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  •  Hubert Humphrey gave a speech in 1964 (1+ / 0-)
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    david78209

    when he was running for vice president with LBJ.  Humphrey said there have been times liberals were right, and times conservatives were right.  Liberals were right when we declared independence from Britain, the conservatives were happy remaining British.  But conservatives were right when they wrote the Constitution, liberals being happy with the Articles of Confederation.  At least that's how I remember Senator Humphrey's speech so long ago.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:16:22 PM PST

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    •  In my calmer moments I value honest conservatives (2+ / 0-)
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      ichibon, david78209

      I sometimes think of social progress as a car going down the highway of history and try to see conservatives as the braking system that keeps us from sliding off of the road when driving conditions prevent full speed ahead. That's my best case scenario for them usually, lol.

      I also share some of the inherent distrust for concentrated unchecked power that conservatives tend to have. As to your memory of what HHH said, it is ironic that todays conservatiives would in mnay ways be happier with the Articles of Confederation - except when they want a strong Commander in Chief to lead us into war.

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