I am a Conservative and here is why

I am a Conservative and here is why

I saw a clip of an interview with Dr Ben Carson a few days back that I posted on my 
Conservative Momma Facebook Page. He had the idea of not having an R, D or I next to the candidates name when voting in an election. He claimed this would cause people to actually do some research about WHO they were voting for and WHAT they were voting for, resulting in an educated vote. I love the idea….do I think this will every take place-unfortunately No. 
Republicans have allowed the mainstream media to define who they are-“old white dudes who hate women and homosexuals.” Well first off I am a woman, I am not old-I am technically a “millennial,” and I don’t hate homosexuals.  
Personally I think it’s gotten all clouded. It’s often hard to tell who is who when you look at the cluster F in DC.  I think it’s smartest to go back to core principles and values when figuring out where you stand…
Dr. Carson described himself as an “Independent” who leaned towards Conservative Values……well…I AM a Conservative and here’s why: 

1) I know it’s going out there on a limb these days but I Believe in the Constitution! I believe that our leaders are not exempt from following the constitution! The Constitution has seen us through 44 Presidencies, It has seen us through the exploration of the wild west, the abolition of slavery, the civil war, women’s right to vote, World War 1 and 2, landing on the moon, and all the while making the United States of America the greatest nation on earth…enabling the right to LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS. If you don’t like the Constitution feel free to move to another country that has bigger dreamers, entrepreneurs, risk takers, and world changers ….wait…you won’t find one! 
2) Limited Government! This country was founded by men and women escaping an over reaching government in England! I believe that the government is here to protect and provide essentials for every day life that enable the Individual pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. 
3) Every Life should have a say! Whether that life is in the womb still getting all sassified or old old old and ready to meet the maker! Often people want to get all technical on this issue-I personally believe that you are dead when your heart stops beating and I believe that you are alive if their is a heartbeat. That heart deserves a shot in this world and should be entitled to the same rights as you or I.   
4) Term Limits! I am a strong advocate for #termlimits in Congress…do your time, then get the heck out of there! Not all Conservatives hold this in deep regard but I do! It’s about the people not the politicians….so many congressmen and women have forgotten that we are their bosses and they work for us! 
5) Education-Since the Department of Education was formed in 1980, test scores and scholastic performance has declined! I believe in giving the power back to the states and parents! Why should some out of touch government bureaucrat be deciding what’s best for your child-they are YOUR child-YOU know what’s best- School choice is a must! 
6) I believe the government has completely overreached it’s boundaries in regards to our Personal privacy! No ONE should be spied on without probable cause! Giving up your civil freedoms for protection is enslavement based on fear-a decision based on fear will only further enslave. The violation of our Fourth Amendment that we are witnessing has got to stop! 
7) Second Amendment-it is our Right to keep and bear arms! If this freaks you out…get educated on guns…most who are terrified of them have never held one or taken the time to get informed on the issue! Again…don’t let fear…make decisions for you! I am fully aware that this is a touchy subject to many. I don’t believe though, that Law abiding citizens should have their rights limited because some wacko has gone off the chain. Un-arming law abiding citizens would only fuel the crimes of those who are lawless. 
8) believe that being Conservative means being fiscally Conservative and that is spending what you have, not spending what you don’t have hoping that somehow it’ll all turnaround. If you can’t afford it, don’t buy it. We have watched our Government spend spend spend….thinking that somehow it will all work out….well it doesn’t work like that. For example, if you have massive credit card debt do you keep spending, hoping that the credit card company will send you a letter saying…”hey it’s cool, you don’t have to pay us back,”…..fyi-that will NEVER happen! Our government has driven us deeper and deeper into debt-at some point our creditors will want to collect! STOP THE SPENDING!
9) I believe in Personal Responsibility, you and I are responsible for our own actions not the Governement. I know that the true War on Women is to limit a woman’s concerns to only that of the reproductive system. I am a woman and I will not be put in a box stamped “reproductive rights!” I am much more than that! My concerns, go far beyond what pills the government is buying for me. I am grown and I can do just fine on my own. I have the ability to challenge my government to bigger issues: job growth, school choice, my 1st and 4th Amendments being violated, a president that has violated the Constitution that he swore to protect, the sovereignty of our nations borders, our International influence…need I go on? So no….don’t you dare try to tell me that all I should care about is reproductive rights…to get my vote…mmmkay!
10) Less Taxes: Taxing the hell out of corporations as well as small businesses to the point that they have to close their doors, or move their production overseas…does not stimulate job growth….apparently our President has yet to grasp this seriously soooooo freaking simple concept. 
11) Lastly, I believe America is Exceptional. Not that I am exceptional, or that you are exceptional (though I do believe God’s creation’s have the ability to be exceptional) but that America and what this great nation offers is exceptional. America-though not perfect-has done more GOOD, than any other nation on earth. I will never apologize for being an American, and I do not for a moment take my citizenship for granted.  

and this is why I am a Conservative. 

Reflecting on Primaries

I read an article by the Daily Caller the other day in which Tea Party backed Chris McDaniel said that many conservatives don’t feel welcome in the Republican Party and I soooo relate. 

In my frustration with the Primary Election results on Tuesday night.  I took to social media. I made some comments on a few pages and the response I got was insane! Because I was not supportive of the candidates who won-I was immediately called a ‘closeted leftie’, RINO (Republican in name only) a crazy leftist. I was even told I had my head up my ass-no joke. Now I am a grown woman, I chose to comment and share my thoughts so I can handle the repercussions. 

Once I think that we are starting to get some movement some traction as a party…we come to a halt and I don’t even feel comfortable using the term ‘we’ because ‘we’ stands for unity and I see such division. 

Yes, together in November we will unite but I am telling you-we gotta figure this out now-before it’s too late. The amount of mudslinging and bickering that is taking place is insane. 

The primary reason I was ‘attacked’ was because I disagree with our decision as a party to back many who are part of the Establishment. 

The Establishment-permanent political class (old school Republicans) and Democrats are why we are where we are at as a country. 

Massive Government overreach-the Bush’s implemented this too, BIG government, lot’s of spending….

The last President who inherited a mess and fixed it was Reagan. If I am going to classify myself at this point-I am a Reagan Conservative.  

No president is perfect but the more I learn about him the more I respect and believe in his principles. One of Reagan’s primary goals was to reduce the growth of government spending, he reduced many taxes with the goal of reducing inflation. He was pro-life, there was an attempted assassination on him and yet he remained strongly Pro Gun, he was a Capitalist-a believer in the free market, and believed in giving power back to the states.  

We have drifted from this as a party. Reagan’s simplistic policies with no hidden agendas are no more. What remains is so convoluted and complex. The original intent -‘We the people’ has become-we the super-pacs, the lobbyists, the big corporations. 

I often feel lost in our party because of this. 

When trying to clarify my talking points on the social media fiasco the other night -there was no room for discussion. It resulted in name calling. 

If we are to continue on the path we are on, I question the Republican Party’s survival. There are changes that must be made in the party or it will die.  

What did I and do I suggest: 

We have to go after the young vote! How? They don’t want the government in their business more than anybody! We have to emphasize that the heart of the Conservative movement is getting the government out of our personal business! 

We have to get women to really understand that women’s issues go far beyond birthcontrol and who’s paying for it! 

We have to widen the tent stakes and include minorities and encourage them to lead! The democrats expect them to be an automatic vote-well let’s take that vote-Recruit! 

We all have moments when we are discouraged but I honestly do believe there is a hope. I believe that changes can be made but we have to be willing to listen to each other. We have to be willing to recognize that we as a party must make these changes if we want to win in General Elections….