Posts Tagged ‘Conservatism’


“The American people are fed a daily diet of nonsense-talk and lies in the form of what is effectively state media on Fox News and nobody should underestimate the threat posed by a political party where conservatism is now defined by absolute obedience to a leader with autocratic tendencies who fetishizes dictators and autocrats all over the world. . . . Trump didn’t destroy the Republican Party—it’s the cowardice of the Republican leaders, their complicity in all of it, the lack of courage to stand up for what’s right. Republican members of Congress are cowed and fearful of Trump and they have abrogated their oaths to defend the Constitution of the United States . . .”

–Steve Schmidt (John McCain’s campaign manager), quoted by The Daily Beast


CONSERVATISM, n. The desire to conserve wealth and power at any cost (to others).

–from The American Heretic’s Dictionary (revised & expanded)

American Heretic's Dictionary revised and expanded by Chaz Bufe, front cover


LIMITED GOVERNMENT, n. As traditionally defined, a government that spends no money on food, education, housing, or healthcare, and restricts itself to its proper role of extorting taxes from, and controlling the private lives of, its citizens.

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–from the revised and expanded edition of The American Heretic’s Dictionary, the best modern successor to Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary

 

American Heretic's Dictionary revised and expanded by Chaz Bufe