Friday, December 11, 2009

Political conservative vs. liberal

If I can be characterized as a political conservative, which I suppose I can, the reason is well expressed in this quote by Andrew Klavan in an interview with Frontpage Interviews: "no system will make us good or fair but that there are systems that can keep us free so that we can choose whether or not to be good or fair." I would add that an important component of the system that helps us stay free is a prevention of vicious activity that does serious damage to the well being of others. Also, it should have in place a social safety net to help those that are in a perilous situation that they themselves cannot get out of (even if they are, to some extent, the cause of their situation).

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