Quote for the Day II


"Conservatives came to office to reduce the size of government and enlarge the sphere of free and private initiative. But lately we have increased government in order to stay in office. And, soon, if we don't remember why we were elected we will have lost our office along with our principles, and leave a mountain of debt that our children's grandchildren will suffer from long after we have departed this earth. Because, my friends, hypocrisy is the most obvious of sins, and the people will punish it," - senator John McCain, to the British Tories.

You can see this argument made at greater length in "The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It; How To Get It Back," out next Tuesday.

(Photo: David Y. Lee for Time.)