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The goal of the APP Palmetto Freedom Forum on Monday in Columbia, S.C., was a different kind of debate that would break new ground. Boy, did it succeed.

Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Congressman Steve King of Iowa and the founder of the American Principles Project, Princeton professor Robert George, asked the questions. (Full disclosure: Professor George is also the founding chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, which I co-founded). Five major GOP candidates stood nakedly on the stage, taking deep questions about constitutional principles — without a podium or a reporter in sight — for 20 minutes.

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