Daniels: Appease Democrats, Drop Union Bill. UPDATE: Daniels Says, Legislators Running Away Is A "Perfectly Legitimate Part Of The Process"S. T. Karnick says:
Pascal, Gov. Daniels’ position on this is emblematic of the difference between a conservative and a true, principled reformer. A conservative will always back down when pressed, because order is so important to them. What we need today are true classical liberals who will fight for the reforms they believe in.
You’ll get no argument from me on that score Sam. I’ve noted how Conservatives suffer from the problem of allegiance to two masters. “Do I stand firm for tradition, or do I protect the status quo?”
As the status quo was moved Left by
progressiveincremental compromises, conservatives have been dragged off their principle moorings. So now those who have the most to lose worry more about protecting their positions than our collective posterity.
Principle versus the pragmatic? Ask Cicero which prevailed 2050 years ago.