Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Old Right

Citação que conheço há muito tempo mas que de vez em quando sou lembrado dela (via LRC). Howard Buffet foi um Congressista republicano com uma longa amizade com Murray Rothbard, e é o pai do conhecido Warren Buffet.

"Even if it were desirable, America is not strong enough to police the world by military force. If that attempt is made, the blessings of liberty will be replaced by coercion and tyranny at home. Our Christian ideals cannot be exported to other lands by dollars and guns. Persuasion and example are the methods taught by the Carpenter of Nazareth, and if we believe in Christianity we should try to advance our ideals by his methods. We cannot practice might and force abroad and retain freedom at home. We cannot talk world cooperation and practice power politics."

-- Rep. Howard Buffet, Sen. Robert Taft's Campaign Manager, 1952

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