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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

TakE a RighT TurN



YeeeHawwww!
At last, the conservatives stand up to be counted

Well well ..this is what they are saying: It's taken awhile, a little more than five years to be precise, but we may be witnessing the return of a respected and important political ideology in this town: conservatism. And its apparent ride back onto the political scene comes not a moment too soon.

"...conservatism, real conservatism with its distrust of government and radical change, has been in short supply in our nation's capital since 2001. Oh, there are Republicans, and they have controlled the political landscape here since then. But there is a difference between Republicanism and conservatism.

Republicans are a party, concerned ultimately, as all parties are, with maintaining and growing power. And the GOP in particular is disciplined about doing whatever it takes to help their president. Conservatism is a political outlook, one that questions what the state is doing and is skeptical of power. It owes nothing to no one - not the president, nor the Congress. And it is crucial as a counterbalance to liberalism in the proper functioning of the government. It is the arched eyebrow in a room full of ideas."

With all due respect however, conservatives do not "owe nothing to no one"..They owe everything to their conscience and good faith.
When one sees government or organizations like the ACLU rife with corruption, cronyism and shortcomings ..
When one bears witness to honorable people's reputations being sullied by partisan misinformation and sloppy journalism distorting reality...
When one observes popular culture which is a cultural marker that affects our language, our arts, our dreams, our history, and our daily lives - become so perverse and decadent in the name of the First Amendment...

Then there truly is a principle at stake here. Human Integrity.
So by all means Conservatives...Do Stand up and be CounteD.


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4 Comments:

  • At 5:15 PM, Blogger Iran Watch said…

    I agree that there is a major difference from being a conservative than being a Republican. Conservatives want to limit government intrusion into the daily lives of ordinary citizens. Most Conservatives belong to the Republican Party but not all Republicans (not even close) are Conservatives.

     
  • At 8:01 PM, Blogger Lady Jane said…

    Thanks for the trackback, Angel!

     
  • At 12:58 PM, Blogger David said…

    Your comment about the difference between republicanism and conservatism is no new thing, Angel. This, from the 19th century Reformed theologian, political observer and one-time staff officer to Stonewall Jackson, R. L. Dabney:

    "American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward to perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt hath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It tends to risk nothing serious for the sake of truth."

     
  • At 4:36 PM, Blogger Karl m said…

    Conservatism is a political outlook..
    "owe nothing to no one"..

    are we forgetting a basic fact..political ideologies per say are fine...but once people and agendas get their hands (out)on them..they are now simply a reflection of the leadership..pardon my cynism...but prove me wrong!!!!

     

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