"The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected."
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
(1874-1936) British essayist, critic, poet, and novelist
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OK, I'm smiling out loud - way too accurate ;-) There are a few of us that aren't on that scale.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Post war of northern aggression, entrenchment of socialism within both parties in the USA. Antisemitic rhetoric rising in England from the likes of Chesterton, with envy of Jewish wealth and power. Stemming from his conversion to Roman catholic. The Jews of course, siding with libertarian, free market ideals and capitalism. Not hard to see the conflict. Progressives vs conservatives, unjust balance and weight. False declarative.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
    Herein lies the problem of the Elitist Establishment Machine cronies sitting as Democrats and/or Republicans on either side of the aisle.
     -- Mary - MI     
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    Sadly, often true and prophetic.
     -- Richard Hahner, Pensacola     
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     -- Jim K, Austin      
    When and where the only operative principle is pragmatism, particularly the primacy of the bottom line objective of the acquisition of wealth by means of the accruing of power or its inverse, no provision for correction can exist.

    The functional malady remains one of an impoverishment of Virtue.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    I know, right?!!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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