From Eisenhower to Mussolini 

My father and his friends believed in low taxes and small government and balanced budgets. They went to church and worked hard and tried to raise their kids so they wouldn't screw up too badly when they grew up. Some of their best friends were Democrats, and it was okay. They liked being "in business," but the prime motivator of their lives was not greed ...

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