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I Will Not Debate Definitions

Do Not Push

A commenter to my blog about libertarian kids implies that libertarians are okay—as long as they’re not, ya know, too libertarian.

The other night at Heritage Tavern I heard debates break out over the definition of “conservative.”

If you’re wondering why the left is kicking our ass, now you know. They’re busy turning Texas blue while we debate the meanings and merits of political labels.

Maybe this country is beyond hope.

Do Not Push
Do Not Push. And stop debating the meaning of words.

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.

4 Comments on “I Will Not Debate Definitions

  1. You are riight Bill. Republicans spend too much time debating each other rather than focusing on how to win elections. Democrats don’t have to worry about destroying the Republican party. We are doing it to ourselves without their help.

  2. Lewis Carroll said it best:

    “My name is Alice, but — ”
    “It’s a stupid name enough!” Humpty Dumpty interrupted impatiently. “What does it mean?”
    “Must a name mean something?” Alice asked doubtfully.
    “Of course it must,” Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh: “my name means the shape I am — and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost.”
    “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
    “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master— that’s all.”

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