Taisei Yokusankai Posted November 20, 2006 Report Share Posted November 20, 2006 Article long et pas toujours intéressant, mais ce passage m'a fait penser aux discussions récentes: Libertarians are different from religious conservatives and militaristic nationalists, but they should accept that in the larger culture they are part of the Right, as Economist correspondents John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge documented in "The Right Nation" (2004). "The American Right exhibits a far deeper hostility toward the state than any other modern conservative party," they wrote. "How many European conservatives would display bumper stickers saying, 'I love my country but I hate my government'? How many would argue that we need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub?"It was Grover Norquist who said that last remark — the conservative who describes his allies as the "leave-us-alone coalition." Libertarians are part of that coalition. How could they not be a part of it? The core value of libertarians is self-reliance. Their core objective is to constrain the state. Historically the small state demanded strong families, strong companies, and strong fraternal and civic organizations, including strong churches. All these are celebrated by conservatives. Liberalism has tended to drain them, leaving the field to the therapeutic and administrative state, with its tax eaters and permit czars and behavior facilitators, and the individual with his private room. I like that private room, but it is not enough. http://libertyunbound.com/archive/2006_12/…servatives.html Link to comment
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