Conservatism

Loving the Poor and Compassionate Conservatism

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One of the biggest con jobs in American political history has been that which the Democratic Party has perpetrated on the American people. To justify the existence of the socialistic welfare state, along with the $1.7 trillion in taxation needed to fund it, Democrats proclaim, "We love the poor, the ... [click for more]

The Failure of the Republican Revolution

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In a 1996 presidential debate, Republican nominee Bob Dole declared, "The president wants to increase spending 20 percent over the next six years. I want to increase spending 14 percent. That's how simple it is.... We're talking about six points over six years." This was the pathetic choice the Republicans ... [click for more]

What Republican Revolution?

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The dictionary defines "revolution" as a complete change in something. Thus, when Republicans called the 1994 election results a Republican revolution, everyone naturally assumed that there was going to be a complete change in the nature of government in America. In the euphoria of the '94 election results, Republicans said ... [click for more]

The Conservative Commitment to Educational Socialism

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It would be difficult to find a better model of socialistic central planning than public (government) schooling. Public schooling entails a central board of elected or appointed government planners, either at a national, state, or local level. Attendance is mandated by compulsory-attendance laws. Government-approved schoolteachers, using government-approved textbooks, ... [click for more]

Treating Us Like Children

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It's getting harder and harder to imagine a Republican keeping a straight face while proclaiming the GOP to be the party of limited government and personal liberty. The latest reason? The Republican-controlled Senate recently voted 90-10 to outlaw gambling over the Internet. The prohibition, tagged onto an appropriations bill, would impose a penalty of three ... [click for more]

Some Republican Revolution

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With revolutionaries like these, who needs counter-revolutionaries? Now that President Clinton has signed all the 1998 spending bills, we have a clear picture just how vigilant the Republican Party, which controls the U.S. Congress, is about cutting back on the scope and power of government. It is not a ... [click for more]

The Republican Tax Fraud

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The Republican Party holds itself out as the anti-tax party. If nothing else, the GOP believes that calling for tax cuts is the sure path to electoral success. But as W. S. Gilbert wrote, things are seldom what they seem. The Republican record on taxes is nothing to ... [click for more]

Four Cheers for Capitalism

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Is capitalism morally wanting? A lot of people think so--and not just the Clintons. Conservatives, of both the neo and paleo variety, seem uncomfortable with what they call "unbridled" capitalism. Recently William Bennett, the former drug and education czar, launched an attack on it in announcing a new project. ... [click for more]
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