Category Archives: conservatives

Quotes by Bill Moyers

The corporate conservatives and their allies in the political and religious right are achieving a vast transformation of American life….They are systematically stripping government of all its functions except rewarding the rich and waging war. From Bill Moyers’ keynote address … Continue reading

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What The Ultra Right Believes

The ultra right would have us believe that families are in trouble because of humanism, feminism, secular education, or sexual liberation, but the consensus of Americans is that what tears families apart is unemployment, inflation, and financial worries. Letty Cottin … Continue reading

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Democracy versus Free Markets

Given a choice between democracy without free markets or free markets without democracy, most conservatives would gladly choose the latter. Christopher Hayes, “Who’s Afraid of Democracy?”, In These Times, May 25, 2007, quoted in What Liberals Believe, page 81, edited … Continue reading

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What Conservatives Have Opposed

Conservatives supported slavery, conservatives opposed women’s suffrage, conservatives supported Jim Crow, conservatives opposed the forty-hour work week and the abolishment of child labor…all the major advancements of freedom and justice in our history were…opposed by conservatives. Paul Waldman, “It’s The … Continue reading

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If Conservatives Carried The Day

If conservatives carried the day, blacks would still be in the back of the bus, women would be barefoot and pregnant, medical care would be on a cash-only basis, there’d be mouse feet in your breakfast cereal, and workers would … Continue reading

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Conservative American Government

Beginning with President Ronald Reagan in the 1980’s, conservative governments have focused on reducing the obligations of the wealthy and increasing the burdens on the poor. Reverend Jesse Jackson, “Time to Push New Congress to Revive United States”, Chicago Sun … Continue reading

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Which Is More Arrogant?

We don’t want to force you to have an abortion or to marry someone of the same gender, whereas you do want to close out those possibilities for us. Which is more arrogant? Michael Kinsley, “Am I Blue? I Apologize … Continue reading

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How People Disagree with Roger Ebert

When liberals disagree with me, they send in long, logical e-mails explaining all my errors. I hardly ever get well-reasoned articles from the right. People just tell me to shut up. Roger Ebert, in an interview with Matthew Rothschild, Progressive, … Continue reading

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