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What Conservatives Really Believe

The left enjoys calling out Conservatives as
“racists” or “philistines” who supposedly “don’t care
about the plight of the poor and working men and women of America”, all
the while disregarding the truth about what Conservatives really believe. The
left has won the battle over public opinion simply by demonizing the values of
the hardworking men and women of which America is mad of, convincing Americans
that those values and beliefs are products of a bygone era, are antiquated
beliefs predicated on a medieval system of values, and that those Americans
should abandon these beliefs which have been the basis of Western society since
its conception.

 

The moment has come, Conservatives, to stand up to the left
and tell the American people what we really stand for, and they will find that
they stand with us in all the major fights of this political era. We cannot
continue to allow our opponents to define us, because the definition will never
be friendly. We must stand up for what we believe in, or our party, our
movement, and most of all, our country will fall apart. For our beliefs in
family, free men and markets, limited government, the culture of life,
inalienable rights, and the power of the individual is the way out of these
economic and cultural woes we find ourselves in today.

 

We Conservatives believe it is a moral imperative to create
an economic system of empowerment, not entitlement, creating a culture in which
the poorest among us can find the same success that the rest of us have. We
believe that this cannot be done by punishing the successful, but rather by
promoting the wealth that they have accumulated as the standard for all
Americans, regardless of birth status, race, or creed. We believe that the
Government should not take from those who have achieved the American dream to
“spread” it around to those who have not, because doing so will trap
the poor in their own poverty. We believe that we should not allow those who
are poor to remain permanently on Government handouts, because we teach them
and their offspring to not be productive citizens of a free society, thus exacerbating
their poverty and extending their own personal economic malaise. We believe
that capitalism is the only moral economic system, for it gives the individual
the power to craft their own future.

 

As Conservatives, we understand that the nuclear family of a
single man and a single wife, bonded in holy matrimony in order to rear the
next generation, is the cornerstone of a healthy society, a healthy economy,
and ordered liberty. Without a strong family, the next generation will cease to
be contributing members of society, and our nation will descend into the same
abyss that most of the rest of the world finds itself in today. We recognize
that without a culture that places a strong emphasis on life, we cannot have a
healthy republic predicated on the idea that liberty is a condition of life. We
recognize the moral imperative to cease the punishment of the family through
the tax code, the welfare system, and the economic system of redistribution,
which will forever corrupt the moral bonds of the family. Thus, Conservatives
need to explain to the American people that this is not simply a battle over abortion,
a battle over homosexuality, or a battle over economics, but rather a battle
over the moral fiber of this country.

 

We Conservatives recognize that our government’s first role
is to protect the people from the forces of evil. We recognize the difference
between good and evil, and that America must stand for the former. We recognize
that we cannot back down when faced by an enemy who stands for evil, and that
we should not attempt to appease them because they will strengthen rather than
weaken through that process. We Conservatives recognize that if America ceases
to stand up for freedom, then the cause of liberty will be lost worldwide.
Above all, we recognize that while war is one of the vilest things known to
mankind, there are things that are worse, such as genocide, oppression, and
slavery.

 

The name of Conservatism has been dragged through the mud by
the left and the elite, who look down on these values that define our movement
and our country. We need to redefine the name and reintroduce these concepts to
the American people so that they know what Conservatives really believe. If we
do not redefine the debate based on our beliefs and our conviction that our
policies will decrease poverty, increase liberty, strengthen our family and our
society, and protect our innocents and children. And that is what we must tell
the American people in the upcoming election.

 

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