A Quote from Lyn Nofziger…

Lyn Nofziger, a former Reagan spokesman and influential Republican operative died yesterday at the age of 81.

The Reuters wire story on his death concludes with this amusingly candid quote…

“I am a Republican because I believe freedom is more important than government-provided security,” Nofziger said on his Web site.

“Sometimes I wish I were a Democrat because Democrats seem to have more fun. At other times I wish I were a Libertarian because Republicans are too much like Democrats. What I actually am is a right-wing independent who is registered Republican because there isn’t any place else to go.”

2 Responses to “A Quote from Lyn Nofziger…”

  1. undercover_ararchist Says:

    People use the word “right-wing” incorrectly.

    Libertarians, by and large, are NOT right-wing.

    Right wing = deferring to state power, particularly in oppression of the masses, militarism, etc.

    The term comes from the French Revolution.. Rightists were those who supported monarchy, leftists supported democracy.

    Right-wing doesn’t mean conservative, and left-wing doesn’t mean “liberal” (and liberal doesn’t usually mean liberal either).

    The definitions of liberal and conservative are up to interpretation, but “right-wing” has a definite meaning… The Patriot Act is RIGHT-WING. The Drug War is RIGHT-WING. Etc.

  2. HARD RIGHT Says:

    Ditto, My Friend, Rest In Peace

    Sometimes I wish I were a Democrat because Democrats seem to have more fun. At other times I wish I were a Libertarian because Republicans are too much like Democrats.

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