The Welshman over at The Liberty Sphere writes eloquently about the destructive politics of pragmatism that seem to cripple honest debate and effective ‘loyal opposition’ whenever principles of limited government are at stake.
A must read.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The Abject Failure of ‘Pragmatism’
‘Pragmatism,’ as it pertains to politics, is the concept that maintains one must place negotiation and compromise ahead of principle in order to ‘get things done.’
The obvious problem inherent in that mode of thinking is, what, exactly, have you ‘gotten done’ once you have negotiated and compromised away all of your core principles?