Conservatism is anti-libertySubmitted by atrickpay on Sun, 01/31/2010 - 15:28
Anthony Gregory from his article Is Obama a Conservative?:
"Conservatism for hundreds of years referred to supporters of the Old Order—militarism, royalty, statism, and so forth. It is tyranny and despotism that are old, classic, ancient and traditional. Liberty is a relatively new development."
Even in America, going back to the founding we see many liberties better respected, yet the existence of slavery, theocratic law and other unspeakably gross assaults on individual freedom rendered that era so far from perfect that it is worth looking forward, rather than backward, in considering our political philosophy and agenda.