Absolutely brilliant essay from Jonah Goldberg. I'm willing to accept this in toto as my description of my own conservatism.
I don't want to excerpt it, because it really requires a reading of the whole thing to "get it" - because conservatism doesn't really lend itself to a slogan.
I know we all struggle with a solid description of conservatism, this essay really is worthy of a permanent bookmark and reference for you when people ask.
The Supreme Court on Friday struck down state bans on same-sex marriage, bringing the United States one step closer to the freedom-loving utopia envisioned by right-leaning philanthropy baron David Koch.
Koch, who has publicly supported gay marriage since before Hillary Clinton flip-flopped on the issue, signed on to a Supreme Court brief in March urging the court to overturn same-sex marriage bans. Clinton, meanwhile, did not believe in a Constitutional right to gay marriage until April 15, 2015.
The court’s ruling is just the latest example of how the Koch brothers will be remembered as tireless champions of freedom who have consistently been on the right side of history. David Koch has donated generously to the arts and is an outspoken enemy of cancer, which has riled his critics on the anti-ballet, pro-death left. His recent donation to a New York City hospital, for example, inspired an angry protest from liberal groups. Koch-backed efforts to reform our broken immigration and criminal justice systems are currently under attack from Democratic operatives loyal to Hillary Clinton.
Fortunately for America, these attacks are almost certain to fail. The arc of history is long, but it bends toward Koch.
Dick Cheney was also an early backer of gay marriage.
Yes, I just quoted the whole post, because it's really a beautifully hilarious bit of WFB trolling, and I thought you all should enjoy.
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