Twilight of the Right

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When conservatism became a movement, it lost its soul.

Greg Russak‘s insight:

Just 2 days ago, I posted a piece about conservative radio host, Mark Levin, receiving the "inaugural" Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).


I posed these questions with it:


"Is this really what it means to be "conservative" in America today? Is it any wonder so many of us struggle to connect with each other?"

Now, and with sincere thanks to a good friend who just happens to be a conservative, I offer this article from The American Conservative by Alan Pell Crawford.

I strongly encourage everyone – especially liberals and progressives, but regardless of where you place yourself on the socio-political spectrum – to read it. It is informative, educational, and thought-provoking. It helped me to better understand where and how modern day conservatism got its start, as well as how the "conservative movement" has changed over the last few decades.

The contrast between Levin and Crawford is stark. The question now, it seems, is which one of them is more representative of conservatism to conservatives? Only conservatives can answer that question.

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Author: Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

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