Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fake Republicans

"A Fake Republican mistakes conformism for conservatism, forgetting that the history of true conservatism (in the Burkian tradition) rest[s] on intelligent and thoughtful non-conformism distilled from independent thinking, careful analysis, and tradition—and not the spewings of pre-determined talking points that ignore evidence, facts, and rationality."

-Michael Charney, Tea with the Mad Hatter

Michael Charney has a blog "Chasing Glenn Beck, An Incredibly Minor Public Figure".   Charney also contributes to the Coffee Party where he is known the Coffee Party Conservative.

I highly recommend "Tea with the Mad Hatter" as a refreshing attempt to get some sanity back into politics.

As for the conservatism of Edmund Burke, see several of his quotes at  Included among them are:

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." (not in writings, but may be a paraphrase)
"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."

See also