"The superior man is catholic and no partizan. The mean man is a partizan and not catholic." (君子周而不比、小人比而不周。) ─ Confucius, The Analects, 2.XIV, translation by James Legge.
Labels: America the Beautiful, Paleoconservatism, Paleolibertarianism, Ron Paul for President
posted by Iosue Andreas Sartorius at 8:21 PM (Permalink)
At each answer Ron gave, the crowd cheered, and you could see the look on the media-people's faces that they weren't liking any of this.
Yes, because nothing says "serious political candidate" like somebody arguing for the legalization of heroin.A telling moment, that, where Paul displayed the fundamental ideological orientation that makes the libertarian mindset incompatible with conservatism and liberty itself: the refusal to acknowledge that virtue needs to be reinforced not only by social norms, but also by the force of law in critical areas related to law and order. Paul is an example of what Russell Kirk called a "chirping sectary."
He's not saying that states and localities should not criminalize heroin, just that the Federal Government should not be involved in what is essentially a local matter.Full disclosure: My father worked for decades as a federal law enforcement officer (Postal Inspection Service), and eventually resigned because he became disgusted when his job description switched from investigating mail fraud to busting dumb pot heads sending dope to each other.We can thank fake conservative Ronald Reagan and his intolerable chirping wife for the very un-conservative War on Drugs.
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