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What?????? Did you really say that?

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Submitted by The pragmatic conservatarian (United States), Nov 18, 2018 at 15:30

Your article states: "Liberals are those who believe in each person's unlimited capacity on his own to figure things out rationally, the heirs of Tony Blair and Barack Obama."

You misunderstand your opponent. There is nothing rational about the postmodern revolution we are witnessing. Liberal leaders are morally corrupt intellectuals who are are assigning wacky ideas to a gullible public who unthinkingly parrot them back. Liberals believe in the unlimited capacity for human beings to be dependent on government and other institutions. Liberals believe in the unlimited capacity of individuals to be manipulated by immature idealism (an oxymoron if there ever was one!). Liberals believe in the endless adjustments to our constitution and established systems until we no longer have anything that even remotely looks like a meritocracy, let alone a country. Liberals have taken over the universities to indoctrinate young adults by suppressing free thought and free speech through incredibly devious means. Our team needs to up their game!

The right (including the Trump populists) have a unifying basic belief in the inherent creative genius of the American people to achieve a good honest life when not endlessly interfered with by bloated government influenced by special interests. In my opinion thought leaders like you mess up when you criticize the left without sufficiently promoting the great unassailable ideas and values of the Right. for example: The presumption of innocence, rule of law, First and Second Ammendment, belief in the ability of individuals to make a life for themselves without being dependent, Capitalism, faith in God and the individual, the evils of Crony Capitalism and Socialism.

Conservatives insist too much on purity of ideology and character to be practical; this is why Trump is having such a hard time pushing his largely conservative agenda. Its also why the house is now dominated by the Democrats. Dr. Pipes, I hope next election you can "stoop" to supporting our president who you erroneously labeled as a potential future Fascist.

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1Conservatives lose because they go too far right [847 words]PrashantJan 11, 2019 22:10247094
Demo [34 words]AlbertE.Jan 6, 2019 18:21247004
Then why are Tony Blair and (especially) Barack Obama sociopathic statist control freaks?! [39 words]
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Dan SchwartzDec 31, 2018 19:56246917
Why Conservatives Lose [169 words]Jim AustinNov 26, 2018 03:37246251
The real fruit of the "Age of Enlightenment" [218 words]Michael SNov 30, 2018 14:09246251
Imperialism, Slavery and "Enlightenment" [494 words]Michael SNov 30, 2018 22:18246251
Why Conservatives Lose [365 words]Jim AustinDec 1, 2018 00:18246251
The hidden trap of "reason" [341 words]Michael SDec 3, 2018 17:27246251
What?????? Did you really say that? [327 words]The pragmatic conservatarianNov 18, 2018 15:30246090
At least four genders [104 words]SteinNov 15, 2018 12:50246007
"Queers", "Eunuchs", etc. [322 words]Michael SDec 5, 2018 10:14246007
Standardization versus Innovation [216 words]SteinNov 2, 2018 12:35245770
Republicans not Conservatives Control [96 words]Tom DundeeOct 25, 2018 14:11245696
So why deliver our children 'over to liberals to be inculcated' [26 words]ebOct 21, 2018 09:06245609
Conservatives will die [174 words]Sohel BahjatOct 21, 2018 01:39245608
Slavery, Racism, Sexism, Communism, Nationalism [779 words]
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RobertOct 18, 2018 23:25245563
No Comparison Between American True Conservatism and Hungary's Neo-conservatism [272 words]M ToveyOct 18, 2018 14:10245543
Liberals? Conservatives? What about socialists and 'progressives'? [311 words]Daniel BamfordOct 18, 2018 12:57245542
Conservatism of today was the liberalism of the past [100 words]
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Amir SaniOct 18, 2018 10:13245539
Our dear Amir needs to read with care! [238 words]dhimmi no moreOct 19, 2018 06:11245539
Response to Dhimmi no more [192 words]Amir SaniOct 21, 2018 22:56245539
Our dear Amir needs to read with care! Part 2 [374 words]dhimmi no moreOct 22, 2018 14:56245539
Our dear Amir needs to read with care! Part 3 [117 words]dhimmi no moreOct 22, 2018 15:13245539
So depressing. [11 words]Mark AlexanderOct 18, 2018 02:07245529
Conservatism vs. Liberalism [30 words]Shafi RefaiOct 18, 2018 01:11245527
Our dear Shafi Refai needs to watch Jordan Peterson! [111 words]dhimmi no moreOct 19, 2018 06:27245527

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