Thank you for stopping by for a visit. You are invited to read and comment on anything posted on this blog. I advocate the maximum amount of Personal and Economic Liberty, consistent with the defense of individual rights. I am fiscally conservative yet socially tolerant, I favor lower taxes, free trade, individual rights, strong national defense and limited government. I subscribe to the Freedom Fighters Creed: I am an American Patriot, defender of the Constitution, First Principles and Essential Liberty.

I believe that buried deep down inside every Conservative you'll find a Libertarian - And Inside Every Liberal Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out.

"One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors" - Plato

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Following the Money, the Money, the Money

Follow-The-Money 2Now that Karl Rove & Co., have drunk their own kool-aid and come out of the shadows with their super PAC to muzzle the TEA Party, it’s time for true conservatives to have a good sized reality check on the last sixty years or so…and maybe turn our disappointment into an advantage.
Prior to Dwight D. Eisenhower being president, American conservatism, if there ever was such an influential animal after John Quincy Adams died, was largely dormant as a political movement.  There were bits and pieces that would surface now and again, like Senator Joe McCarthy and his smoking out of communists, and a handful of national publications that had a conservative bent with fairly small circulations, but not much else.  And certainly, as a lifestyle entity driving elections, there was no such thing as asking “Who is the conservative candidate?”  For the most part, national political candidates were all the same, just progressive to different degrees.  Conservatism existed, but, it was not a cohesive ideology by any means, not really traditional and therefore no sort of threat to the progressives of the day (until Barry Goldwater grew to be somewhat powerful).
Then, in 1953, Russell Kirk published The Conservative Mind inspiring William F. Buckley to found National Review.  At the same time, Barry Goldwater ran for senate.  The ball started to roll.  The giant started to wake.  [insert favorite euphemism for Rip Van Winklism here]  Conservatism suddenly had names and faces.  It wasn’t just an idea one read in the pages of little magazines few people read.  It wasn’t just on paper anymore.
But, that could not have happened without this little thing called capital, or in the simplest word: money.  CONTINUE READING 

1 comment:

Aleks@Pokertips said...

Greetings from Poland :-)