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Posted by Dr. Troy Kickler at 11:15 AM

In North Carolina native Richard Weaver's "How to Argue the Conservative Cause," a speech delivered in 1959,  I read some interesting passages.

1) ". . . I once defined a liberal as a person who is not communist but who cannot give any good reason for not being one.  This makes him all the more dangerous as an unconscious instrumentality.  He can appear as a humanitarian and an idealist at the very time that he is being used by those who have the most cynical ends in view."

2) "The free enterprise system, for all the abuse that is heaped upon it, is a natural growth in response to durable human nature.  This means that it has more of the resiliency of an organism, and that means, in my judgement, that it will survive.  The communist system is something imposed from above in the name of  a pseudo-metaphysic.  All systems which rest only on theory and abstraction are life-denying.  There is a brittleness to them that will not survive real impact.  .  .  ."

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