George Will - A Conservative to Follow
Will has been on fire recently - his speech at last week's CPAC conference was extraordinary. He clearly and reasonably defined left/right politics.Key takeaways:
Conservatives stress freedom. They are willing to accept greater disparities of social outcome to maintain that freedom. Liberals stress equality -- not equality of opportunity, but equality of outcome. Dependancy on government is not an unfortunate corollary of equality - it IS their agenda.
We are making businesses rely on government by bailing them out. We have a profit AND loss system. The profit side is to incentivize risk-tasking; the loss side is to punish reckless risk.
The top 1% of earners pay 40% income tax, the top 5% of earners pay 60% income tax, the bottom 50% of earners pay 3% of income tax. That is a majority that has zero incentive to restrain the growth of a government they are not paying for. It is an addiction and dependancy on the government.Watch George Will's CPAC address:
Just last year he visited Boulder to give a speech at CU. The notorious left-wing Daily Camera interviewed Will on global warming and this was his response: