William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008)

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The Conservative Movement lost a Founding Father today. William F. Buckley Jr. passed away at his home in Stamford, Connecticut at the age of 82.

Buckley was best known as the founder and editor of the conservative journal, The National Review but he was also multi-talented as a pro-lific author, novelist, editor, columnist, debater, talk-show host, concert-level harpsichordist and trans-oceanic sailor.

William F. Buckley, Jr. can also be credited for influencing and inspiring such conservative leaders as President Ronald Reagan and radio-talk show giant, Rush Limbaugh.

Conservatives mourn the passing of Mr. Buckley and join together in prayer for his family.

 


Comments

  1. I have to say that I ALWAYS enjoyed Bill Buckley’s show. Back when I was a conservative, he was a hero of mine. My attitudes about him have never changed as he was always classy, hard-hitting, but in a way that promoted civility.

    That Rush Limbaugh and commentators of today were “inspired” by him leaves many questions. I wish his tone, class, and ability to seek out the best arguments on each side had rubbed off on them. He was a great conservative commentator and journalist. Limbaugh, et. al. are entertainers at best but do not come close to the work of Mr. Buckley.

    Rest in Peace.

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