James Leroy Wilson's blog

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Conservative movement is dead

I don't normally read Joseph Farah, but here he seems to get it. People with substantive convictions - whatever they are - do not have a home in either of the major parties.

The problem with Farah, of course, is in the details. His version of conservatism is pro-war, and whenever I glance at his worldnetdaily.com, it seems that he views our biggest domestic threats as gay marriage, the Ten Commandments not being in the courtroom, and liberals.

Antiwar conservatives have common ground with libertarians and leftist peace groups. The pro-war right is another matter. Still, it's worth a read. To come out in opposition to Bush and the Repubicans is a sign of progress.


  1. The average religious-right Republican is not a conservative, they are a Christian social activist. It's a different side of the same "you're too dumb to be trusted with your own decisions" coin than that held by the liberals, but neither side is pro-liberty.

    But I would point out that there are pro-war libertarians. It is, in fact, one of the current internal splits amongst those who call themselves libertarians. The Libertarian Party has consistently gone anti-war, but there is a large group of libertarians who believe the LP has its head in the sand.

  2. If pro-war libertarians have a right to call themselves libertarians, then religious right social activists who call themselves conservatives have a right to call themselves conservative.