“The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.” – Common Sense with Paul Jacob » In Defense of “Spoilers”

In the meantime, Republicans should consider whether they aren’t part of the problem, rather than the solution. Too often the conservative has served as merely a yes-man to yesterday’s fools. “Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution,” Chesterton perceptively wrote, “the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types — the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins.”

via Common Sense with Paul Jacob » In Defense of “Spoilers”.

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