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I Think I Owe an Apology to George W. Bush.

Alice153 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 11:21 AM
When I read that people who are on so-called entitlements vote for Obama, I understand that the speaker is not talking about those of us who worked, paid into the system and are now getting our small stpends in return. I know they speak of people who have never paid into the tax coffers; but, get so-called refunds of monies never paid in. Entitlement is really just a term; not a real description of all recipients.

William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and occasionally democratic statism at home.

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