The Gunny was recently on travel and was discussing politics with his aisle mate on the plane and laid out the premise of Conservatism (below). Unbeknownst to him, other people were eavesdropping and as we were deplaning, one individual stated that that was the best explanation of Conservatism that he had heard. Now the Gunny ain’t looking for a pat on the back but rather, relays this here so that others can spread the word on the benefits of Conservatism and that we should NEVER be afraid to discuss our ideas in public because there are ears HUNGRY to hear the truth.
1. Conservatism is not about the “good ol days.” What it IS, is about a thought process rife with common sense. A set of principles that make sense and are proven to have worked, over and over and over again.
Case-in-Point: Liberals mewl that Conservatives don’t care about what happens to poor people because they want to limit welfare, etc. In reality, we oppose government programs that take from one group, give to another, and do nothing but make poverty worse and encourage a weak work ethic. Who can deny that the Democrat’s War on Poverty is a massive failure to the tune of about 11 TRILLION dollars redistributed to the poor and all that it has done is increase, like we Conservatives foretold, a group of who cannot carry on with their lives without government intervention, i.e., HUD, Welfare, etc. They cannot or will not solve their own problems without Uncle Sam to tuck them in bed at night and this was fostered by, and continues to be fostered by, interventionist Progressives.
2. Conservatism states that all Men are created equal but there are no declared equal outcomes and this was enshrined in the Constitution. A few days ago a liberal idiot from the DNC, Donna Brazile, bleated that the US Constitution must be chucked out for a new “Constitution,” probably a copy of the former Soviet Union’s one. The Founder’s limited government and in return allowed a free people to work for themselves, using as El Rushbo says, their “talents on loan from God,” to prosper and grow a nation. Imagine a nation of involved Americans, governing themselves, building a bustling economy and nation, protected by the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, THAT is the Conservative ideal whereas the Proggie’s (Progressives) ideal is bigger and bigger government, reaching down into the lives of sluts like Sandra Fluke, who screw so much that they need the government to buy their rubbers!
Case-in-Point: We on the Right espouse voluntary community vice the collective. There is no freedom in the collective imposing their will on an individual because that collective is likely to be a central authority with little or no concern for the individual, only the hive. We can see this today with the Left’s urge to make US pay for the illegal aliens invading our nation! We are against a central bureaucracy that takes all responsibility and decision-making AWAY from their citizens and leaves them without a will to live or think. This sort of thinking failed miserably in the former Soviet Union and cannot match up against a free people well-schooled in personal responsibility, personal accountability, efficiency, good common sense, and generosity.
3. Conservatism always wins in the “arena of ideas.” Americans in a large part reject the Proggie’s idea of America and have since FDR forced Social Security on the American people without a vote! The problem that we face is that the Democrats are the party of freebies and gimme-gimmes and that there is a Progressive wing of the GOP, led by scumbags like McConnell, Boehner, McLame, Grahamnesty, and other lowlife RINOs.
Case-in-Point: We embrace private property and all that it entails, including the right to use as we will and to profit by it. Sir Henry Maine wrote: “Nobody is at liberty to attack several properties and to say at the same time that he values civilization. The history of the two cannot be disentangled.” The Left seeks to plunder that which they have not worked for nor do they own and they do it through things like “progressive taxation,” (think Property Tax). Conservatives embrace private property ownership because it teaches good stewardship, obligations, morals, and responsibility, i.e., landlords, land owners, farmers, etc. A good landlord keeps his/her property kept up to attract decent tenants AND to be able to get a higher rent, one that the market bears up. Private property also serves to reward one’s labors, to see the end result of one’s labors, to profit from it and provide for one’s family, and to pass it on to one’s heirs through an Allodial Title! It is private property that has allowed Americans to rise from nothing to something and to accomplish what they have worked for.
The Gunny could go on but the bottom line is this. WE, as Conservatives, have a DUTY to the nation to explain and extol the virtues of Conservatism to the masses who remain ignorant of them thanks to liberal teachers, skewed history books, and a lying Liberal Lapdog Lickspittle Media, i.e., PMSNBC. Our main focus of effort should always be to follow the Rule of Law and the Constitution and to use the Constitution as our guiding light. The lighthouse that keeps us from wrecking the ship of state on the rocks and shoals of Liberalism. We must continue to fight against soul-destroying ideals like Welfare for all and nation destroying ideas like Amnesty, which is a reward for criminal actions. We must continue to stand up and say “HELL NO!” to bureaucrats who seek to rule over us, i.e., the IRS, and Nanny State bullshit like ObamaKare, which, as is the norm with Liberal programs hatched in the dead of night and forced on the American people, end up as epic unconstitutional failures. In the end, we must realize that WE are the only ones standing up against the Proggies who like the camel, once they get their snouts under the tent, keep pushing for more and more government.