Sunday, March 27, 2005

The Decline of the Liberal Faith

The American Spectator By Tom Bethell Empahsis Mongo's

Like Communism, liberalism was put into practice. Better for the idealists if it had remained a dream. But as anyone who has lived within a mile of a government-housing project will know, real-life liberalism is a menacing thing -- anti-utopia. Neighborhoods menaced by young men without fathers, their mothers financed by the state, should by now have disillusioned even the most progressive minded. So should inner-city state schools, where parents play little or no role, and perhaps don't even know where the school is.
Once again, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Liberalism is based upon the premise that people are inherently good, conservatism is based upon the reality of human motivations ... fear and greed.


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