Friday, June 11, 2004

Compassionate Conservatives

This blog topic has been on my agenda for months, but I see that Keith Burgess-Jackson has beaten me to the punch, and stolen my thunder. It's a fine post, you should all read it. Briefly, 'compassionate conservative' suggests that traditional conservatives lacked compassion, when in fact conservatism in the long run is more compassionate than liberalism. As KB-J points out, the term 'compassionate conservative' concedes too much to liberals. And as I have said repeatedly, conservatives should not talk like liberals.