Liberals are taught to think that anyone on the right is evil and stupid, because it’s a lot safer than engaging in informed and level-headed debate/discussions over principles.
I’m basically a conservative because 1) I believe that government should be limited, and have less control in the lives of citizens 2) I do not believe that people are basically good, just misunderstood 3) the world is pretty sick and messed up, but there are things more important than being nice, and those things are worth fighting for.
I believe in private charity - not in government handouts.
I believe the American government should protect its people first - not treat it as just another country in the U.N. roster.
I believe in free speech - not the right to be free from being offended.
I believe all men are created equal - not that it’s the government’s place to control success in order to keep everyone at an equal level.
I believe in hard work and responsibility - not in the vague term “social justice” or “fairness.” After all, what is your “fair share” of what someone else has worked for?
These are tricky areas for debate with liberals, or anyone for that matter. Talk about principles and cause-and-effect instead of resorting to calling names.
Of course, anyone who declares these kind of ideas is just “parroting” some talkshow “nutjob” though, so what do I know…[/quote]
That is more of the Libertarian views on thing, you understand conservatism is conserving the Federal government correct? Same party as Lincoln, the guy that started a war over people believing they had the God given right to leave the U.S. because they didn’t want to be governed by someone they did not believe represented them and be taxed on their labor.