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Secession and Other Fantasies

jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 8:25 AM
Again: "Current conversation about redefining conservatism is unquestionably healthy, with a necessary emphasis on new outreach to Latinos, Asians, blacks, gays, single women, and other deeply disaffected groups." Really? It's healthy to abandon your principles? I can agree with the fact that we need to have an outreach to minorities, but only in the context of better informing them and defining ourselves and our principles. Aligning them with our values with a clearer message and not whoreing ourselves to align with groups, as Democrats do, just to get their vote. Message and image is our problem.....not our values and principles.
Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 10:02 AM
"Redefining conservatism"?

That's what got us into trouble int he first place: neoconservatism.

Maybe we need to re-accept the original principle of conservatism: liberty.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

Some fringe conservatives seem perversely determined to turn a stinging electoral defeat into an epic, sweeping disaster. That’s the deeper meaning of current talk about impeachment, secession, third parties, civil disobedience, and onrushing apocalypse.

The Conservative Majority Fund has announced a new robocall campaign to build support for impeaching President Obama over mishandling of the affair in Benghazi, Libya, and alleged malfeasance on a host of other issues. Meanwhile, petitions demanding the secession of Texas, Alabama, and at least a half dozen other states have already gathered tens...