Skip to comments.It Wasn't Perfect, But There Was a Time When Conservatism Seemed Possible
Posted on 04/26/2012 5:57:17 PM PDT by rightjb
There Was A Time When Conservatism Seemed Possible...Oh well, I'ts Just the Way Things Are Now. | @PolitiJim's Rants | http://bit.ly/IkhHoG
It wasnt perfect, but there was a time when we actually punished children for lying. Now they see absolutely no consequences when celebrities, or even elected officials do it. Even when the chief law enforcer of the nation has clearly lied, even Republicans sit quiet after calls for his resignation grow old. Its just the way things are now.
It wasnt perfect, but there was a time when that punishment would be painful, if not a good ass whipping for kid or a meaningless rebuke from your peers. But a Governor of Massachusetts can overtly lie about the MOST consequential aspects of his governance, and personal beliefs and the party that is SUPPOSED to stand for traditional values lets him continue to represent their party without opposition. Its just the way things are now.
It wasnt perfect, but there was a time when we didnt just exalt those who took righteous stands that were unpopular, but we expected everyone to similarly risk their own comfort to do what was right. Traditional values people still turn into Bill OReilly, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin although all of them have given up on fighting the most insidious corruption within the political party they claim to belong to. Because its too late or because no one else will take a stand. Its just the way things are now.
Continued - http://www.politijim.com/2012/04/its-just-way-things-are-now.html
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To say it’s too late is to give up on America. I will NEVER give up on America.
Its a goal and a good one.
But even Reagan had many short comings we have brushed over in an attempt to canonize him.
He was great, but not electable today based on his history and the ease with which data is accessible today.
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