Summary: putting recent events in a historical context. Many conservatives describe the health care bill in almost apocalyptic terms, a slippery slope on steroids (much as leftists do with climate change). Hat tip on the following quotations to Brad Delong. Mark Steyn, "Happy Dependence Day", National Review Online: "Longer wait times, fewer doctors, more bureaucracy, … Continue reading Does the health care bill mark an inflection point to American history?
Conservatives, or some of them, have begun to think about their time in power. Their role in American history. And their role in America's future. These are just the first small steps in the long road back to winning back the confidence of the American people. "Intellectuals", Thomas Sowell, National Review Online, 11 November 2008 -- "Ignorance … Continue reading Conservative reflections about America – starting to use their time in the wilderness to think
Perhaps Derbyshire has been reading the discussion in the comments on the FM series about reforming America. He nicely expresses what I have said about our dreams of saving the world. "The Election From Hell", John Derbyshire, National Review Online, 25 August 2008 -- Bold emphasis added. Excerpt: How quickly time passes! It has been … Continue reading A powerful perspective on the candidates for President of the US