Having spent a large portion of my life as a Democrat it still surprises me, from time to time, to find myself a Conservative. I am not a what some Conservatives think of as a good Conservative because on some, not all, social issues I am more Libertarian than Conservative. I don’t care what they think. I am what I am and I am comfortable with it.
One so-called social issue that I am mostly Conservative about is abortion. For many years I considered myself pro-life even though I would have never considered an abortion myself. But I still don’t think of the morning after pill as an abortion although a good many Conservatives do. My church does too. But my conscience is my own and I have to live with it.
The pro-abortion liberals and the anti-abortion people scream at each other and both are not open to any compromise. Neither listens to the other or cares what the other thinks or says. One of the many issues that divide us.
Let’s face it Roe V Wade is never going to be overturned no matter who the Conservatives put in the White House. If they ever do. Because the Republican Party would be horrified to find a real Conservative as the head of their party. Real Conservatives aren’t big on compromise.
Remember back when Hillary Clinton was talking about abortions being legal, safe and rare? Hear much of that today? 57,762,169 Abortions in America Since Roe vs. Wade in 1973 Rare?
Conservatives believe in fiscal responsibility. And so do I. The way the idiots we elect spend the money taken from hardworking taxpayers should be, and often is, a crime. Perhaps if it isn’t your money and you haven’t had to work for it you can simply spend taxpayer money like monopoly money.
What if there isn’t enough tax dollars? Spend more anyway. For any reasonable person that is insane. Liberals aren’t reasonable people. Nor are their voters who want more freebies and more stuff so that they can complain that the government doesn’t give them enough.
Conservatives also believe in limited government. Big government is expensive, hard, or impossible to control and subject to corruption. The Republican Party pays lip service to being against big government but it’s a sham. I love this how Glenn Beck called them out on it:
‘Hello my name is the Republican Party and I got a problem. I’m addicted to spending and big government.’ I’d like one of them just to stand up and say that. ~ Glenn Beck
Beware Republicans that claim to be Conservatives. Many that do – aren’t. I know, shocking isn’t it that a politician would lie to us to get our vote. Good plan is to watch what they do not what they say. And always, always watch who votes for a cloture vote on some spending bill. Remember if they vote for it to come to the floor and there are enough votes to pass it, they voted for it even though their record shows they voted against it. They think we’re too stupid to know that. Many are, most are simply ignorant and many just don’t care so long as that government stipend keeps coming.
As Margaret Thatcher warned, “Sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.” I would say we are at a point where many people wonder why they should work to support those that won’t. Some have decided to climb on Uncle Sam’s gravy train. Doesn’t matter that the train is like a child’s train set that goes around and around and gets nowhere – the fare is free and you don’t have to get up in the morning to go to work – you don’t have to worry about day-care, and you don’t have to take responsibility for yourself.
Conservatives also believe in low taxes. Conservatives believe that higher taxes = less investment = a poor economy. Duh.
It wasn’t all that long ago that Democrats actually believed in tax cuts. JFK did. He was a liberal on most issues but read his own words and see if you think he would ever get elected as a Democrat today.
A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a blanced federal budge… As the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues. Prosperity is the real way to balance out budget. By lowering tax rates, by increasing job and income, we can expand tax revenues and finally bring out budget into balance. ~ John F. Kennedy
That was fifty years. Any Democrat that preached lower taxes or fiscal responsibility would be drummed out of the party in 2016.
Republicans in sheep’s clothing pretend to be Conservatives but their actions say no. Democrats claim to care about the poor and downtrodden but they do not.
Watch what the dishonest and venal politicians do and say. Listen to their words and watch their actions. We are served by liars and thieves. And we elected them. Statistics say that we will return 91% of the elected liars and thieving incumbents to office come November.
Conservatives believe in God:
Belief in God is a cornerstone of our republic. Try as the liberals may to separate them, there is no Constitutional separation of church and state, only a protection of religion from the state. Our founders believed this country was divinely inspired and it was only by remembering our religious roots that we would survive.
There really are very few Conservatives in office no matter what they call themselves. That doesn’t mean you can’t vote for good decent Republicans. You just should think twice about Good Decent Republicans that lie and claim to be what they are not.