Let's get down to it: Define Conservative!

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    A few of you have called me a DU troll (whatever that is), a caricaturist, a fake conservative. Whatever. That's okay. That's free speech. I really think our President believes in freedom, as Goldwater and Reagan did. But I think some of his helpers dislike freedom, as defined by our Constitution, and by Jefferson and Madison, true American patriots! My definition of Conservatism is: Maximum freedom, maximum personal responisibility; the less government the better. And what's yours? Does Conservatism still mean to conserve our freedom? Do you believe in our Constitution? Or is it just outdated parchment? Lay it all out, plain and simple. Do you all believe in real freedom, or pretend freedom? The next election will be about our belief in freedom.
     
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    Conservatives believe in the values that have made societies strong and cohesive throughout history, including industriousness, identity, morality and purpose. Libs believe in handouts, confusion of identity, immorality, and purposelessness.
     
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    I am what I call a "Conservative Libertarian"...

    I believe in certain principles... listed here in no particular order.

    1. The individual is the ultimate minority.
    2. The Constitution was written to protect the minority from the government.
    3. That no law should be made without a direct and obvious victim.
    4. The least amount of government possible to get the necessary job done.
    5. The limits placed in the constitution on the government should be strictly enforced.
    6. That the free market is the ultimate expression of individual liberty.
    7. That "government help" is an oxymoron and is actually synonomous with "ultimate dependancy".

    There are probably more, but I do not doubt that you can get the basic idea.
     
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    Instead of going on myself with my own explaination of what conservative is, I was going to do some research first and see if I could find a website that said what I was going to, and just copy and paste it.

    So, I googled "conservative values", and all I found was a shit load of liberal websites bashing conservatives. Does this surprize me, since everyone knows google is a bastion for liberal gargabe? No.

    So my short answer... what is a conservative? The direct opposite of a liberal.
     
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    And if you truly do not know what DU really is, click my nutjob link in my signature.
     
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    A conservative is one who believes in maximum individual liberty and minimum government, as defined in the Constitution.
     
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    How so?

    The Patriot Act, NSA monitoring of terrorists, freedom to kill an unborn? In which manner will politicians be debating freedom this election?
     
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    That shit is hard to look at no1. Such hate, such venom and loathing for America... maaaaaan what a bunch of lunatics.
     
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    I am trying to associate it in search engines with that word... spiders find my link and associate it and if it happens often enough it will end up being the top search option for that word....
     
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