Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - In his speech to the Heritage Foundation yesterday Rand Paul successfully walked the line between big R Republicanism and non-interventionism while quoting James Madison in the process. Now we know that Madison isn't the best Founding Father to be quoting on foreign policy but he would ranks in the the 95th percentile of non-interventionists were he alive today. We know that Rand isn't Ron but now we have a clearer idea of what his foreign policy goals are... to keep both sides happy.
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, 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. He admires them especially by moonlight, not to say moonshine. Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob. This is called the balance, or mutual check, in our Constitution. - G.K. Chesterson