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To: wbill

So one cannot be “critical thinking” and hardcore Republican?

I am a rock-ribbed conservative, BECAUSE I habitually engage in critical thinking.


45 posted on 03/16/2009 12:15:43 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: EyeGuy
So one cannot be “critical thinking” and hardcore Republican?

Sure, but there are just as many here on FR that are Hardcore Republicans first, then critical thinkers second.

IMHO, I'm a conservative precisely because I'm a critical thinker. Being able to objectively and dispassionately discuss ideas should be a foundation to conservatism. It's one thing that separates us from Democrats.

BTW, I don't think that conservatism = Republican so much anymore. In many ways, they're a close approximation and closer to conservatism than Democrats....but in many others, they're little more than Democrat-lite. BUT - that's a whole other thread, and something that we could kick back and forth all night. :-)

52 posted on 03/16/2009 2:10:25 PM PDT by wbill
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