Saturday, September 05, 2009

Not a Conspiracy Theory

We don't care much for Glenn Beck. We really don't care for scare tactics. But we do find this interview between Beck and ex-leftist agitator David Horowitz worth listening to.

It shouldn't be surprising that the Obama administration has some kooks in it, as the indispensable Peggy Noonan notes today. It's worth remembering that they came to power and attempt to hold power in the way that Horowitz describes.

Radicals are not worth being afraid of. FDR had similar kooks knocking around in his administration, some of them living in the White House and inexplicably in love with his wife. Dubya had more than a few homeschooled grads of Regent University's law school at Justice, not that there's anything wrong with that. In both cases, the Republic survived, thanks to the structural conservatism of our constitutional system and the political reality that you can't ignore majorities forever.

So stay calm, gentle readers. But speak truth to and about those guys with Che tee-shirts underneath their Brooks Brothers button-downs.

1 comment:

farris said...

I know we don't see eye to eye on some things with regard to the current political landscape, but I always appreciate the reasonable calm in your words.