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what is conservatism?
« on: January 11, 2008, 09:16:36 PM »

conservatists believe in liberty over equality.


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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 01:37:31 PM »
Conservatives believe that "equality" means equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome.
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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2008, 03:13:35 PM »
Conservatives believe in handing people a chance, not chancing on a hand out.




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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2008, 07:29:22 PM »
As a conservative I believe that we are indeed all created equal; however what happens afterwards is completely up to us.
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Women and children are precious resources to be protected at all costs.  Men are expendable commodities whose function is to protect those resources, at all costs.

So how does it feel to know that someone's kid in the heart of america has blood on their hands to defend your rights so you can maintain a lifestyle that insults his family's existence?

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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2008, 07:32:19 PM »
Conservatism is supporting Ron Paul. Just ask certain Admins at a certain board.  :evillaugh:
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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2008, 08:04:34 PM »
Conservatism is: love, compassion, understand, and justices. Kittens and puppies and grand kids.

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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2008, 08:09:06 PM »
Conservatism to me is protecting what we, as a country, hold dear. Opportunities exist. Whether or not you get off your lazy ass to take advantage of them is up to you. I also believe this is the greatest country on Earth. I'd like to conserve that, not be a f'n liberal and see it changed in a fashion seen in Europe. I thought we escaped that shit before.
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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2008, 08:14:17 PM »
Conservatism to me is protecting what we, as a country, hold dear. Opportunities exist. Whether or not you get off your lazy ass to take advantage of them is up to you. I also believe this is the greatest country on Earth. I'd like to conserve that, not be a f'n liberal and see it changed in a fashion seen in Europe. I thought we escaped that shit before.

american exceptionalism is key to conservative thought.

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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2008, 08:15:36 PM »
Personal responsibility.

This is a great thread WE!
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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2008, 08:18:38 PM »
Personal responsibility.

This is a great thread WE!

just for the record, I prefer your standard "Schadenfreude", myself.

and thanks.  I tried this same thread shortly before the paulista invasion, and I got crickets chirping.


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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2008, 08:20:29 PM »
what I meant to say exactly was that conservatives prefer individual liberty to equality enforced by government, especially the central government.  even if the individual makes poor use of his natural liberty.




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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2008, 08:21:32 PM »
Family responsibility.

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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2008, 08:33:23 PM »
The belief that I know better than some bureaucracy what is most important for me and my family.
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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2008, 09:39:04 PM »
Personal responsibility.

This is a great thread WE!

just for the record, I prefer your standard "Schadenfreude", myself.

and thanks.  I tried this same thread shortly before the paulista invasion, and I got crickets chirping.



I changed it back for you.

.... and conservativism does NOT mean you are dead.  :-) 
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Re: what is conservatism?
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2008, 09:49:35 PM »
Personal responsibility.

This is a great thread WE!

just for the record, I prefer your standard "Schadenfreude", myself.

and thanks.  I tried this same thread shortly before the paulista invasion, and I got crickets chirping.



I changed it back for you.

.... and conservativism does NOT mean you are dead.  :-) 

I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.  conservatives hate change.