Today’s QOTD appears in an article in NRO by Mr. John Fund, on the differences between right and left in so-called polite circles.
“Conservatives think liberals have bad ideas and liberals think conservatives are bad people.”
There’s a lot of truth in that statement. But it makes you wonder why so many of we conservatives continue to tolerate intolerable behavior from the left.
Although I don’t spend a lot of time in those particular polite circles, for me it’s fairly simple. I neither want nor require their approval. Nor do I give their policy ideas much value, other than the broad nature of political thought on representative democratic governance to which we, as citizens surely subscribe:
- The rule of law
- The peaceful transfer of power through elections
- Judeo-Christian ethics and morals
- Personal liberty, and personal responsibility.
When behavior falls outside of these commonly accepted parameters, our options can be described as falling within one of
three boxes four boxes: the soap box; the ballot box; the jury box; and the cartridge box.
And, that’s a fact.
eta: jury box