Monday, October 03, 2005

Never More True

"American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward to perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader.

This pretended salt hath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard to explain.

It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It tends to risk nothing serious for the sake of truth."

-RL Dabney


Blogger David said...

Yeh, definitely one-a my fav Dabney quotes. Use it often as comment on the passing scene of boobs, Democraps and Republican'ts (hmm... were the last two redundant?).


Dabney: one of the Presbyterians (or, more rightly, Calvinists) who populated Lee's general staff...

And a pretty darned good theologian to boot.

10/03/2005 11:26:00 PM  

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