Friday, November 09, 2012

We're no angels--but not devils either

‎"Conservatism is realism, about human nature and government's competence." --George F. Will 

That may have been true once. Modern conservatism--of the brand that was "shellshocked" by Tuesday's results--is fanciful idealism and perfectionism unconnected to the scruffy reality of human society. “If men were angels, no government would be necessary." People are neither angels nor devils; that's why they *need* government, and why they are able to frame a government they can live under.

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