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

Marie150 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 6:51 AM
The Church should not turn its responsibilities over to the government. Nor should parents. The government is not fit. Immigrants should not come to America for handouts. They should not be welcomed with handouts. Handouts destroy the very souls of the takers. The Church should not be unequally yoked with government. The government wants nothing but POWER.

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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