Quote of the Day – Elitism

… A political strategy that depreciates the value of ideas in favor of some vague notion of the superiority of common sense and homespun, simple virtue undermines the foundations of democracy, the standing of the nation in the world, and the economic and technological prospects of a country.

From: Madison Powers at CQ Politics. But read the whole thing. It’s not all on one side!

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  1. I think one reason common sense and virtue have such appeal is that they are so often lacking; another is that no set of grand ideas is can do anything but backfire if they lose track of common sense and virtue.

    Far be it from me to rain on the Idea Parade, but when ideas lose sense of common sense and virtue, what you’ve got left is ideology …

    Take care & God bless

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