Saturday, November 06, 2004

Barry Goldstein, over at Eugene Volokh's blog, reminds us of the difference between true conservatives and what passes for one nowadays:

I still remember back around 1981, when Goldwater was told that Jerry
Falwell said that "all good Christians" should oppose some vote or other of
Goldwater's. Goldwater responded along the lines of "I think all good Christians
ought to kick Jerry Falwell in the ass." We could use more of such sentiment
these days. Unfortunately, many Christian "conservatives" only support limited
government when they are out of power, as is amply indicated by this
William Bennett column calling for federal legislation to "promote a more decent

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