Saturday, June 10, 2006

Tom DeLay's Valedictory Speech

An excerpt which deserves wide reading:

“ It is not the principled partisan, however obnoxious he may seem to his opponents, who degrades our public debate, but the preening, self-styled statesman who elevates compromise to a first-principle. For true statesmen, Mr. Speaker, are not defined by what they compromise, but what they don’t.

Conservatives, especially, less enamored of government’s lust for growth, must remember that our principles must always drive our agenda, and not the other way around. For us conservatives, there are two such principles that can never be honorably compromised: human freedom and human dignity.

Conservatism is often unfairly accused of being insensitive and mean-spirited… sometimes, unfortunately, even by other conservatives. As a result, conservatives often attempt to "soften" that stereotype by over-funding broken programs or glossing over ruinous policies. But conservatism isn’t about feeling people’s pain… it’s about curing it. ”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very well said, I am a DeLay fan.