'Modernization <em>Not</em> Moderation'...

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Nov 13, 2008 8:25 AM
I've finally come up with the appropriate slogan to represent my theory that to win in the future, conservatives must ...

1. Find ways to apply our time-tested classical liberal philosophy to 21st century problems, and ...

2. Resist those who are encouraging us to abandon those principles -- and move Leftward...

By the way, yesterday at the Republican Governor's meeting, MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty said we need to find ways to apply Reagan's principles from the 70s and 80s to today.  ... This is the wrong way of looking at it.  Reagan did not invent classical liberal principles such as individual freedom and limited government -- which go back centuries (think Locke, Adam Smith, et al.).  Reagan actually modernized these ideas by applying these principles to his time, just as we should do...