Thursday, December 06, 2007

Conservatism defined

Fred Thompson was asked by PBS's Charlie Rose what "conservative" means today. Thompson's reply was right on the money:

"It means things that are consistent with God's design for man. It's consistent with human nature. It's consistent with the lessons of history and the lessons of the ages. They found form in the Constitution, I think, and what our Founding Fathers believed. They understand that man can do great and wonderful things, but man is prone to err and times do terrible things, that too much power in too few hands is a dangerous thing. That power is a corrupting thing."

HT: Rush Limbaugh

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