Are You Really A Conservative?

A conservative is someone who adheres to principles of personal responsibility, moral values, and limited government, agreeing with George Washington’s Farewell Address that “religion and morality are indispensable supports” to political prosperity.[1][2]

Former President Ronald Reagan said, “The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom.”[3]
Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, is the epitome of American conservatism.

The sine qua non of a conservative is someone who rises above his personal self-interest and promotes moral and economic values beneficial to all. Alternatively, a conservative is willing to learn and advocate the insights of economics and the morality of the Bible for the benefit of all, recognizing that the Bible is the most logical book ever written. Specifically, conservatives seek or support:

Limited government and balanced budgets
Capitalism and free markets
Classroom prayer
Prohibition of abortion and respect for human life
Abstinence education
Traditional marriage, not same-sex marriage
Respect for differences between men and women, boys and girls
Laws against pornography
The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms
Economic allocative efficiency (as opposed to popular equity)
The death penalty
Parental control of education (parental rights)
Private medical care and retirement plans
Canceling failed social support programs
No world government
Enforcement of current laws regarding immigration
Respect for our military … past and present
Rejection of junk science such as evolution and global warming
Minimal Taxation
Federalism (Separation of powers among the National, State and Local governments)
Favoring states’ rights over federal power, while accepting the Constitutional role of the federal government
A strong national defense
An Originalist interpretation of the Constitution


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