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    True North: The Principles of Conservatism

    I thought I'd post this in response to to SonOfDaedalus's "Do conservatism see any injustice in society. (Do conservatives see ANY injustice in society?)

    The point to grasp is that Republicans are not conservatives nor are conservatives Republicans. Republicans are POLITICIANS, who may claim to espouse conservative principles, especially at election time, but their foremost goal is POLITICIAL POWER. Read that sentence again. To be clear Trump is not a conservative, nor is McConnell, Romney or any other Republican. Read that again. Conservatism is a set of principles that define an ideology comprises what those of us who embrace it feel are the principles which assure our prosperity and continuing safety.

    1.The federal government exists to preserve life, liberty and property, and it is instituted to protect the rights of individuals according to natural law. Among these rights are the sanctity of life; the freedom of speech, religion, the press, and assembly; the right to bear arms; the right of individuals to be treated equally and justly under the law; and to enjoy the fruits of ones labor.

    2. The federal government’s powers are limited to those named in the Constitution and should be exercised solely to protect the rights of its citizens. As Thomas Jefferson said, “The government closest to the people serves the people best.” Powers not delegated to the federal government, nor prohibited by the Constitution, are reserved to the states or to the people.

    3. Judges should interpret and apply our laws and the Constitution based on their original meaning, not upon judges’ personal and political predispositions.

    4. Individuals and families—not government—make the best decisions regarding their and their children’s health, education, jobs, and welfare.

    5. The family is the essential foundation of civil society, and traditional marriage serves as the cornerstone of the family.

    6. federal deficit and debt must not place unreasonable financial burdens on future generations.

    7. Tax policies should raise only the minimum revenue necessary to fund constitutionally appropriate functions of government.

    8. America’s economy and the prosperity of individual citizens are best served by a system of free enterprise, with special emphasis on economic freedom, private property rights, and the rule of law. This system is best sustained by policies promoting free trade and deregulation, and opposing government interventions in the economy that distort markets and impair innovation.

    9. Regulations must not breach constitutional principles of limited government and the separation of powers.

    10.America must be a welcoming nation—one that promotes patriotic assimilation and is governed by laws that are fair, humane, and enforced to protect its citizens.

    11, Justice requires an efficient, fair, and effective criminal justice system—one that gives defendants adequate due process and requires an appropriate degree of criminal intent to merit punishment.

    12. International agreements and international organizations should not infringe on American’s constitutional rights, nor should they diminish American sovereignty.

    13, America is strongest when our policies protect our national interests, preserve our alliances of free peoples, vigorously counter threats to our security, and advance prosperity through economic freedom at home and abroad.

    14. The best way to ensure peace is through a strong national defense.
    The more a nation drifts from the TRUTH

    The more it will hate those who speak it

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    Re: True North: The Principles of Conservatism

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    I thought I'd post this in response to to SonOfDaedalus's "Do conservatism see any injustice in society. (Do conservatives see ANY injustice in society?)

    The point to grasp is that Republicans are not conservatives nor are conservatives Republicans. Republicans are POLITICIANS, who may claim to espouse conservative principles, especially at election time, but their foremost goal is POLITICIAL POWER. Read that sentence again. To be clear Trump is not a conservative, nor is McConnell, Romney or any other Republican. Read that again. Conservatism is a set of principles that define an ideology comprises what those of us who embrace it feel are the principles which assure our prosperity and continuing safety.
    Then Obama, Warren and sanders are not liberals

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    Re: True North: The Principles of Conservatism

    Quote Originally Posted by vegas giants View Post
    Then Obama, Warren and sanders are not liberals
    Ok, true they're socialists or at best "progressives".
    The more a nation drifts from the TRUTH

    The more it will hate those who speak it

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    Re: True North: The Principles of Conservatism

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    Ok, true they're socialists or at best "progressives".
    And republicans are fascists or at best neo fascists.


    You can throw terms around pretty quickly for Democrats but dint like them for Republicans

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    Re: True North: The Principles of Conservatism

    There's way too many -isms out there for me to give 'em much thought. Just let me die watching a Clint Eastwood movie and I'll be fine. And treat people how you'd like to be treated of course.

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    Re: True North: The Principles of Conservatism

    Quote Originally Posted by vegas giants View Post
    Then Obama, Warren and sanders are not liberals
    Obama was a corporatist, Sanders is a socialist, and Warren...well, I think warren is a politician. (That's not a comment)

    Put Sanders on the ticket, I will vote for him. But...will the DNC allow him on the ticket? Unlikely.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: True North: The Principles of Conservatism

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    Ok, true they're socialists or at best "progressives".
    Neither of which are good for America.
    ...that still, small voice that is in the back of your mind that says: He's right...

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    Re: True North: The Principles of Conservatism

    Quote Originally Posted by vegas giants View Post
    Then Obama, Warren and sanders are not liberals
    What are they then?
    Democrat Representative Mike Quigley: Hearsay "Can Be Much Better" Evidence Than Direct Evidence"
    "If you accept all of their presumptions, it would be obstruction. But impeachments have to be based on proof, not presumptions.” -Professor Jonathan Turley

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    Re: True North: The Principles of Conservatism

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    What are they then?
    Based on the OP they are politicians. Do you agree?

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    Re: True North: The Principles of Conservatism

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Obama was a corporatist, Sanders is a socialist, and Warren...well, I think warren is a politician. (That's not a comment)

    Put Sanders on the ticket, I will vote for him. But...will the DNC allow him on the ticket? Unlikely.
    The DNC is crooked.
    Democrat Representative Mike Quigley: Hearsay "Can Be Much Better" Evidence Than Direct Evidence"
    "If you accept all of their presumptions, it would be obstruction. But impeachments have to be based on proof, not presumptions.” -Professor Jonathan Turley

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