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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Frum vs the Apocalyptics

David Frum has some good advice for conservatives. Quit whining! Remember that there has been an enormous expansion of liberty during our lifetimes, both at home and abroad. Quit predicting an imminent descent into "tyranny" or despotism. Our fundamental liberties are not in peril and the initiatives advanced by Obama are both an extension of programs formerly promoted by Republicans and generally popular with the American people. And quit being so damn emotional about everything. To counter the Democrats' ill-advised policies, you have to offer rational alternatives, not just apocalayptic predictions of impending doom.

Read it here, here, and here.

I usually diasgree with Frum, but on this point he is right. Levin, Limbaugh and the like are going way over the top on this loss of freedom thing.