Tuesday, January 20, 2009

How To Think About The Inauguration

David Horowitz, writing in FrontPage Magazine, gives the most balanced, uncompromised view of today's inauguration I've read from a conservative position. The most immediately helpful paragraph, though far from the only one, gives me a handle on the question:
[As] conservatives who embrace the institutions our founders created we need to separate the two roles of the presidency -- symbolic and political. Today the symbolic role takes precedence and we need to appreciate the specific aspects of that symbolism in the new presidency of Barack Obama, and put aside our anticipations of the policies he may later put in place. There will be time enough for that.

Worth it to RTWT ...

(HT: Paul at Powerline)


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