"The Americans of 1776 were among the first men in modern society to defend rather than to seek an open society and constitutional liberty.... Perhaps the most remarkable characteristic of this political theory sits in its deep-seated conservatism. However radical the principles of the Revolution may have seemed to the rest of the world, in the minds of the colonists they were thoroughly preservative and respectful of the past."
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Seedtime of the Republic, 1953
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Kind of wordy.
 -- Kris, Topeka     
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    It is a "wordy" quotation, as one commentator observed. But it rings true. Those politicians today that profess to be "conservative" proceed methodically to take apart the politico-economic structure of the past, board by board. The replacement military-police structure would likely horrify the earlier architects.
     -- Constance Ashton Myers, Columbia, South Carolina     
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    Sorry that Kris was overwhelmed by the number of words but had nothing to say about our Founding truths.
     -- Bill Dillon, Poquito Bayou     
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