Intelligent quote of the day

In many countries, rigid ideologies give way to humanitarian impulses when the need is great. In the United States, the humanitarian desires are not allowed to get in the way of ideological purity. It is a flaw that keeps this great and prosperous nation from reaping the promised benefits of compassionate conservativism which were promised—but not delivered by its current president.

 Toronto Sun’s Donna Marie Artuso in her August 8th column “Medicare’s a bad word here” criticizing the rigid ideology of American politicians (right of centre) when it comes to the idea of universal health insurance.

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