The full video is still being worked on by the good folks at Cato - and my own speech, Maggie Gallagher's and our sharp clashes will be posted in due course, as soon as they become available. To whet your appetites above is the audio of Nick Herbert's speech (it can be downloaded as a podcast here). Do yourself a favor and listen to it. It's really superb.

And then imagine anyone of any seniority in the GOP making such a speech. And remind yourself that if you still count yourself as a conservative - a freedom-loving, balanced budget, strong defense (not offense), limited government, socially tolerant conservative - it's not you who have changed these past twenty years. It's the reckless, torture-celebrating, big-spending religious group masquerading as conservatism that has.

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