All to often I am asked “can’t we all just get along?” My answer is no and here’s why.
I am a Conservative. When I say that, it means something. It is backed by an ideology and policies that I wholeheartedly believe in. Conservatism is not a “feeling,” it does not change.
Conservatism is the belief in a limited government. This is what our Founding Father’s believed in too. This was the whole point of our Constitution, to limit the role of Government overreach. Liberals like big government. They believe that the government knows better than the individual.
Conservatism is the belief that ALL LIFE is sacred and Must be protected. I am pro-life. I believe that a baby in the womb is LIFE, and science agrees. According to our 14th Amendment Life should/must be protected. I am a mom. I have carried three babies inside my womb. My babies were separate from me, though they briefly lived inside of me. They should be entitled to the same rights as you or me. Liberals believe that babies in the womb have no rights till they are born. Hillary Clinton: an unborn person has no constitutional rights.
Conservatism believes that the Second Amendment must be protected. The Government doesn’t give us our rights, they are inherently ours because we are Citizens of the United States of America. As a woman and a firearm owner, I can protect myself because that is my right. It is what equalizes me physically to a man when it comes down to self defense. Liberals believe that the Government needs to intervene on an Amendment that they have no claim to.
Our Founding Father’s were Christian Men. This nation was founded upon Judeo Christian Principles. When you study Christianity, the concept that the individual matters is key throughout Jesus’s teachings. In Luke 15:4, Jesus states “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?” Our country was founded upon INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY. Our Constitutional was written around the biblical principles that the individual matters. Conservatism advocates for the individual’s right. We are a Constitutional Republic not a Democracy. In a Democracy the majority rules. In a Constitutional Republic the individual is protected from the majority through Constitutional Law. Today Liberal policies have morphed from Classic Liberalism (which is now Libertarian today) to Socialistic in nature. Socialism is an ideology/policies that advocate for a collective ownership. Production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. Where there is Socialism, the Individuals voice is not heard and these policies in fact oppose the Constitution.
I believe that spending to get out of debt is absurd. 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….this is why as a nation we are 20+trillion in debt. If you had 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?” THIS WOULD NEVER happen! Conservatism is in actuality common sense. Our government has driven us deeper and deeper into debt-at some point our creditors will want to collect! Liberals spend and take. They are opposed to tax cuts and advocate for government subsidies that we cannot afford, because we don’t have the money! The Government does not produce, it takes. It takes from the tax payer, and there are now more and more takers instead of givers -Over 45% of the population doesn’t contribute in taxes!
So simply put, this is why we can’t all get along.
Liberals vehemently oppose Conservative principles and they daily attack those that defend them.
Below is a video I shot a while back explaining “why I am Conservative.”