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Conservatism is Libertarian <- Reagan


If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.

I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals — if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.

The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.
Ronald Reagan, “Inside Ronald Reagan”, Reason magazine, July 1975

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Posted by on December 16, 2009 in Politics

 

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They’re Worse than Nothing


_705672_incinerator300Suppose two-thirds of the members of the national House of Representatives were dumped into the Washington garbage incinerator tomorrow, what would we lose to offset our gain of their salaries and the salaries of their parasites?
– H. L. MenckenPrejudices, the Second Series1924

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2009 in Politics

 

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