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2.23.2005

CPAC - too conservative?

by Aaron Earls [+/-] show/hide

by Aaron

La Shawn Barber has a great piece on the current blog controversy surrounding Ryan Sager's comments about the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Apparently Sager forgot what the first "C" in CPAC stands for because he was upset that the CPAC speakers were too conservative and not libertarian enough.

Sager is saying that conservatives should reach out to libertarians more. That is all well and good, expect for the fact that during his pleading for the olive branch, he refers to conservatives (especially Christian conservatives) as "religious extremism," "anti-immigrant" and having "arrogance" toward libertarians and their positions.

The whole column is mocking of conservatives and their values or ideas. Yet, he has the gall to basically demand that the conservatives at CPAC should bend over backwards for the libertarians. Being both a Christian (first) and a conservative (second, by a long shot), I find his accusations and demands to be arrogant and condescending.

Conservatives and libertarians have many things in common and on those issues we can fight together, but that does not mean we have to agree (ie change our views to libertarian views) on issues we disagree on.

News flash - when was the last time libertarians had any political power? Why is it that everyone on the outside of the conservative movement is telling conservatives who they should reach out to and why?

Whether it is liberals or libertarians, neither have the right to demand someone else (conservatives) accept their views, despite their whining and name-calling.

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