Godspeed, William F. Buckley — Godspeed…

William F. Buckley has died.

This is a truly sad day for me. William F. Buckley is a personal hero of mine, a founder of the modern conservative movement. His essay “God and Man at Yale” remains one of the cornerstone pieces of conservative philosophy.

And we’re talking true conservative here. He was a fiscal conservative, a philosophical conservative…he supported legalizing marijuana, as well as a number of other drugs…he was all about small government, and all about giving the power to people.

His famous quote that he “would rather live in a society governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone directory than in one governed by the 2,000 members of the Harvard faculty” still applies today — more than ever.

Buckley is also famous for being the founder of the National Review.

You can bash if you want, you can praise if you want…but for once, I will not publish any responses to this blog post, be they positive, negative, or neutral. This post stands alone.

Like Buckley once stood alone, for what he believed in.

William F. Buckley

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