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

Steve2110 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 5:08 PM
Compassion is easy to come by when you use other peoples money to pay for the show. More regulation (Sarbanes-Oxley) and more entitlements (Medicare Part D) only handcuff commerce and enslave citizens who learn to "depend" on government. As for war - you fight wars to win. You don't fight them to build nations. Neither he nor his father learned a damned thing from Korea or Vietnam. They weren't sociopathic war criminals. They just weren't committed - or else they were afraid of the pansies at the UN.

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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