Sunday, November 7, 2010

Why Liberals Don't Get the Tea Party Movement

"Neither professors of political science nor of history have made a priority of instructing students in the founding principles of American constitutional government. Nor have they taught about the contest between the progressive vision and the conservative vision that has characterized American politics since Woodrow Wilson (then a political scientist at Princeton) helped launch the progressive movement in the late 19th century by arguing that the Constitution had become obsolete and hindered democratic reform." --Peter Berkowitz

(See The Constitution in my recommended reading.)

1 comment:

  1. One suspects that there are TWO reversions taking place. The first is toward Conservative living. The second is toward Constitutional originality.

    That twofold movement is what causes the confusion. Libertarians forget the first; and Statists of both parties forget the second.