I want to address a question that I have constantly asked individuals; “what is a conservative to you, and, which party do you believe holds true the conservative values”? In full disclosure, I am or was a Republican ran for the US Congress twice and no, I am not a sore loser. I’m first without reservation a 100% true American non-hyphenated and to some maybe considered a Heinz 57 variety, not of blue blood but of the mutt variety.
When you study the question of the aforementioned paragraph, try to step outside your partisan belief and become an objective thinker, as my Dad who had an eighth grade education would say: “do not believe anything you hear and only half of what you see”.
The term conservative has a broad meaning. You can be a fiscal conservative, yet be moral liberals, like Tammy Bruce or Margaret Hoover, or hold true to your hearts both fiscal and moral conservatives. I am the latter, because I do not believe God compromises what He has written or had written in the Bible. The Culture Vulcher segment on the O’Reilly factor, Margaret Hoover refers to people like me as old time generation and those of the moral progressives will change the Republican Party. If this is true, then I have to ask myself, what is the difference between the republican and democrat parties? I use to think that one of our U.S. Senators was a dual conservative both moral and fiscal, until he got caught doing footsie’s in the men’s public bathroom in Minnesota.
Webster’s dictionary says a conservative is: “resistant to change”. So if I want to preserve the Constitution and believe our liberties are from God as stated in the Declaration of Independence and do not want it changed then I’m resistant and therefore a conservative. If I believe that Congress violated section 9, ‘bill of attainder” “a Bill of Attainder is meant to mean a bill that has a negative effect on a single person or group, where over 85 Republican voted with 243 Demcrats to use IRS as a secret police, which I am resistent too, then I must be a conservative.
If I am resistent to government conducting Cap & Trade on energy because I know it will trickle down to even the poorest of individuals as companies past the cost down to the consumer, and congress wants people to believe it will only effect those who make $200,000.00 or more, then I must be a conservative.
If I believe that the Supreme Court is wrong in its opinion of what constitutes separation of church and state, misrepresenting Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist, making it impossible for children to pray on public grounds, or having a statue with the ten commandments, which I am resistent (disagree) to their opinion, then I must be a conservative. I do remember when the Supreme Court’s opinion supported slavery in the Dred Scott case 1857 slaves as well as free -- were not and could never become citizens of the United States. The court also declared the 1820 Missouri Compromise unconstitutional, thus permitting slavery in all of the country's territories. I would have had I been born opposed to that decision, but I believe I would have been a liberal during that time.
If I believe that a mother does not have the option to terminate a life in her womb, because I find no difference of being in a womb or in a crib, the responsibility of care belongs to the mother, then I am resistant to conventional thinking of Roe vs. Wade and therefore must be a conservative.
If I believe that marriage is between a man and woman only, and homosexuality is a choice not a birthright, I am resistant to the progressive left and therefore would be considered a conservative.
I could go on and on of what I am resistant to, but who are you and what are you resistant too and how do you classify yourself? Do you research the candidates who are supported by a political party to find out who they are, or do you just vote blindly because of the partisan letter by their names? I am and will always be a true conservative, but I am going a little farther, I am now what I have named “BECKOMANIAC” who believes in his 9 principles and 12 values http://www.the912project.com that my so-called-conservative representatives have sadly forgotten. How can I know who is telling me the truth, and I need more substance and proof other than an R beside his or her name?
In summation of my argument on what is a conservative in my opinion, is a person or persons, who believe the foundation of this country began in the Declaration of Independence, and that we are a nation of laws, and that justice is blind; where all are held under the laws equally, and the Constitution of the United States is and will always be the Supreme Law of the Land!
I look forward to your comment, or our anger!