“A party which never conserves anything”

Abe Lincoln Feb 2013We in The League of the South have sought the demise of the GOP for over twenty years. It has betrayed those trusting Southerners to whom it promised things it never intend to either fight for or against. As Donald Trump appears to be ripping the guts out of the Republican Party Establishment, we give you this discerning (and quite prophetic) quote below. Please Southern Christian conservatives, don’t be fooled again by sweet promises from the Party of Lincoln. And to the GOP we say “good riddance!”

“This is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. . . . Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious for the sake of the truth, and has no idea of being guilty of the folly of martyrdom.”–Rev. Robert Lewis Dabney on American conservatism, 1897

Michael Hill

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Michael Hill

Dr Michael Hill is President of the League of the South. He is a retired university professor of history and author of two books on Celtic warfare.