JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2009/11/well-im-honored-i-guess.html (14 comments)

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jsid-1259166035-616772  Phelps at Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:20:35 +0000

I like to think that us small ells are changing the definition of "conservative".

jsid-1259172558-616779  Stephen R at Wed, 25 Nov 2009 18:09:18 +0000

Kevin -- More conservative, maybe; but "better"? Not many.

Phelps -- "Conservative" is what it been for a while. The "small ells" are redefining "Republican". ;-)

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jsid-1259174227-616781  Britt at Wed, 25 Nov 2009 18:37:07 +0000

If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals–if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.

Now, I can’t say that I will agree with all the things that the present group who call themselves Libertarians in the sense of a party say, because I think that like in any political movement there are shades, and there are libertarians who are almost over at the point of wanting no government at all or anarchy. I believe there are legitimate government functions. There is a legitimate need in an orderly society for some government to maintain freedom or we will have tyranny by individuals. The strongest man on the block will run the neighborhood. We have government to insure that we don’t each one of us have to carry a club to defend ourselves. But again, I stand on my statement that I think that libertarianism and conservatism are traveling the same path. -Ronald Reagan.

jsid-1259184576-616790  mike w. at Wed, 25 Nov 2009 21:29:36 +0000

Funny how us small "l" libertarians are always getting labeled as Conservatives

jsid-1259186269-616792  LabRat at Wed, 25 Nov 2009 21:57:49 +0000

Oh, dear god Britt, you might as well have just said "Candlejack".

jsid-1259192215-616810  Lyle at Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:36:55 +0000

Small ells are as conservative as conservative gets, so there's no such thing as being "more conservative". So say I.

jsid-1259194958-616816  Britt at Thu, 26 Nov 2009 00:22:38 +0000

Oh, dear god Britt, you might as well have just said "Candlejack".
LabRat | Email | Homepage | 11.25.09 - 2:02 pm | #

Wait what? Candlejack? What would I happen if I-

jsid-1259199729-616823  geekWithA.45 at Thu, 26 Nov 2009 01:42:09 +0000

>>Funny how us small "l" libertarians are always getting labeled as Conservatives

Roger that. Happens to me all the time.

jsid-1259207397-616834  Kresh at Thu, 26 Nov 2009 03:49:57 +0000

Perhaps Conservatism is like quantum physics; it is defined by the observer.

Ok, THAT'S gonna get me bitch-slapped around this place.

Well, it was either equating quantum physics (mechanics) or pornography with conservatism. Thus, Quantum Physics = Pornography.

*bracing for impact with a shit-eating grin*

jsid-1259208584-616837  juris_imprudent at Thu, 26 Nov 2009 04:09:44 +0000

Kevin, here is something you might want to expand on. Sign of the times maybe?

Damn Randy Barnett - sets that up with the Python reference and then closes comments. Urgh!

jsid-1259212345-616838  Kevin Baker at Thu, 26 Nov 2009 05:12:25 +0000

Yeah, Unix-Jedi emailed me that. So the Joyce Foundation shelled out $575k to buy a tame history professor. Bad investment, and they let him go.

jsid-1259424258-616903  BobG at Sat, 28 Nov 2009 16:04:18 +0000

These days anyone even slightly to the right of Marx is called conservative.

jsid-1259427423-616904  Kevin Baker at Sat, 28 Nov 2009 16:57:03 +0000

Which is why Markadelphia keeps insisting hat there are no Liberals in this country.

jsid-1259452746-616909  mike w. at Sat, 28 Nov 2009 23:59:06 +0000

I find that many liberals see no difference whatsoever between Conservatives and Libertarians. We are all evil in their eyes.

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