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April 6, 2006

A catchy quote from an op.ed. by Jonah Goldberg in the Los Angeles Times:

In 1955, William F. Buckley defined conservatism as "standing athwart history yelling, stop!" That was when history was said to be on the side of collectivism and the state. Now that the market seems to be driving history, the left is standing athwart it, occasionally burning a Peugeot or two, yelling, "Forget liberty, give me my perks."

Clever huh. So what justifes the view that conservatives are the real revolutinaries. It's the proposal to do away with the welfare state and give everybody $US10, 000 and letting the market do its work.

Sounds libertarian to me. Not conservative.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 9:11 PM | | Comments (0)
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