Thomas Sowell on Liberalism

“We didn’t allow polygamists to re-define marriage, I don’t know why we should allow anyone else to re-define it.” That’s an issue for the states, not the courts, to decide.

Liberalism hasn’t changed he says. “It wants to impose what the elite thinks on the public.”

On what Republicans are doing, or not doing, to compete in the arena of ideas to promote their platform. Sowell says the conventional wisdom is for them to water down republicanism and be more like Democrats. But he points out that in history, the political victories happened when they were bold enough to stand on principles. He cited Reagan’s two landslides, and Bush 41 won handily on his “read my lips, no new taxes.” And he lost when he started talking “kinder and gentler.”

House Republicans, take note!

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