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Kept Conservatives: Prominent Right-Wingers Who Sound Very Liberal

lukemcire Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 5:25 AM
Correction: Thomas More participated in the murder of evangelicals and was executed for treason because he thought the laws of his sovereign nation should submit to the will of a foreign power.
absinthe48 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 7:15 AM
Henry VIII did not care much about the sovereign nation -- this was before the age of nationalism, and Henry wanted to reassert his family claims to France, not to mention his lust to subjugate Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Henry executed Thomas More because More stayed loyal to the teachings of Christ in relation to marriage. As a Catholic relative of mine once said -- and I was then Presbyterian -- the protestant churches were born in the testicles of Henry VIII and Martin Luther.
Earl29 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 7:57 AM
I think you have the better of this argument, absinthe. Thomas More was a gossip and a syncophant and "Utopia" is a mess, but when it came down to it, he could not betray his faith. Agree with him on the religious question or not, in the end he was a hero.
CPT Freedom Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 9:09 AM
Wonder what Hus, Zwingli, Calvin and Knox might think of the testicular driven reformation LOL!

We’ve had a wide variety of conservative: the neo-cons, the paleo-cons and most recently the crunchy cons. Have you ever noticed how many of the most prominent conservative voices in America sound more like liberals? I have, and I believe they are in class all their own: they have a special mission and fit a particular profile.

They are what I like to call ‘kept cons.’ They are ‘kept’ by liberals in that kept cons generally work for liberal institutions and seem to fill the role of token conservative; they write conservative columns for national liberal newspapers...

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