Carol Platt Liebau: Redefine Conservatism?

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Redefine Conservatism?

There's a move afoot to "redefine" conservatism. I couldn't agree more with Rush Limbaugh's take on the whole matter -- I think not. Not every candidate can be Ronald Reagan; that's something we simply need to accept. But his legacy (and the essence of conservatism) shouldn't be defined away for a short-term political agenda.

What is a conservative? It's right at the top of this blog: Someone who believes in American political and religious liberty, free enterprise, limited government, military strength and traditional values. Simple as that.


Blogger wile e coyote said...

Reagan wanted tax relief -- and went along with a large tax increase to help close the deficit,

Reagan wanted to shrink the bureaucracy -- and agreed to creation of a new federal Department

Reagan wanted fiscal restraint -- and participated in creation of the largest budget deficits to that time.

Reagan did these things -- and was still hailed as a conservative because his principles were not in doubt. He was therefore able to compromise with a Democratic House to get much of his agenda through.

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