Wednesday, June 08, 2005


A little more on the Neo-Conservatives, taken from an article by Michael Blumenthal in the Guardian (yes a liberal wacko but even they get parts of the truth right some time)

But now George Bush is building a leviathan beyond Nixon's imagining. The Bush
presidency is the highest stage of Nixonism...the CIA is being purged, the justice
department deploying its resources to break down the wall of separation between
church and state, the Environmental Protection Agency being ordered to suppress
scientific studies and the Pentagon subsuming intelligence and diplomacy,
leaving the US with blunt military force as its chief foreign policy.

Indeed, George Bush is no fool, he has cobbled together a system that Lincoln, Roosevelt or Nixon could only dream of.

And as for neo-conservatives and their view of principles:

With perfect Nixonian pitch, Cheney remarked in 1976: "Principle is OK up to a certain point, but principle doesn't do any good if you lose." During the Iran-contra scandal Cheney, a republican leader in the House of Representatives, argued that the congressional report denouncing "secrecy, deception and disdain for the law" was an encroachment on executive authority.

No Cheney, secrecy is ok; some things must be kept from public consumption. However, we have an executive and legislative branch. The abandonment of the law and secret cabals within the government are not ok. The founders put checks and balances in place for the very purpose of preventing a few men from dragging the entire nation into difficulty. To this Southern man principles ARE important, much more important than winning short-term gains. The neo-conservatives fail to understand this and that is their major flaw.

Then of course there is this from Howard Dean --

Republicans are a pretty monolithic party. They all behave the same. They all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party.

Go hear the audio over at The Nashville Truth.

I almost completely ignore the liberals in my rants nowadays; us paleoconservatives and the neo-conservatives can generally agree the democrats and professed liberals are just wrong. The difference is that to the paleoconservative the liberal position is so far off the scale it is not worthy of debate. It is literally impossible to seriously consider their point of view.

The one thing the liberals do that is ever so damaging to the cause of true conservatives is the very thing Dean has done. By attacking Christianity and implying that the Republican Party is a legitimate home of conscious voting Christians the liberals only serve to legitimize the neo-conic viewpoint. Many Christians feel threatened by such remarks and seek a home of like minded folks, which they naturally come to believe they will find in the Republican Party.
Even when the neo-con and liberal fight they support each other!!

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