Conservatism and Hope

Here is Susan Stamper Brown writing  at Townhall last month:

As we witness the fall and likely deterioration of the small Mediterranean nation of Greece, it would be wise to understand that unless America makes radical corrections, Greece’s fate will be ours. Like in Greece, our politicians are afraid to tell us the truth about soaring debt, out-of-control spending and healthcare costs accounting for 30 percent of the federal budget.

Instead, politicians tell us what we want to hear, but those with common sense understand we’re miserably lost, and the only way to return to safety is to retrace our steps back to the principles we were founded on. Conservatism as a political philosophy gets a bad rap because it’s misunderstood. Many of today’s younger generation equate conservatism with being old fashioned or rigid, when in actuality, the Progressive ideology they are brainwashed to embrace is regressive in nature, surely leading to the same fate as Greece.

Conservatism is not the bogeyman liberals portray. Please allow me to explain.

Conservatism is all about freedom. Real freedom, the true-blue, William Wallace kind of freedom, paid for with the blood of patriots down through the ages and annals of American history. It’s also about real freedom of speech, speaking your mind, being authentic without fear of reprisal…hate-filled threats or labeling. Conservatism reveres freedom of religion. It aligns itself with the Constitution which established no state religion, period. To suggest the Founders established America devoid of Judeo-Christian beliefs is absurd. Nonetheless, activists chip away those freedoms to the point that bakery owners like the ones in Oregon can be gag-ordered (per the National Review) and charged with huge fines simply because their religious convictions disallow them from participation in same-sex weddings. This is the sort of tyrannical behavior America fought against during World War II.

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