What wrong with Conservatives?

I was watching Bill Whittle‘s speech on YouTube and after it I was left wondering what is wrong with Conservatives?  Watch the speech first, maybe the answer can be found there.

So what is wrong with Conservatives?  Bill thinks that it is because we don’t believe our message and he has a point, but only to an extent.  It not just that some don’t believe the message is that we don’t express it.  We can believe it but when it comes down to it we just don’t know how to express it, we sugar-coated it.  We try to express our ideals by what the other side is saying.

You see a Progressive listening to that wonderful speech, would say that Bill is a war-mongering, agitator, a bully in other words.  They would not get pass that to understand that he is not proposing attacks or more war, but he is holding the other people responsible for their actions.  If the Iranians want to support those that are killing Americans, then they will face the consequences of that decision, because we will retaliate.  See the difference.

Some would say that Bill is uncaring for suggesting that attacks against innocents is the way to act.  I see it as he is very caring, about American lives, first.  We are citizens of the World but we live in America, the citizens of Iran, North Korea, Russia, etc  don’t care about us,  in fact they want to become Americans citizens themselves.

Some have said that Romney would be rude for talking about how rich he compared to others.  Why, he made the money, it is his.  He pays his taxes, and besides the point is that any of us, could be him.  Any of us if we are successful can become a Romney, or a Buffett, or a Trump or a Gates.  How many other places on Earth can say that,  that working out of your garage you could become a billionaire and not have noble birth or are a member of the Communist Party.

There was a time when becoming a millionaire was something rare, a very limited club exclusive to the royalty and country leaders, now in the US alone there are 9 million millionaires, many who started with just and idea and a dream.  We use to celebrate that, they were our role models, today we denigrate them.  It is ironic to me that so many of these are proponents or called themselves Progressives, like Buffett whose company has been fighting the IRS for 10 years.  People like those actors who profess to support every Progressive idea, but have teams of lawyers and accountants to ensure every penny they earned is protected from the taxman.

What is wrong with Conservatives? I have heard civil rights leaders proclaim that Conservatives don’t care about them or their issues.   I have heard some say that Conservatives want to put chains on them again.  When the reality is that we want to unchained them, allow them to reach their potential.  We don’t think that they are less smart, and try to dumb down test so they can pass them.  We think they can be just as intelligent and more.

Conservatives don’t want to remove the safety net, we want the net to catch them when they stumbled, allowing them to get back on their feet,  we just don’t want that net to become a blanket for them to hide under.  Conservatives don’t think it is their business to tell  adult people what to eat,  how much soda to drink, which doctor they can see.  We understand that some schools are better that other, that human, so we want to give vouchers for those willing, or wanting the option for private schools.  We think that a bureaucrat in Washington is not better equipped that the local school board to determine the needs of our kids.

Conservatives believes that we have laws as set forth by the Constitution, that are pretty damn good, it is not a living organism  and it some things can be improved upon, but it has served us well for all of 237 years, there is a reason countries when crafting their own constitutions use ours as a guide.

We believe in freedom of choice, freedom of association, freedom of the press, freedom of speech and freedom to fail or succeed.  Is is a fact that not everyone can become a millionaire, but everyone should have the ability to.  We believe that if you come to our country illegally and break the rules, you don’t get rewarded for that.   Imagine if someone breaks into your house, and sets up camp, without your permission or invitation,  that person eats your food, watches cable  you pay for, perhaps that person even assists you in some way but the fact remains that he broke into your home and now you can’t get rid of him.  That is how Conservatives feel about illegals, it is not that we are uncaring for their plight,  we understand why you want to live in my house and enjoy what I have, but the difference I paid for it, and I did not invite you.

What is wrong with Conservatives?  Well I guess we are uncaring, we believe that you are responsible for your personal choices, if you had unprotected sex, and you got pregnant, you should bear the consequences of that choice, and please don’t ask me to pay for your contraceptives, I am not enjoying the act so why should I pay for it.  We spend millions to educate kids about the birds and the bees, so they should be not surprise if you do the deed and seed is planted.

We don’t like quotas, set asides, graduated scores, affirmative action of any kind, you should succeed on your merits and not as a result of a formula that someone came up with.  We believe that government is working for the people not the people working for the government.  That it should spend the money that we provide properly, with a balance budget, without deficits and in the open.  That government workers are there to serve us, their employers, when government workers are earning more than those in private practice then we have a problem.

We believe that as Bill says entitled to your own opinion, just not your own facts.  What is wrong with Conservatives?

Nothing, maybe we just change the name, Tea Party anyone!

 

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