>(REPOST FROM Thursday, August 03, 2006)
Even people that deride the conservative notion of “personal responsibility” don’t really disbelieve it. They can’t. They at least must believe that they are personally responsible for countering the conservatives’ ideas, and for changing the “social structure” and/or “the system” that renders people helpless.
So there are many ways to demolish conservative arguments, but the-personal-responsibility-is-an illusion charge won’t cut it.