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1/24/2012 12:20:54 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Given Ike's recent threads on Republicanism, I decided to give a little history lesson.

60 years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, Senator Robert Taft was known as Mr. Republican.[1] Taft "was the chief ideologue and spokesperson for the conservatism of the Republican Party of that era, and he was the acknowledged national leader of the GOP's conservative faction."[1]

Taft was an outspoken non-interventionist and an opponent of FDR's New Deal. He also strongly opposed conscription and worked to curb the power of unions.

So no, it is not true that "Conservatism has never been for small government."

1 http://en.wikipedia.org...
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1/24/2012 12:27:29 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/24/2012 12:20:54 AM, Reasoning wrote:
Given Ike's recent threads on Republicanism, I decided to give a little history lesson.

60 years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, Senator Robert Taft was known as Mr. Republican.[1] Taft "was the chief ideologue and spokesperson for the conservatism of the Republican Party of that era, and he was the acknowledged national leader of the GOP's conservative faction."[1]

Taft was an outspoken non-interventionist and an opponent of FDR's New Deal. He also strongly opposed conscription and worked to curb the power of unions.

So no, it is not true that "Conservatism has never been for small government."

1 http://en.wikipedia.org...

There are true conservatives around today as well. Many of the new represenatives are tea partiers and many voters think this way as well.

Conservatism just makes so much sense.
We think with our brains while liberals think with their hearts.
The wise have eyes in their heads, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realizethat the same fate overtakes them both.
Then I said to myself,
"The fate of the fool will overtake me also.
What then do I gain by being wise?"
I said to myself, "This too is meaningless."
For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered;
the days have already come when both have been forgotten.
Like the fool, the wise too must die!
- Ecclesiastes 2:14-16