I was a conservative in my late teens and early 20’s. I was actually a delegate at a state convention when conservative Governors were running against each other looking for their parties nomination.
IMO, the party of conservatives, when it comes down to it are NOT for not big government. They are for a different type of big government than liberals. They support the wars that cost a fortune.
How many support the ‘war on terror’?
Guess what, it’s logically impossible to have a ‘war on terror’. Terrorism is a military tactic. One can not have a war against a military tactic. A flanking maneuver is another valid example of a different military tactic. But one can not have a war on 'flanking maneuvers.
So if you’ve been duped into believing that one can actually have a war on terrorism you have signed up for a war that will last one million years. What will the cost of that be? How will it manifest itself 40 years from now?
This is aside from the fact that conservatives mostly (please correct me if I’m wrong and most all conservatives have been AGAINST the wars that the US has participated in during the past 40 years. The cost of these wars was enormous.
And now conservatives are buying into the falacy that one can have a war on terrorism? This is essentially singing up for the Patriot Act and every other erosion of my rights and your rights which will continue and continue as this so called war continues. Are you for everyone being ‘chipped’ with RFID chips to tell who are the good guys (and who are the…maybe…bad guys?) Are you for national ID cards. That reminds me of Nazi Germany “Das Papers!”
This all costs money, grows government, and erodes our freedoms all at the same time.
And if you have been duped inot believing that it’s possible to have a war on terror or terrorism, I don’t blame you. People don’t know what they don’t know.
But now you have been educated on the matter and if you continue to support a ‘war on terror’ or a war on terrorism you now have been told, have had it explained to you, why this is impossible in very simple and plain language. So I question the sanity and true motives of anyone who still supports a war on terror after learning that terrorism is a military tactic and one can NOT have a war on a military ***tactic. ***
Want big brother leaning over everyone’s shoulders to make sure they are where they are supposed to be and have the correct documents to prove it? This costs money, grows government, takes away freedoms. At what lengths will you go to along these lines? Will you have your grandkids ‘chipped’ when it’s pitched as a way to ‘track’ children so that if they are abducted they can be located by looking for their chip like a gps?
People were sold on the fact that a ss number would never be used to identify people. Big fat lie, used for that routinely.
People were told that asset forfeiture laws were to target the rare and elusive international drug lord with billions at his disposal, so much money the gov’t needed a special tool… one that allowed them to confiscate property without proving any guilt on the part of the party whose property they confiscated. Know how they use that law now? They use it to confiscate used cars of regular working citizens who might happen to have a small ammt of a drug in their car.
When that law was proposed, if they told me that it would be used to take away my neighbors son’s used car, a kid putting himself through college, because he had a joint in his car I would have NEVER been for it. If I was told that law would be used to conficate the residence of parents of a child who, unbeknownst to the parents, was selling pot out of their family home…I would never have been for it. The average asset forfeiture isn’t 20 million for a drug lords yacht, or their 250K farrari, it’s some poor schmucks used toyota worth like 3 grand.
People wer told that the extra punnishment for selling drugs in a school zone would be used not in the way they advertized on TV… which was by showing some very seedy looking character selling a vial of crack through a school yard fence to a 12 year old kid while the camera fanned out to show the basketball court littered with empty crack vials…if they told me that not only would it be used in those very rare instances…but it would be used in basially every single case where 2 people are involved in a drug transaction…even if it was in a car out of sight…even if it was in a house out of sight…even if it was done at night when no kids were out…even if it were done between 2 50 year old men who both believe that anyone who sells or gives any drugs to kids should receive the death penalty…if they told me it would be routinely used in all of those cases and adults selling drugs to 12 year olds on school yards basically never happpens in the first place…I never would have been for it.
So gov’t always makes a law then uses the law to cast a wider and wider net around more and more citizens. And conservatives are the ones who supported all of those laws.
And they will be the ones who want national ID cards and then want everyone chipped.
I like my freedom. If you want to give yours away, more power to you. But to think you have the right to give mine away makes me not trust or respect you.
Conservatives support big government. This is your wake up call. So WAKE UP and stop the madness. PALEASE!