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A Victory for Creatures of the State

DHE Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 7:55 AM
I like Jonah Goldberg, so I'd like him to come out and say he was wrong b/c I bought the partisan narrative on my side that the polls were wrong. Are there not any conservatives with the courage to say - it was not Romney's moderation (whatever he claimed for his base's ears) that lost it, but the social aspects of our ideology? Just going by anecdotal evidence there were more than a few percentage points worth of people out there who would have voted for Romney but for the fact that he had to say he agreed with the conservative social agenda in order to get the nomination and a turnout. It was the gay bashing and make believe War on Christianity elements of the ideology that lost this election. You can't fix it if you won't admit it.

The Progressives won on Tuesday.

I don't mean the people who voted Democrat who call themselves "progressive." Though they won, too.

I mean the Progressives who've been waging a century-long effort to transform our American-style government into a European-style state.

The words "government" and "state" are often used interchangeably, but they are really different things. According to the founders' vision, the people are sovereign and the government belongs to us. Under the European notion of the state, the people are creatures of the state, significant only as parts of the whole.

This European version of the state can be nice. One...