The roots of modern Conservatism lie in the journey of Friedrich Hayek from his home in a Soviet-occupied, socialist Europe to America, where he helped mid-wife the rebirth of conservatism on this side of the Atlantic.
He, and his mentor, von Mises, preached the sermon of Free Markets to a receptive audience that had suffered so long at the hand of the Socialism of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Now, the Libertarians seem intent on destroying the true conservatism they helped in the 1940s and 1950s. The Conservatism that recognizes right off the bat that
…if no supreme ruler exists, wise to form, and potent to enforce, the moral law, there is no sanction to any contract, virtual or even actual, against the will of prevalent power. On that hypothesis, let any set of men be strong enough to set their duties at defiance, and they cease to be duties any longer. We have but one appeal against irresistible power—Si genus humanum et mortalia tenmitis arma, At sperate Deos memores fandi atque nefandi.
Russell Kirk, writing in “The Conservative Mind,” on page 27. The current myth has it that President Ronald Reagan brought the Conservative Christians to the GOP. That is a lie told by people who either do not know history, or would have you ignorant of it. Reagan merely re-awaken a portion of the slumbering Body of Christ, to the horror of secular society, lefties, and the hedonist libertarians.
The current presidential campaign of Texas congressman Ron Paul has attracted insane 9/11 Truthers, and a ready Brigade of online hooligans who are ready to serve their Master by gaming the results of online polls. Locally, there is even a Merry Band of those who hope to forge victory with a “Hippie-Conservative” Coalition to take over the Buncombe County GOP. (It’s okay…I’ll wait until you stop laughing.)
Carl Milsted, the father of this laughable attempt, apparently has no clue as to what conservatism is, and is clueless, if he is serious, on how to takeover a local party full of people diametrically opposed to his core beliefs.
What Mr. Milsted does not realize is that, when threatened, Conservatives do not appease, or run away. We fight. We educate others on how to fight. We multiply, and become stronger than before…so I welcome this juvenile effort of the clueless.
They are about to suffer the coming ClueBat upside their collective heads.
This is just beginning…