Friday, January 15, 2010

An illuminating comment

I enjoyed this comment by Jim May over on a Noodlefood thread. He succinctly points out that liberty was a discovery of the (pro-reason, anti-faith) Enlightenment and that those on the right who pragmatically co-opted it, did so as a tactical move, not for any fundamental reason. Indeed it clashes with their fundamental principles which is why conservatives have rarely ever defended liberty in practice (see the Bush presidencies for countless examples of implementing statist policies).

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