December 26, 2006

Explanations of Conservatism

Posted in Conservatism at 10:56 am by Paul Smith Jr

I came across these two quotes this weekend and thought they provided a good summary of conservatism, first in theory and then in practice.

Theory: “The essence of this body of ideas is the protection of the social order—family, neighborhood, local community, and region foremost—from the ravishments of the centralized political state.” – Robert Nisbet

Action: “Never go out to meet trouble. If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it before it reaches you.” – Calvin Coolidge

 Crossposted at Gazizza

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1 Comment »

  1. Bob Leonard said,

    Join us in philly april 18 @ Independence hall.

    To help spread the word. We need to be seen and heard. It is definitely time.
    When:

    April 18th, 2009 12 noon – 2pm

    Where:

    Philadelphia, PA – Independence Mall
    Meet at Chestnut and 5th Street at noon;
    Rally to be held on Chestnut between 5th and 6th Streets, right across the street from Independence Hall.

    Why: To fight wasteful spending so that future generations will not be burdened with immense debt and to fight the unprecedented and unconstitutional encroachment of government on our God-given freedoms


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