Contributed by: filbert Thursday, November 05 2009 @ 12:36 PM CST
A conservative movement, by its very nature, is bound to be a defender of established privilege and to lean on the power of government for the protection of privilege . . . the essence of the (classical) liberal position, however, is the denial of all privilege, if privilege is understood in its proper and original meaning of the state granting and protecting rights to some which are not available on equal terms to others.
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