Revolutionaries themselves are the last people to realize when, through force of time and circumstance, they have gradually become conservatives. It is scarcely to be wondered at if the public is very nearly as slow in the uptake.
Conservatives have a problem with women. For that matter, all men do.ann coulter
British Conservatives base their entire approach to politics on the rule of law, and rightly so.William Randolph Hearst
I am persuaded now that I have a better prospect than MrsThatcher of leading the Conservatives to a fourth electoral victoryand preventing the ultimate calamity of a Labour government.Heseltine, Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine, Baron
The Conservatives, as being by the law of theirexistence the stupidest party.john stuart mill
Conservatives have nothing against incumbency when it is their people who are filling the slots.michael parenti
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.
Smethwick Conservatives can have the satisfaction of having topped the poll, of having sent a Member who, until another election returns him to oblivion, will serve his time here as a Parliamentary leper.harold wilson
The beasts (Conservatives) had committed suicide to save themselves from slaughter.
Conservatives question government programs. War is a government program. If they hope to retain a modicum of philosophical integrity, Conservatives will have to include a critique of the state's warfare machine in their case against its welfare apparatus.
Conservatives or better, pro- corporate apologists hijacked the vocabulary of Jeffersonian liberalism and turned words like " progress ," " opportunity ," and " individualism " into tools for making the plunder of America sound like divine right … This "degenerate and unlovely age," as one historian calls it, exists in the mind of Karl Rove the reputed brain of George W. Bush as the seminal age of inspiration for politics and governance of America today.
It is a commonplace observation that liberals believe in the perfectibility of man while Conservatives believe in the endurance of original sin. Superficially, that would suggest that Conservatives take a more understanding and indulgent view of individual lapses, while liberals take a more harshly judgmental one. In fact, we know, quite the opposite is the case.William A. Henry III
There's a whole industry of Conservatives saying, "Ah, it's those damn liberals," and a whole group of liberals saying, "It's all those damn Conservatives"... If you tailor your news viewing, as some people are now doing, so that you only get one point of view, well of course you're going to think somebody else has got a different point of view, and it may be wrong.peter jennings
"How much more forcefully can I say it? The time has come, and it is long overdue, when Christians and Conservatives and all men and women who believe in the birthright of freedom must rise up and reclaim America for Jesus Christ."james kennedy
I don't care, whatever political considerations I have are absolutely irrelevant to the decisions I make having to do with people's civil liberties and something as weighty as Americans risking their lives overseas. The day that I start think politically about those things is the day I should leave politics. --(In response to the claim that his stands on civil liberties may hurt his chances with moderate Democrats and Conservatives.russ feingold
The issue is not that morals be applied to public policy, it's that Conservatives bring public policy to spheres of our lives where it should not enter.barney frank
They, the Conservatives, are the real outsides, they tell us, gazing with disgust upon the ludicrous manners of the high and mighty. Or, they tell us, they are rough-and-ready proles, laughing along with us at the efforts of our social "betters" to reform and improve us. That they are often, in fact, people of privilege doing their utmost to boost the fortunes of a political party that is the traditional tool of the privileged is a contradiction that does not trouble them.thomas frank
For liberals, the observation that 'the peasants are revolting' is a pun. For Conservatives, it is cause for uncharacteristic optimism. No matter how far the ideological pendulum swings in the short term, in the end the bedrock common sense of the American people will prevail.charles krauthammer
Some Conservatives have expressed outrage that the views of professors are at odds with the views of students, as if ideas were entitled to be represented in proportion to their popularity and students were entitled to professors who share their political or social values. One of the more important functions of college that it exposes young people to ideas and arguments they have not encountered at home is redefined as a problem.ellen willis
The real division is not between Conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.george orwell
A free press is one where it's okay to state the conclusion you're led to by the evidence . One reason I'm in hot water is because my colleagues and I at NOW didn't play by the conventional rules of Beltway journalism . Those rules divide the world into Democrats & Republicans , liberals & Conservatives , and allow journalists to pretend they have done their job if instead of reporting the truth behind the news , they merely give each side an opportunity to spin the news.
We should never define Libertarian positions in terms coined by liberals or Conservatives nor as some variant of their positions. We are not fiscally conservative and socially liberal. We are Libertarians, who believe in individual liberty and personal responsibility on all issues at all times.
For libertarians, freedom entails the right of people to live their lives any way they choose, so long as their conduct is peaceful. For Conservatives, freedom entails the right of government to do just about anything it wants, even if its conduct is violent.
The real division is not between Conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.
Indeed, Miss Manners has come to believe that the basic political division in this country is not between liberals and Conservatives but between those who believe that they should have a say in the love lives of strangers and those who do not.
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