Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley, Jr. RIP

William F. Buckley has died, the Associated Press reports.

Mr. Buckley probably did more to revive conservatism as a political movement than any person in the 20th century. His National Review is frequently cited by conservatives as a significant influence on their own development dating back to a time when there were few popular and intellectually credible conservative resources. Many observers considered the ascendancy of Ronald Reagan to be a triumph of National Review.

On a personal level, The Oracle will note that Mr. Buckley helped shape much of my own political thought when I first became interested in such things back in the late '70's and early '80's. Though I never met him, I feel as though I owe him a great deal.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

wooo hoo!!!! One more Bigot down!!!

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeha this guy was a complete bigot against the gay community and gay rights. HE always put down the gays for adopting and being parents, but most of the time the children the gay people adoted came from STRAIGHT people who couldn't take car or love those children, thank god for gay people. We need more gay people to adopt to help these kids live a healthy loving life! Good Ridence

11:59 AM  
Blogger Lanette said...

What is best for children should never be a gay or straight issue. Anyone who makes it as as such has sadly and tragically put a political agenda before the needs of a child. There is no doubt, children are better off in a two parent home with the training that can best be accomplished with one taking on the nurturing role of the mother and one taking on the masculine role of the father. Gay men, though often are wonderful people, are not women. Lesbians, even the masculine ones, are not men. It is biologically impossible for a gay couple to adequately provide the dichotomous upbringing that is vital to a child's wellbeing. Conversely, some children are unwanted because of age or disabilities. While they have the same needs as any other child, a loving home of a gay couple or a single person of any persuasion is preferable to foster care.

9:13 AM  

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