"If you want government to intervene domestically, you're a liberal.
If you want government to intervene overseas, you're conservative.
If you want government to intervene everywhere, you're a moderate.
If you don't want government to intervene anywhere, you're an extremist."
by:
Joseph Sobran
(1946-2010) Columnist
Date:
1995
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;-) I like it, cute lil didly
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Gee I must be an extremist...I wonder how long till they call me "subversive"?
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Wow, never thought of 'moderate' like that!
     -- gdgca, windsor, on     
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    Interesting take.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Gee, I always thought it was just a matter of whether or not such interference is of personal benefit to you or not. Wall Street, Detroit, Mortgage Bankers all want government interference right now. At the beginning of the WWII I believe conservatives were against foreign interference. This little diddy is fun and seens to have a ring of truth but on closer examination......
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    Hmm, so it means this administration is liberal conservative, if McCain gets elected he would be moderate, and if Obama gets elected he would be liberal extremist. Wow! its amazing! I definitely need to skin that moose!
     -- RKA, Wasilla, AK     
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    It's a cute take, but as RKA talks about -- depending on who gets into office this November, we're going to get a "liberal" and a "conservative" president. Obama will be a "liberal" domestically and supposedly an unarmed "conservative" internationally. McCain will be a "liberal" domestically and an idiot everywhere else. I'll just settle for being an "extremist" then...
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    I have been so busy that I have not had the time to blog. After watching the film (freedom to fascism) I realize that my bigest fears have now been confermed. So what do we call someone who wants government involved in every aspect of your personal life, and what do we call that government. Watch the video and see for yourself. It is time for the people to act.
     -- Ken, Milford Pa.     
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    The link to Freedom to Fascism: Everyone should see this. http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173&ei=tvzUSKyCOJbwqAOb2fHFAg&q=freedom+to+fascism
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Never knew I am such an extremist
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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