H/T: Darleen Click at Protein Wisdom
There are intellectuals that think like this [Phillips’ POV] but they tend to be scorned and abused and vilified as “the right.” “Rightwing” that all purpose, nonsensical, infantile insult, which is designed to shut down an argument. There is nothing remotely “rightwing” about standing up for truth against lies, justice against injustice, freedom against those that would snuff out freedom and human life. Nothing “rightwing” about that at all, but this is the label hung around the necks of people like myself. And believe me, it has a very chilling effect on people because you can lose your professional livelihood, your chances of promotion, you lose your friends. It is not something that people will willingly embrace.