we can have a true “conservative” revival in America, we
must first properly define what it is to be a conservative. The nice
thing about being an opinion writer is that I get to write my opinion
on a subject without concern for the opinions of others.
realize that academics who write dictionary definitions and accounts
of history have their opinions about words and events. Sadly, most of
them are left-wing in their world views, which usually drives their
left-wing definitions and accounts of history.
confuse common definitions with proper definitions. Clearly, our Founders
didn’t mean food stamps or free cell phones for Obama supporters
when they wrote the “general welfare” clause in the constitution.
But that’s how left-wing academics define that clause today.
a lifelong “conservative” myself, let me tell you what it
means to me to be conservative. Although
the term is used to identify the political views of an individual, this
is only the natural political manifestation of being a conservative.
The foundations for conservatism are based in personal life convictions,
An individual who seeks to uphold and abide by an American set of principles
and values • A sound and uncompromising moral compass • Ethical behaviors that exhibit a personal conviction
to moral foundations • A fiscally responsible reverence for free-market
economics and limited government • A political view that aligns with all moral,
ethical and fiscally responsible convictions
short, a conservative is someone who lives by a code of fundamental
decency and honor, someone who never chooses the politically expedient
over basic right and wrong. Their political positions are driven by
their personal convictions and they are not at all prone to compromise
as a result.
this definition be applied to anyone representing the people in Washington
DC today? No…
most Republicans are not conservatives by this definition and that’s
why the Republican Party remains in a death spiral, despite the fact
that the Democratic Party (Democratic
Socialists) is highly unpopular as well.
Republican politicians do not provide any real alternative to the Democratic
Socialists currently seizing freedoms and liberties and running
the greatest nation on earth into a corrupt immoral socio-economic abyss.
are socialists because we reject an international economic order sustained
by private profit, alienated labor, race and gender discrimination,
environmental destruction, and brutality and violence in defense of
the status quo.” —From the Democratic
Socialists of America, which operates through its Congressional
Progressive and Black Caucus’s
second and third generation Democrats have no idea that they are voting
for and supporting unbridled Marxism. They think they still belong to
the party of Jefferson and JFK. Locked in blind party loyalties for
generations, they are voting for Marxism and just don’t know it.
my definition, I believe that most Americans are in fact conservatives.
Why is this not reflected in recent elections? Political lines are totally
blurred today, that’s why.
stated, neither primary political party represents these Americans today.
Conservatives want their governments run the same way they run their
homes, their businesses, their churches, their lives, and raise their
children to become decent, honest, productive members of society. They
want a moral, ethical and fiscally responsible government that reflects
their personal convictions and above all, protects individual freedom
and liberty for all. No such political party exists at present.
explains why half of registered voters no longer bother to vote at all,
and why many voters have sought a new political home in a litany of
failed 3rd party explorations. It also explains why today’s “conservative
movement” is struggling to gain any traction. Most of the people
in today’s so-called “conservative movement” are not
conservatives, at least by my definition.
are politically homeless lifelong members of the Democrat Party, fed
up with the socialist takeover of JFK’s party and the nation.
Others are modern libertarians, having little more than lower taxes
and smaller government in common with conservatives.
“conservative” movement is full of non-conservatives. While
Reagan’s Big Tent theory for the Republican Party might have looked
good on paper, it has been disastrous for the GOP. The GOP is not even
recognizable as the conservative party of Ronald Reagan anymore. As
long as that remains true, the GOP will remain in steady decline, or
become more and more, only a sub-party of the DNC.
GOP was once the “conservative” party in America. Now it
is little more than a temporary resting place for those currently without
a political home of their own, of all political persuasions. As
a result, the party spends most of its time in internal power struggles,
incapable of confronting the Marxist left running today’s DNC
and the country.
“we the people,” which many originally thought to be a “conservative
insurgency,” like the GOP, is more divided than ever due to competing
political views and agendas within the movement, in the end, leaving
only an impotent force of no real concern to the Marxist Left.
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the movement itself, the current GOP is a blurry abyss of competing
interests. Before any real conservative revival can happen, these groups
must purge themselves of non-conservative people and their agendas.
It’s time to secure the “conservative” tent and forget
about the notion that a “conservative” revival can happen
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common definitions with proper definitions. Clearly, our Founders didn’t
mean food stamps or free cell phones for Obama supporters when they wrote
the “general welfare” clause in the constitution. But that’s
how left-wing academics define that clause today.