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August 8, 2008

Quote Of The Day – National Greatness Conservatism

by Brad Warbiany

From NYT:

“We are fast becoming a nation of alienating individualists, unwilling to put the unifying values of patriotism ahead of our narrow self-interests,” Mr. McCain warned in a speech during his 2000 presidential campaign. He added that “cynicism threatens to become a ceiling on our greatness.”

The only people “alienated” by my individualism, as far as I can tell, are nanny-state bureaucrats. I suspect I’d alienate John McCain to a great degree. But hey, when people spend their time telling me what to do for the common good, I don’t mind being a thorn in their unifying greatness.

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3 Comments

  1. [...] The Liberty Papers   [...]

    Pingback by Below The Beltway » Blog Archive » Another Reason I Won’t Vote For John McCain — August 9, 2008 @ 7:57 am
  2. Ah, museum-quality collectivism. When it’s not God, it’s patriotism. In either case, we’re admonished to sacrifice our own (presumably inferior) assessment of our long term interests to a holy spokesman who will tell us what God or patriotism requires.

    I have enough snake oil, thanks.

    Comment by Akston — August 10, 2008 @ 1:06 am
  3. Technically Mccain is being blasphemous, but you won’t hear any ministers correcting him.

    Comment by Matthew Lee — August 10, 2008 @ 8:06 pm

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