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Thread: When You Hear "Conservative", which Idea First Comes to Mind?

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    Re: When You Hear "Conservative", which Idea First Comes to Mind?

    Recognition of financial reality. Conservatives acknowledge that there is a limit as to how much of future revenue can be spent now (by means of borrowing) before you begin to unduly enslave the next generation. Money doesn't grow on trees. When you are as indebted as we are as a nation, the rational plan of action is to stimulate revenue growth, so as to have more money for debt repayment and increases in operational costs AFTER the debt is contained. Conservatism is the exact opposite of what is happening now.

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    Re: When You Hear "Conservative", which Idea First Comes to Mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    It is a good read I own a copy of the The Conservative Mind.
    Out of pure curiosity, why does a very liberal person own this book? Did a conservative give it to you? :-)

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    Re: When You Hear "Conservative", which Idea First Comes to Mind?

    First thing: Small Government.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: When You Hear "Conservative", which Idea First Comes to Mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    When I hear conservative, I think of a person who wants small government, free markets, and believes highly in the second amendment. And guess what, all of those are good things.
    I think of someone who wants freedom for themselves but wants to limit the freedoms of others and wants war, war, war.

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    Re: When You Hear "Conservative", which Idea First Comes to Mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I'd like to change my answer.

    I think of bls.gov.

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    Re: When You Hear "Conservative", which Idea First Comes to Mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    Recognition of financial reality. Conservatives acknowledge that there is a limit as to how much of future revenue can be spent now (by means of borrowing) before you begin to unduly enslave the next generation. Money doesn't grow on trees. When you are as indebted as we are as a nation, the rational plan of action is to stimulate revenue growth, so as to have more money for debt repayment and increases in operational costs AFTER the debt is contained. Conservatism is the exact opposite of what is happening now.
    All sane people recognize that.

    On the other hand, it sure as hell wasn't a liberal who said "deficits don't matter."
    Last edited by StillBallin75; 01-07-12 at 08:45 PM.

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    Re: When You Hear "Conservative", which Idea First Comes to Mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    I think of someone who wants freedom for themselves but wants to limit the freedoms of others and wants war, war, war.
    You are quite wrong then. The people you are thinking of are neo-conservatives, not actual conservatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    You are quite wrong then. The people you are thinking of are neo-conservatives, not actual conservatives.
    Not really.
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    Re: When You Hear "Conservative", which Idea First Comes to Mind?

    It sure as hell wasn't a conservative, either. If you're not a conservative, then you're either a liberal or a liberal hybrid.

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    Re: When You Hear "Conservative", which Idea First Comes to Mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbelt View Post
    It sure as hell wasn't a conservative, either. If you're not a conservative, then you're either a liberal or a liberal hybrid.
    That's flat out untrue.

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