William F. Buckley, the apologist for the terror that was, enjoys the good life.
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Those of you that see conservatism as vile, may I raise a small voice of protest? It's not that we don't have an ideology, we do, the sole purpose of our Ideology is to satisfy those of our constituents that don't have the requisite analytical powers to understand that which doesn't exist. The world has elements in it that are so complex that the exercise of trying to change it for an undemonstrated credo appears to me to be impertinent! There has to be an authority even if they're judged to be wrong... Because the alternative to that is reason and that simply won't do you know, our praetorian duty will always be to keep Pandora's box firmly closed.
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