Thursday, November 17, 2005

Conservative In Name Only

George Will has wondered what has happened to limited-government conservatives. So has Robert Bidinotto. Why, for example, is there such a focus on including Creationism in school curriculum? This is now the hot topic as government spending and regulation grow uncontrollably. And there is absolutely no mention of removing the Federal government from schooling or private alternatives! Is conservatism, in particular self-reliant rugged individualism, dead?

Update: It's not just our conservatives. This blogger from the UK sees the same problem in England. Worse! He notes that a lead candidate in their Conservative Party is not only "Conservative in Name Only" but wants to get rid of the name!


Blogger beakerkin said...


Messing with the Duke .

You can whine about Libertarians but they are rooted in reality unlike your average disorganized thief who quotes Marx.

11/17/05, 7:04 PM  
Blogger (((Thought Criminal))) said...

There's usually around a 20 year gap between conservative Presidencies.

We're due for a conservative President in 2008.

11/17/05, 8:48 PM  
Blogger Jason Pappas said...

Some interesting responses! Ducky equates individualism with subjectivism. Beak defends the Duke from the Duck!

Auster has some good points, Caroline; but do you think that Tyler quote is too fatalistic?

Beamish, I wonder if Bush is like Nixon – biding time until another Reagan comes along.

11/17/05, 10:06 PM  
Blogger (((Thought Criminal))) said...

Nah. Nixon used daisy-cutters.

11/17/05, 10:29 PM  
Blogger K2ENF said...

Don't make the mistake, Jason of negating the structure of society. Government can and will do as it will... and the types of spending are not tyhe core of the issue. The thinking BEHIND the spending is. That thinking is based on the influence of the culture... I submit the ID arguments of the moment, is the culture re-asserting itself.

11/20/05, 12:11 PM  

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