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"I will not cede more power to the state.
I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO.
I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit.
I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not?
It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and liberals at bay. And the nation free.
~William F. Buckley Jr.
Up from Liberalism (1959)