This is gonna get long...
Josh is really being attacked based on his knowledge of the political world. Even though I disagree with him, he definitely knows his stuff and some of the attacks made against him have no basis and are really just stupid. I'm not talking about the Civil War thing though.
In general, Dave Sinkula said a lot of things earlier in multiple posts of his.
If you would care to point to the passages you categorize as attacks, I'll be glad to address them.
Perhaps it was my first entry in this thread? Basically I thought Josh had a lot of issue quite confused. I'm not saying "Josh is dumb"; a number of the posts seemed to contradict one another, and other issues have been brought up.
True, but the funds also go to services such as building parks, research, environment safety, maintenance, police and firefighters, military, health, etc. (these are all services funded by a democratic government) All this has to be paid for..
Now where's that quote? Ah, yes.
I cannot undertake to lay my finger upon an article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.
I am of the opinion that the more local, the more better for such things.
I just always thought that in their most basic form, conservatives favored tradition and convention, and the liberals favored change..
Anarchists are against government or a central form of governing, capitalists basically favor democracy and the market economic system.. they don't like government control of resources or businesses..
Merely for further clarification:
I like this summary:
If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals -- if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.
I would draw my left-right line like this, with liberal in red on the left and conservative in blue on the right. [Ooh, that turned out bad.]