Monday, October 19, 2009

5 Principles of Conservatism

I resurrected this blog entry from my Myspace blog, November 14, 2008. It is still relevant today:

The next time you find yourself cornered by a liberal who attacks you by saying crap like "You don't care about the poor" or "You're just another right-wing wacko" or some crap, lay this on them:

5 Principles of Conservatism.
1. Individual Rights
2. Personal Responsibility
3. Low Taxation
4. Limited Government
5. Strong Defense

Don't ever give in to them and be apologetic for your conservative views again. I got these talking points listening to the Wilkow Majority on satellite yesterday, and I think he has a good point. When a liberal corners you at say a dinner party, and starts harassing you for your conservative views, it's kind of like a schoolyard fight. Everyone else kind of crowds around to see who wins. Let's say that they start calling you out, stating that you don't care about the poor or those on welfare. Don't stand there and defend it. That's playing into their hand. They clearly have a counter-argument, backed with some ridiculous "fact" that they will use to make you look like a bumbling idiot. What good will that do for you?

No, just diffuse it.

Tell the liberal he or she:Conservatives care about 5 major principles:

1. Individual Rights
2. Personal Responsibility
3. Low Taxation
4. Limited Government
5. Strong Defense

Then ask them down the line:"Do you support individual rights?""Do you support personal responsibility?""Do you believe in lower taxes?""Do you believe in limited government?""Do you believe in a strong defense for America?"Any one person will likely say "YES" to all these points above. Who wouldn't? Well, Carl Marx being the exception here. That's the point. Nobody should say no to any of these principles. If you found yourself saying yes to all these principles, and you think you are a liberal, then you need to go back and rethink what a liberal is and what a conservative is.

-James

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I liked this when I read it on your "MySpace" page. I never could remember the 5 things though. Thanks for putting it on here.

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