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To: TPartyType
I agree with you about Horowitz. But I wonder about your characterization of the proper role for conservatives. Weren't the founding fathers - of all political persuasions - active proselytizers, propagandists, and street-fighters?
45 posted on 10/27/2003 8:01:27 PM PST by liberallarry
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To: liberallarry
Regarding your 45:

I don't think so. Paine was for sure. But Washington was the epitome of decorum. Franklin enforced strict rules of civil discourse in his paper. Madison, Hamilton and Jay aimed at an enlightened, civil audience in the Federalist Papers. I think they were more into reasoned discourse than street fighting. Probably as many exceptions to my rule as those I've enumerated . . . I'm no authority.

FRegards.
56 posted on 10/28/2003 10:11:00 PM PST by TPartyType
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