Conservative Response to OWS Echoes The American Revolution

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    WOW...the Loyalists description of the Patriots in 1776 sure sound like today's conservatives description of the OWS crowd...

    The Loyalists
    In late 1776 Catherine Van Cortlandt wrote to her husband, a New Jersey merchant fighting in a Loyalist brigade, about the Patriot troops who had quartered themselves in her house. "They were the most disorderly of species," she complained, "and their officers were from the dregs of the people."

    Like the Van Cortlandts, many Loyalists thought of themselves as the "better sort of people." They viewed their adversaries as "lawless mobs" and "brutes." Conservative,
    wealthy, and well-educated, Loyalists of this breed thought a break with Britain would invite anarchy.


    Loyalists - Conservapedia

    Loyalists were colonists who remained loyal subjects of the British crown as the thirteen American colonies declared independence in 1776 and became the United States of America.

    The Loyalists were conservatives who rejected the radicalism of the new nation; those who went to Canada resisted democracy there and became famous for their loyalty to the British crown, their admiration of royalty and aristocracy, and their anti-Americanism.


    Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
    Barry Goldwater
     
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    Its one way to keep the people down, make them believe they are not worthy of freedom.

    The right was hitting this hard and heavy when the Mid East spring was in full swing
     
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    Need some straw?
     
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    You always have a huge supply huh CG
     

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