My hat is off to you, My Identity, for an excellent argument. Stryker
Thank you for your thoughtful reply and kind words.
I will need to respond with a few comments on your reply a bit later.
But for now...
To: My Identity
BTW, I forgot to mention that a strict constitutionalist would be a liberal. See John Locke's writings. Compare Thomas Hobbes and Jean Jacques Rousseau. These are the philosophical writings upon which the American Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights were founded, and they stand in stark contradiction to the writings of Edmund Burke. Burke was therefore labelled conservative and Locke, liberal. Hence, what we today call a conservative is actually an historical liberal, and is considered such in political philosophy.
posted on 06/24/2002 8:17:30 PM PDT
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