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New Conservative Manifesto

Conservatives sign a statement on their shared values; plus, the American Family Association raises eyebrows over its discussion of Muslim soldiers, capital punishment, and Pepsi.

Political Advocacy Tracker is a roundup of what Christian activist organizations have been talking about over the past week.

What the Right Believes

Leading up to an annual conservative gathering in Washington, D.C., political advocacy groups signed a new manifesto affirming core principles.

The Mount Vernon Statement was signed by scores of conservative groups that agreed on basic values including limited government, individual liberty, free enterprise, strong national security, and the "defense of family, neighborhood, community, and faith."

The document comes as groups ready for the Conservative Political Action Conference, organized annually by the American Conservative Union. Signatories included representatives from socially conservative groups such as the Family Research Council (FRC), Concerned Women for America, and Focus on the Family Action, as well as groups representing libertarians, tea party organizers, and national security hawks.

"This is a significant moment as social, ...

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