What is conservatism? 🤔🇺🇸
Tackling the tough question; what is conservatism?
Let’s dive in and see what’s really behind the word so flippantly tossed around for so many decades.
Language has become rather cavalier as far as application to actual definition. Some falsely claim the label to broaden appeal during elections, others pervert the term to demonize them.
In this case, conservative is hard to define by outside observers, therefore perverted.
The focus on individualism is the reason behind this difficulty. Individuals are different, if many in a group are different from one and other, they’re hard to define as a group.
Hard to keep them ‘in line’ too, another common difficulty conservatives face internally.
It has been said that tensions have never been higher in society. This claim is made more and more. An understandable perception if you consume a lot of cable news and social media. This perception that is actually completely false. A thread 🤔
The saturation of cable news networks driving agendas and sensationalism help create a perception of deep division.
Add in social media echo chambers and the illusion is firmly reinforced.
Note: on social media it’s not always YOUR voice echoed. That is important to understand.
Tensions are rather high and many are emboldened to childishly act out. There are large enough percentages of the population actually protesting against the natural rights our nation was founded upon and the few funding, organizing, and steering drones or "useful idiots".
On July 4th 1776 our nations first founding document was produced. The Declaration of Independence. This profoundly important FOUNDING DOCUMENT has within it not only the grievances to sever from King George’s England
Also alludes to the eventual governmental construct set forth in the constitution over a decade later and establishes man’s natural rights bestowed upon mankind by GOD.
God is mentioned four times in the Declaration. The obvious one we all remember ‘endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’
On this one year anniversary of the election of Donald J Trump to the presidency of the United States, we take a moment to reflect upon the past and ponder our path forward. Without question, the election of President Trump saved our Union from a race to oblivion.
As the past year has shown, we have major issues within our government and its going to take YEARS to right the ship. One man, one election is not going to do it. Voting republican or voting this or that is not sufficient on its own. The governmental problems are systemic.
For over a century the progressives have had it their goal to tear down our system of government. That damned Constitution is simply too rigid for those with grand ambitions. The Constitution that preserves our rights and our Union is seen as an obstacle to those people.