Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Conservative Argument

My comment was posted over at the Evangelical Outpost, and I thought it worth repeating here:

Today all the candidates are channeling Ronald Reagan and trying to be more Reagan than Reagan. They would do well to remember some of the things Reagan said, like: "You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream -- the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order -- or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism."

The biggest danger to our system of government comes when people no longer believe in it and don't feel it represents them. People don't care about labels; they care about candidates that seem to have an understanding of their problems and seek to help them find solutions. That is Mike Huckabee's greatest asset. He is interested in a civil discourse that seeks to identify and find solutions for the problems that beset us.

At a time when confidence in government is lower than I can ever remember (and that's a long time), maybe it is past time for someone like Mike.

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