Tea Party

On The Phony Conservatives

In the conservative on-line journal, the Daily Caller, conservative writer and thinker John Feehery has a very good article  on contemporary American conservative politics called, "Are Tea Partiers really conservative?"  He weighs the deeds and words of various political actors, who call themselves conservatives, against solid conservative principles and find these actors lacking. He reminds the reader that, "Conservatism is built on the idea of original sin — on the assumption of human fallibility and uncertainty. To remedy our fallen condition, conservatives believe in civilization — in social structures, permanent institutions and just authorities, which embody the accumulated wisdom of the ages and structure individual longings... True conservatives value one thing over any thing else: societal stability...

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