Monday, April 6, 2009

Conservatism, Isn't it Enough?

I keep hearing from liberals that Americans are turning away from Conservatism. I'm not so sure.

The reason is that I don't think most people under 40 know what Conservatism is anymore. Its been so bastardized by the Rockefeller Republicanism of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush...and last but not least John McCain. Who can wonder, in the past parade of Republican Presidents, we've only been blessed with one Conservative in the White House, Ronald Reagan.

Conservatism was and is the American dream. That everyone owns their own liberty, owns the fruits of their labor, and can build their own life with little or no interference from the Government. Conservatism believes the reason for man's existence is for the good of himself, his family, and his God. Under Conservatism, the moral choice of charity belongs to the Individual.

Compare this to Liberalism, that everyone has a obligation to provide for the greater good, and for that reason Government can own the largess of all production...redistribution for all... regardless of individual contribution. Liberalism believes the reason for man's existence is for the good of society at large. Under Liberalism, the moral choice of charity (renamed social justice by Libs) belongs to Government.

It is very clear to me that once people understand that Conservatism bids them to keep what they earn, who could argue with that other than a blatant Communist? Why wouldn't most hard working people want to keep more of their income to buy things for their family.... rather than hand it over to bureaucrats to spend on social justice programs? If people really understood this, would Liberalism, or just call it what it is...Socialism, stand a chance in America? Isn't liberty, economic liberty, always better than Socialism?

As for me, I choose liberty. I choose. I give freely to those in need, but those who take without asking....they should know "Don't Tread on Me" is tattooed to my heart.

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