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

wmou Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 1:26 PM
Very true. Most americans now prefer the false security of federal programs over individual liberty. I don't smoke and I prefer to be in a smoke free area, but it makes me extremely angry that the bar owner where I play pool had to ban smoking. It's her bar, she's the only employee, and nobody is forced to go in there.

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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