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Old 11-08-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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This thread is for those of you who call yourselves conservatives. Explain what you mean by the term. Don't bother showing me links to wikipedia and other references coz I've already checked. I want to hear from you what your conception is of your ideology.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I would add to it and ask: how does your personal belief of being a conservative reflect in your political actions?
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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It's defined quite nicely here: The Kirk Center - Ten Conservative Principles by Russell Kirk (http://www.kirkcenter.org/kirk/ten-principles.html - broken link)
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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It's defined quite nicely here: The Kirk Center - Ten Conservative Principles by Russell Kirk (http://www.kirkcenter.org/kirk/ten-principles.html - broken link)
I just told you not to show me links to someone else's definition.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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He can say it better than I ever could;

C-SPAN Video Player - Rush Limbaugh addresses CPAC

CPAC Speech: Rush's First Televised Address to the Nation

Scroll down a little bit and read what it means to be a conservative.

Actually read what he SAYS about conservatism and tell me if you disagree.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Well for me (and I'm not a conservative), this defines their values.

Conservative economic policies, less taxes, less restrictions. That couple with conservative values, which means they are pro-life (anti-abortion), pro-gun, anti-drug, pro-war, pro-Christian values, anti-gay marriage, etc, etc, etc.

I can honestly say, I would agree with a lot of conservative principals. I'm against big government. However, for me anyway, the personal liberty is a bigger problem than the over spendature. Also, after the last 8 years of runaway conservatisim we needed a little more regulation in the economic front.

Our country runs better when you treat it like a one way street. Government adds some higher curbs, but you can run everywhere in between them. The Bush adminstration removed the damned curbs.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Conservatism is ALL about personal liberty.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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Conservatism is ALL about personal liberty.
So you support gay marriage?
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I just told you not to show me links to someone else's definition.
I agree with Rush's definition. Since I rarely write a tome in response, it is convenient.

Luckily for us, you don't get to dictate the terms of response.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Conservatism is ALL about personal liberty.
Bull crap!

Taking away my right to smoke Marijuana, when it doesn't affect anyone.

Taking away a womans right to choose what she can do with her own body.

Telling people who can and can't get married based on a religious definition.

Those are just a few off the top of my head. Don't get me started on the Patriot Act.
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