Skip to comments.Letís All Go Rogue Ė Palin & Gandhi Style
Posted on 12/17/2012 7:28:35 AM PST by RobaWho
At its most basic level conservatism is a respect for history and tradition, including traditional moral principles. I do not believe that I am more moral, certainly no better, than anyone else, and conservatives who act holier than thou turn my stomach. So do some elite liberals. But I do believe in a few timeless and unchanging truths, among those is that man is fallen. This world is not perfect, and politicians will never make it so. This, above all, is what informs my pragmatic approach to politics.
We dont trust utopian promises from politicians. The role of government is not to perfect us, but to protect usto protect our inalienable rights. The role of government in a civil society is to protect the individual and to establish a social contract so that we can live together in peace.
Governor Sarah Palin
Going Rogue page 385-386 (emphasis added)
Gandhi advocated training in arms to defend liberty
Gandhi also advocated justified violence over the cowardice of submission. Again, this is in his own words:
Hence also do I advocate training in arms for those who believe in the method of violence. I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honor than that she should in a cowardly manner become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonor. - M.K. Gandhi, The Doctrine of the Sword.
Gandhi also explains that someone who cannot use violence to defend themselves or their family is a helpless coward and a worm.
In his own words from the text Between Cowardice And Violence
He who cannot protect himself or his nearest and dearest or their honour by non-violently facing death may and ought to do so by violently dealing with the oppressor. He who can do neither of the two is a burden. He has no business to be the head of a family. He must either hide himself, or must rest content to live for ever in helplessness and be prepared to crawl like a worm at the bidding of a bully
[When violence] is offered in self-defence or for the defence of the defenceless, it is an act of bravery far better than cowardly submission.
I rest comfortably with my fellow conservatives in the knowledge that mental midgets like Barack Obama, MSNBC hosts and progressive radicals underwritten by George Soros and taught by fools like Bill Ayers are on the opposite side of biblical truths, our Founding Fathers, Gandhi & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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