Wednesday, February 27, 2008
William F. Buckley, RIP
There are probably four people who I could list as having been absolutely formative in helping me see the value of a limited federal government and low income taxes. One of those four, William F. Buckley, died today. When I was 15 years old, I had subscriptions to two magazines - Sports Illustrated and National Review, the conservative magazine WFB started. I learned so much from it. And him and his books. Though maybe not a household name (he actually was in our household), WFB shaped the American political landscape since World War II like few others. We named our first dog after him. Rush Limbaugh today rightly called William F. Buckley one of our "founding fathers." He will be missed but certainly not forgotten.