Skip to comments.Conservative Revolutionaries
Posted on 07/14/2003 12:46:46 PM PDT by AZ Righty
The words "conservative revolutionaries" are not a contradiction in terms.
I found that out during the question-and-answer period after a recent speech of mine. A member of the audience asked, "What can we do about the problems you spoke about?" Before I could respond, another audience member exclaimed, "The only answer is a revolution!" The audience cheered and clapped.
Was this an audience of purple-haired, nose-ringed, anti-capitalist haters of America? Hardly. It was an audience of successful, highly intelligent scientists and physicians. They were well-versed in not only science and medicine but also in economics, history and the founding principles of our constitutional republic. An outsider would pigeonhole them as conservative Republicans, but there was nothing conservative about their anger at the United States government and at politicians of both parties.
They are not from the Religious Right and desirous of the government telling people what they can do in their personal lives. They simply want the United States to live up to its creed of individual rights, including the right to keep the fruits of one's labor. They agree with liberals about civil liberties and with conservatives about property rights and voluntary exchange (free markets).
Their issue is socialism. They correctly understand that the government now controls about half of the economy and that a majority of Americans now get more back in government services and entitlements than they pay in taxes. Stated differently, the nation has passed the tax tipping point, which is the point where there is nothing to stop the majority from stealing from the minority -- nothing but a revolution.
Unlike Democrats and an increasing number of Republicans, they understand that socialism and its kissing cousin of progressive taxation are synonymous with force. Without the threat of force, the government cannot take one person's income and give it to someone else.
(Excerpt) Read more at phxnews.com ...
|The former President disembarks from his airplane after a trip back to Arkansas. Although the hoopla is less now that he is out of office, Clinton still occasionally finds himself greeted by military personnel. This is one such occasion.
He climbs down the stairs, carrying two huge pigs, one under each arm. He gets to the bottom, and nods his head in return to the soldier's salute. "Son, what do you think about these?" he says. "Nice pigs, SIR!" comes the reply. Clinton gets mildly miffed and lectures, "I'll have you know these aren't just pigs but the finest of Arkansas Razorbacks. Top notch. I got one for Hillary, and one for Chelsea. What do you think about that?"
"Nice trade, SIR!
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