Today I am Going to Fly

Some men are born posthumously. ~Nietzsche

Posted by penuruloki on June 15, 2009

“The danger liberalism poses to the American experiment comes from its disposition to deplete rather than replenish the capital required for self-government.

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Conservatives have no guarantees that they will be able to save the American experiment from those who cavalierly dissipate the capital required to sustain it. They can only struggle to prudently reconcile the experiment’s deepest needs with the exigencies posed by today’s circumstances and threats. If that reconciliation ultimately requires nothing short of morally disgusting compromises that give up basic principles, the conservative will, instead, cheerfully commit to doing his duty for the duration, fully expecting to die on the losing side.”

~William Voegeli

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