Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quote du jour

Conservatives value the lessons of history and respect faith and tradition. They are skeptical of mass movements, perfect solutions and what often passes for "progress." At the same time, they recognize that change is inevitable. They also know that while man is prone to err, he is capable of great things and is meant to be free in an unfettered market of ideas, not subjugated by a too-powerful government.

-Fred Dalton Thompson

9 comments:

  1. "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

    You cans also spend an inordinate energy on flattering yourselves.

    JMJ

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  2. Galbraith, huh? You couldn't find an appropriate quote from Che?
    His (and your) projection is duly noted.

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  3. "Conservatism, however, is too often a welcome excuse for lazy minds, loath to adapt themselves to fast changing conditions." - Sigmund Freud


    JMJ

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  4. Quote envy, Jersey? Sometimes a cigar is only a cigar!

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  5. LOL! I wonder what he would have thought of the gun control debate! Sometimes a gun is only a gun, right?


    JMJ

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  6. Or the sorts of things one might pry from one's cold dead hands?

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  7. "The modern leftist has all the intellectual curiosity of a tree stump and all the intellectual seriousness of a 9 year old child."
    Charles Delaney Coffer

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  8. No need to be insulting to trees, living or dead!

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  9. My deepest apologies to stumps everywhere.

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