A small price to pay

Posted: Sep 11, 2003 12:00 AM

I didn’t know I was a “conservative” until my columns began appearing on Townhall. I just thought I was smart, amusing, clever, witty, endowed with a vast reservoir of common sense and right about most things. Just like all the other people whose columns appear on Townhall and whose company I treasure, if only virtually. Then I started getting hundreds of emails from regular visitors to Townhall extolling my conservative virtues. And I was glad.

What is a conservative? I’m not sure, but if I were to offer adjectives about my fellow scribes, I would say that conservatives as a group are smarter, funnier and wiser than those other guys. Who wouldn’t want to belong to such a club? Who wouldn’t pay to keep such company? Ah, excellent question. Apparently lots of folks who may have forgotten the driving conservative principle of a free market economy. Distilled herewith: the best things in life are not free.

At the top of the list of un-free things, we find freedom. At the top of the list of those working to educate others and preserve the fundamentals of freedom is Townhall. All kidding aside, there’s no better website out there for finding news, commentary and research about our world, never more fragile than now. Townhall is among my first stops each day. If you’re reading this, it’s probably one of yours, too, and as such deserves some token of appreciation for hard work nobly executed. In lieu of first-born sons, I’m sure Jonathan would be happy to accept a small donation commensurate with your appreciation of, well, freedom. Any amount is a small price to pay.