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This site represents honest conservatism, you know, the type of conservatism that is not afraid to acknowledge that our nation was founded on the principles and values of Classical Liberals. Indeed they were not only liberal in their thinking they were in fact extremely revolutionary in pursuit of their vision.
Conservatism is about preserving the classical liberal principles of our founders while at the same time recognizing and acknowledging that as the world changes, as knowledge grows exponentially, as we become increasingly global and thus more interdependent, we remain ready and willing to adapt to modern realities. Unfortunately for America it is becoming increasingly evident that present day republicans, conservatives, libertarians, and neocons either fail to understand this, refuse to acknowledge it or both. Given this fact it is reasonable to make the statement that present day groups as noted are in fact reactionary, which is to say they favor a return to the status quo of a past era, 1776 to be precise.
While feeling thankful, as well as grateful, for the giants of American Classical Liberalism I decided to fire up my computer and see what was going on at some of the regular "conservative" sites I visit from time to time. One particular site whose administrator I believe is educated and knowledge gave me plenty to think about so I hung around for awhile. What I read convinced me my that 1) my above assessment is in fact correct, and 2) this nation will indeed be in dire circumstances should present republican party "conservatism" prevail.
One particular comment is responsible for this evening's post. It was clear from this comment there is most definitely something to be very concerned with, at least from my perspective anyway. They say ignorance is bliss which may or may not be true. However it is true for sure that ignorance can, and often is dangerous.
TruthseekerJuly 4, 2014 at 4:55:00 PM EDT
On This July 4th, DON'T "Thank A Liberal".... The liberals on these blogs always boast that the likes of Jefferson and Washington and Hamilton and Adams and Franklin and many other founding fathers were "liberals", and we should all "thank a liberal" for what the founding fathers risked everything to achieve.
This is, of course, absolute NONSENSE, and the liberals should hide their faces in SHAME for even suggesting that our founding fathers would have condoned, defended, and supported today's liberal social and economic agendas.
Would our Founding Fathers have supported a bloated, reckless, out-of-control federal government?
Would they have supported aborting millions of unborn babies under the guise of "privacy" and "reproductive rights"?
Would they have supported marriage between two men and marriage between two women?
Would they have supported the influx of millions of illegal aliens streaming across our borders unchecked?
Would they have supported providing millions of illegal aliens with federal and state-funded education, food, housing, and medical care?
Would they have supported deficit spending, crushing national debt, and the fiat currency system?
Would they have supported the creation of the Federal Reserve System and the resulting manipulation of our money supply and our country's economic health by the Federal Reserve Board?
Would they have supported the executive branch bypassing the legislative and judicial branches and unilaterally making laws via Executive Orders?
Would they have supported our participation in military actions in foreign countries that did not pose direct threats to the United States?
Would they have supported the breakdown of the family unit through divorce or illegitimacy or abuse or irresponsibility?
Would they have supported the erosion of state's rights via the judiciary?
Would they have supported the erosion of religious freedoms?
Would they have supported a gridlocked legislative branch and an extremely partisan and subjective judicial branch?
Would they have supported the widespread voter fraud that has affected countless local, state, and federal elections?
Would they have supported negotiating with terrorist organizations for the release of American hostages?
The answer to all of these questions is a resounding ABSOLUTELY NOT!
So today, if you must "thank a liberal" for something, thank them for ALL of the items I listed, and while you're at it, thank a few Faux Conservatives, those batty Libertarians and Republicans (RINO’S) too!
Consider the above and after doing so draw your own informed opinion. That is after all what a Classical Liberal as well as a true honest 21st century conservative does. Be sure to spend time ready all the comments as they will prove to be quite instructive.
On a side note Paul Harvey, always one of my favorites, really rocks on this video.