Conservatives and American empire

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October 23, 2011
Future of Freedom Foundation
by Tim Kelly  
Posted in Commentary

"American conservatives who claim to value liberty and limited government but continue to take pride in the country’s bloated military establishment would do well to remember Randolph Bourne’s pithy declaration 'war is the health of the state.' Conservatives will argue that the basic function of the state is to defend the country against foreign invasion or attack; therefore, allowing the government to make provisions for such exigent circumstances is necessary in a hostile world." (10/21/11)  

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