Slaying the Hydra


This post was inspired by an essay written by an acquaintance of mine, political commentator and activist Avialae Horton. She wrote a piece  "Conservatives: The Hercules to the Liberal Hydra" which appeared on The Columbian Post website.  An interesting bit of synchronicity occurred around that article, and I had a short conversation with Ms. Horton which resulted in my thinking about the story...



Loyalty can have many meanings and different objects.  One can be loyal to different degrees, and one can be loyal to a cause, to a group, or to a person.  But the primary definition of loyalty has to do with friends.  "It is constituted centrally by perseverance in an association to which a person has become intrinsically committed as a matter of his or her identity