The Conservative Contradiction

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    So many people claim to be conservative out of one side of their mouth, but out the other they bitch and moan about the terrible state of the status quo and lobby for decidedly progressive change. The only theoretically conservative position they hold is abject opposition to all progressive iniatives for change championed by the left. But their opposition is clearly not borne of conservatism, but rather a conflicting progressive agenda.

    True conservatives would oppose radical progressivism from both wings. Faux-conservatives seem to only oppose it when it's coming from left.

    And that's a shame.
     
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    Contradiction

    Oppose Abortion but support the Death Penalty

    Oppose Big Government getting involved in your personal choices but oppose Gay Marriage
     
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    Hypocrisy is the name of their game.
     
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    The media labels everyone so we all feel the need to label ourselves

    If you put 100 conservatives in a room, they will only agree on one thing, lower taxes.

    Everything else is a mixture of opinions.
     
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    Lower taxes huh... :eusa_think:

    Lower than what?
     
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    So, would I be wrong in concluding avarice is the only thing which unites conservatives?
     
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    Heh. Some people just want to say no taxes but realize that sounds completely moronic.
     
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    Conservatism is in itself a contridiction, a paradox if you will, for it is not sutainable - we cannot live in the past.
     
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    The big lies from the repugs are that they hate "Big Government", except when they want it.

    "We don't want some government bureaucrat telling doctors what to do." "We don't want the government in the operating room or the doctor's office." Except when it comes to abortion. Then they are all about "The Government Telling Doctors What To Do."

    Bushie Baby grew the government, and the national debt, the repugs followed in lock step.
     
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    There are contradictions on issues by not their goals.
     

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