5-13-09 What Is Conservativism?
What is Conservativism, to me? Its simple, America was founded by Non-Traditional Christians; brilliant men with wisdoms unique and intellects applied.
The conservation of the understanding of the constitution thru the context of well documented history; letters, speeches, and the “Federalist Papers” IS Conservativism, Political, Economic, Governmental, and Republican (as in Representative Government, not the corrupt Party).
“Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.” –James Madison
Conservativism is Economically Capitalist. You are entitled to the lion share of your earnings, no taxation without representation, IE no allocating funds for projects not serving the Citizens taxed,
No progressive taxation, no redistribution of taxes levied; to un-earning parties (No Matter The Victimhood Extolled),
No 16th Amendment; IE no Income Tax,
No 16,845 pages of tax code,
‘It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” –James Madison
No governmental budget exceeding funds, no printing of money without sufficient backing of material common currency IE gold,
Local govt. funded and addressed locally, no centralized govt. yes, a separation of powers (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)
No positions at companies for representatives (or their relations) directly involved with govt. contracts related, Budgetary Excesses Will Be Resolved by Fiscal Accountability of Representatives Responsible.
And no representative’s voting their own salary direct electorate salary determination only (this is my somewhat unique idea),
Conservativism is Socially/Culturally Individualistic. You may enter into any lawful contract and seek constitutional legislation of any kind, that does not seek to rewrite law by manipulation of finitely contradicting words/terms Specifically Exampled “Gay Marriage” However “Civil Unions” cannot be disallowed.
American Culture (Actually Denied to exist by some) of “Enlightened Christianity” is laid down in the values expressed in the Declaration of t independence and Bill of Rights; Self/Small Governence, limited taxation, Nature’s God is the source of Human Rights, not govt. Freedom of Speech, Faith, Arms, Ownership, and Conscience.
“A Nation of Laws Not Men.” –Washington.
“A Republic if you can keep it.” –Franklin
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