Thursday, February 23, 2017

Does anybody really know what a Conservative is? Does anybody really care?




Strident Conservative/David Leach -- 

A couple of days ago I wrote a piece about how the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) had become a place where conservatism had been replaced by compromise. And I concluded that conservatism was in danger of being destroyed unless Conservatives rededicated themselves to their principles.

Here’s how I defined it:
The root word of conservative is conserve. Conservatives are supposed to work to conserve the principle of our God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and to conserve the constitution designed to protect those rights. Since these rights come from God and not the government, there is the added responsibility to conserve morality. For as John Adams once said, “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
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