Letters to a Young Conservative by Dinesh D'Souza

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    This book has a valid argument against just about every major liberal cause. Most of which are written in a way that can't be argued against
     
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    Bern80 you should check out Ronald Reagan by D'Souza also, I think you would like it.:)
     
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    I used to be a fan of Dinesh. I was all excited because he was brown and conservative, and so, conservatives can't be racist. Then I had an awakening about race.
     
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    Meaning what?
     
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    That races are different, and can't be made equal through government programs.
     
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    Have you even read D'Souza? If so please show me where he advocates government programs to equalized anybody?
     
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    I second that quesion mtn. D'Souza is a conservative who is not big on Gov't programs of any kind.

    I hope you don't mean your great awakening was finding out that races are different. Can you tell me a little more about race that made you disagree w/ him?
     
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    He doesn't advocate government programs to make equal, true.

    He reviews all the data on racial differences in IQ in chapter 11 of "The End of Racism," but softpedals on inevitability. Meanwhile, the whole point of his books is that through application of conservative principles, we can make the multiracial society work. I disagree. Neither conservative nor liberal principles will make it work because because it simply can't be made to work. Races are much too different.
     
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    I can honestly say that I agree with this statement in part. Not all races are "equal". Just like no two people are "equal". Meaning that no two races share the same talents, abilities, social mores, socialization or history. They can never be equal if eqality means "exactly the same".

    But the government isn't about equality in the end. The government exists so that all people are treated equally. There is a difference.

    Therefore, even if one person, or race, is different in terms of ability, desires and talent that doesn't mean that the government and society are permitted to treat them inequitably. Equality is a guarantee to every citizen on this land - no ifs and or buts about it.
     

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