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    Re: Conservative, Liberal, Progressive, Libertarian - why do you label yourself one of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    Excuse me, pardon me.
    "Conservatism however, does not normally evaluate new ideas as much as it generally tends to defend traditional ones."

    That better?
    Closer, but still not quote right, really. As I pointed out earlier, there are far more bad ideas than there are good ideas, and shooting down bad ideas is not a defense of the tradition as much as it is a comment on the the new idea. Does that make sense?

    As sort of an example of the idea: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” is both Conservative, and not really defending the status quo. Does that make it more clear?
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    Re: Conservative, Liberal, Progressive, Libertarian - why do you label yourself one of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Closer, but still not quote right, really. As I pointed out earlier, there are far more bad ideas than there are good ideas, and shooting down bad ideas is not a defense of the tradition as much as it is a comment on the the new idea. Does that make sense?

    As sort of an example of the idea: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” is both Conservative, and not really defending the status quo. Does that make it more clear?
    Well, democracy IS INDEED the very worst form of government except for all the others, which is why democracies never function as a pure construct, but are instead always buffered by some form of republic, sometimes even a constitutional one.
    Democracy is like oxygen. No mammal can survive in an atmosphere of pure oxygen, so that "air" must exist as a compound of inert gases with oxygen as a 21% ingredient.

    As goes the air we breathe, so goes democracy in our constitutional republic.
    I applaud the conservative notion of "shooting down bad ideas", even when conservatives get too dogmatic in doing so.
    It's important, and it's necessary.
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