Daddy, what was conservatism?

Well, son, it’s a long story…

William F. Buckley (yes, that William F. Buckley) in the National Review:

The federal government being the only agent that can possibly intervene, it needs to do so, by forbidding the liquidation of mortgages until the disparity between true value and hypothetical value is pounded away by time and inflation — and a revitalization of the functions of the marketplace.