All posts tagged: constitution

Fwd >> The Parable of the Referee

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The principle of small government explained in an illustrative nutshell. It’s well worth the 5 minutes. (Originally posted on April 6, 2010 by DOCTOR ZERO at HotAir.com) I often hear people on the Left accuse the defenders of capitalism of wanting completely unregulated markets, in which helpless citizens will be stripped of all legal protection, and placed at the mercy of rapacious bankers and businessmen. This is a straw man of such towering size that Nicholas […]

The Mount Vernon Statement

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Along with several other statements and platforms being developed/released this year by right-leaning groups, The Mount Vernon Statement has been released today, outlining the principles of “Constitutional Conservatism”. Here’s the link. This statement is the best I’ve seen in terms of defining exactly what conservatism means in 2010 America. It isn’t a platform. The mistake that has been made by critics such as David Frum, or “Allahpundit” over at HotAir is assuming this is some […]

Forward >> “What Democracy is Not”

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Just read an excellent post from “Doctor Zero” at HotAir.com. Definitely worth spending a few minutes on, but I do have a couple of points to critique: First, the current congress is not the first in the world to treat the constitution like toilet paper, and the Democrats certainly aren’t the only ones to blame. Second, the make up of our leaders reflects the attitudes of the public. Congress will change not by kicking out […]