LR Podcast S2E12: Why is conservatism better? Pt 2

Dedication to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

What is the alternative? Death, servitude, and the pursuit of pleasure.

Life and liberty are the two pillars to an ethical life. History shows us that as the two grow in tandem, human life improves. When either is suppressed, the human condition suffers. Compare N. and S. Korea or East and West Germany.

Happiness increases as it is shared, pleasure is finite.

What Makes American Conservatism better than any other way?

  • The left believes in power and control over others, conservatives believe in self-determination.
    • Most notably, the left believes they must control the flow of information, with the idea of controlling how you think. Conservative believe the free flow of ideas and information is key to human development. In order for a person to act in their rational self-interest, they must be informed. Who do you associate censorship with? Probably the Nazis, and other fascists, the Soviet Union? What free society engages in systemic, government sponsored or endorsed censorship? It is self-evident that censorship is incompatible with a free and prosperous society.
  • Leftist, collectivist doctrines be they Marxist, fascist, or modern progressive, gain power by the doctrine of divide and conquer, hence their reliance on CRT, antisemitism, and of course, Marxist class warfare. The purpose of all of these is to pit one group of people against another. American conservatives believe in E Pluribus Unum, from many, one. They believe that all men are created equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights. Which do you prefer, one nation, under God, indivisible or one at war with itself, with those who sowed the seeds of division the only true winners?

  • Perhaps the best commercial for American Conservatism are the anti-communist demonstrations currently in Cuba, where people have taken to the streets waving the American flag.  They’re not waving the EU flag, the BLM flag, or the Soviet flag, they’re waving the American flag, knowing full well the ideals of liberty and freedom it embodies. Truly oppressed people recognize that the ideals held by American conservatives are intrinsically pro-freedom, anti-oppression.

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