Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Contemporary Conservatives are Statists

I've expressed my own criticisms of contemporary conservatives, and I find that men such as Herbert Schlossberg long ago expressed the same kind of criticisms:

"Conservatives of practically all types, like [Garry] Wills and [George] Will, fall all over each other exalting the prerogatives of the idol state. That is why when they take power from avowed social democratic parties—as in Sweden, Britain and the United States—there are no fundamental changes. They go with the tide; an electorate that demands the property of other people will get it from their government no matter what party in power calls itself. (Herbert Schlossberg, Idols for Destruction, p. 220).

Schlossberg knew over twenty-five years ago that conservatives were shills for the state, just as they are today. It is time to stop voting for these statists--they are just as responsible for our massive government and indebtedness as are the statists in the Democratic party.

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