Do Conservatives Think They Have A Monopoly On Truth ?

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    Conservatism or Liberty?

    Moving to more general considerations, conservatism rests on a claim of privileged access to truth, whether through revelation or some sort of "practical reason" to derive rules of personal and interpersonal conduct—which really seems to boil down to a reverse engineering to justify personal preferences.

    Admittedly, this is dissatisfying for those who claim to have a monopoly on truth and want to impose it through central planning. But humility calls for a prudent rejection of social engineering, as we simply lack the knowledge to impose better outcomes on others. Conservatism may very well be right in its assertions, but it very well might be wrong. There may very well be an eternal law—but our knowledge thereof is another question entirely. Confident claims of knowledge in the public square or the classroom are one thing, but using them as a grounding for coercive power is another entirely.

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    Can't argue with his POV.

    I see it in many conservatives.

    However, I am interested in what others think.
     
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    Liberals can tell the truth. They just choose not to.
     
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    yep we do
     
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    Moving to more general considerations, conservatism rests on a claim of privileged access to truth...

    This is how you started your juvenile rant. You are part of the same party that rigged their primaries and purchased info from Kremlin agents to throw a national election.

    Excuse me for not reading the rest of your crap.
     
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    Thank you for responding, but your comment is an overgeneralization.

    First, let's get clear...I believe you are talking about left wingers....not liberals. There is a huge difference.

    Now, this article says that conservatives tend to think they have a monopoloy on truth.

    Why would he say that ?

    The author is not a left winger.
     
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    What a hilarious thread.
    You alleged conservatives could give a shit about truth, look at who your leader is, a pathological liar! And you so-called lovers of the truth, never, ever call him on it. You don't care that he lies to you daily and not one peep out of your folks.
    Consider this thread, ONE BIG FAIL!!
    Next.
     
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    Using confident claims of knowledge as a grounding for coercive power is almost exclusively what the lib/dems have been doing. Exhibit A: Global Warming, now called climate change.

    BTW, nobody has a monopoly on the truth. IMHO, these days nobody is all that close to being honest and truthful about damn near everything.
     
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    It's a claim. Not one I disagree with either.

    I am a conservative.

    Is there something that prevents me from asking the question ?
     
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    Good point.

    And thank you for posting it.

    However, I would say that in the argument for health insurance, the right argued (and rightly so) against Obummercare. At the same time, there was clear lack of undrestanding of the issue on the part of the right. Yet, there was nothing but smuggness in much of the rights argument.
     
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    So you believe conservatives rest on the claim of privileged access to your truth?
     

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