06 March 2008

QotD for 6 Mar., 2008

Conservatives pride themselves on resisting change, which is as it should be. But intelligent deference to tradition and stability can evolve into intellectual sloth and moral fanaticism, as when conservatives simply decline to look up from dogma because the effort to raise their heads and reconsider is too great. --- William F. Buckley Jr.


See The Collected Controversies of William F. Buckley over at 10 Zen Monkeys for more...

Rest eternal grant him oh Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him.

2 comments:

pj said...

"...and if the Hindus turn out to be correct, please reincarnate him as an African woman. Amen."

David said...

Heh, heh... no doubt.

But I will give him some props for 1) using his brain and being willing to change, and 2) being a gentleman in person (vs. the Limbaugh/Colter crowd)