From: Jeff Bone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Dec 05 2000 - 22:02:20 PST
"Roy T. Fielding" wrote:
> > > Great scholarship, and I'm sure that's what conservatism was. However, I'm
> > > not convinced that's what conservatism means today.
> > Agreed --- further, I'm convinced that's NOT what conservativism means today.
> > You've got to define conservativism relative to some particular personal
> > point-of-view, relative to some particular set of issues. I wonder what
> > self-identified conservatives would say conservativism means, and how much
> > agreement there would be about it even among those polled... does thinking
> > that way make me a "liberal?"
> Heh... that is the same argument commonly used against the notion
> of "objective truth". I guess you are a liberal and, by inference,
> a commie as well. ;-)
> People usually get upset when I tell them I'm a fiscal conservative
> who believes in government activism.
Yeah, that would upset me. ;-) I'm a fiscal conservative who believes in
government passivism. ;-)
> Maybe I should run for President? fielding2004.org is still available.
Go for it --- having more choices is good. :-)
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