“It's a free country,” as the saying goes. We as Americans have been brought up to believe this. Our Founding Fathers even put it in writing. We say it without giving it much thought. It's cliché. If we were forced to answer this question honestly, could we really answer in the affirmative?
In his speech given from the famous Freedom Tower in Miami he made several references to his Cuban immigrant parents. Toward the climax of the speech he remarked: “I live in an exceptional country were the son of a bartender and a maid can have the same dreams, and the same future as those who've come from power and privilege.”
Liberalism in general is a social/political movement for change away from the predominant, existing system or culture in question to something different.
If she campaigns according to the Democratic playbook as we can expect, she will attempt to convince Americans to trade freedom for comfort. She will attempt to sell the notion that the only way the average middle class voter can get ahead is through a program of wealth distribution.
The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights were purposefully written by the Founders as the antidotes to tyranny, and to prevent homegrown tyrants from replacing the ones they’d just thrown off.
To be a conservative is to guard against any erosion of the Constitution's power. It is to hold the belief that following it should not be a choice, but the sworn duty of all government officials.
In essays to follow, when I refer to "conservatism" I'll usually be referring to American conservatism, but first, let's define what conservatism is in general. At the root of the word is (to) conserve, or to control or prevent loss. Conservatism then is a social/political philosophy concerned with the control and prevention of the loss … Continue reading Defining Conservatism
While weighing the pros and cons of starting a conservative blog, I wondered what I could contribute to the discussion. Did I have any new ideas and insights to share? There are after all, plenty of groups such as the Tea Party and the Heritage Foundation espousing the virtues of conservatism already. Would my lone … Continue reading Welcome to Liberty Relearned Pt. 2
Welcome to Liberty Relearned, pt. 1 I have long considered starting a conservative blog. Like many Americans, I want to voice my opinions, make criticisms, and offer solutions to what I see going on in America. There are so many of them though, and the idea of putting my thoughts in writing for everyone to … Continue reading Welcome to Liberty Relearned. pt. 1