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  •  The First Thing It Means as Distinct From Conserva (7+ / 0-)

    tism is protecting the people against private power. The foundation stone of this is constraining incomes and the accumulation of wealth and market share at the top end. This is necessary for basic national economic security and for enabling the most democratic and open economy for the people.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Dec 09, 2013 at 04:48:36 PM PST

    •  I agree completely. (1+ / 0-)
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      But I do think that fits within the items I have listed.
      The actions of industry really are just a symptom of the Ayn Rand belief that greed is good and that those outside of your immediate circle mean nothing.

    •  Burke conservatism is to conserve rule by the rich (0+ / 0-)

      Our founders were Locke liberal fighting the conservatives.

      Whatever you think conservatism means, this is both it's historical and current GOPT meaning.    

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