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Re: "A conservative is a Lberal who has been mugged." (Somebody) -- Russ Walden Post Reply Top of thread Forum

Posted by: LateForLunch

07/01/2023, 16:23:03

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As part of my research into the quote, I discovered a clever if questionably-true doppleganger: "A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested".

That is nonsense because a genuine conservative would not commonly be arrested in a normal environment and since most conservatives I have known were too respectful of law to casually break it. The rejoinder quote ignores context - in a fascist, Statist society, a conservative is as were the Founders, people who are not afraid of being arrested if they believe the Statists are the ones acting unlawfully!!

QED, the War for Independence from Imperial Britain. A lot of patriots got arrested and did not change their philosophical stance in opposition to tyranny.






Modified by LateForLunch at Sat, Jul 01, 2023, 17:16:53


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