congress accepted the values charter this year as a preamble to its constitution, it took a turn towards the socially conservative right. While it accepted the values of freedom, fairness and opportunity that are fundamental to the liberal democratic tradition, it took a right turn by locating these values in the context of the family.

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