common sense conservatism

Discussion in 'Politics' started by DeeJay, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. DeeJay

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    Gee, that's what Bush ran under. I'm glad to hear that you don't support him
     
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    I know what he ran under. And I have made it very clear that I have alot of disagreement with GWB.

    Mostly he is not a conservative. I would not say I dont support him though. Some policys I like and some I do not.
     
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    McCain is certainly no limited government conservative. No limited government conservative would want to shut down political speech as he did in his McCain-Feingold law.
     
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    Ya, that was my point. I find it interesting how conservative he can sound when he delivers a speach to the Federalist Society. Another politition trying to convince people he is everything they want him to be, for their vote.


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    You know what it truly sad, DeeJay? We really can't simply talk about conservatives as a single group nowadays. Nowadays we have to distinguish between limited government conservatives and big government conservatives.

    The defining characteristic of being a conservative should be basically that of being for limited government in all areas. It shows how pervasive socialism is in our society that that isn't the case.
     
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    Not so fast Ken, there are two ways to be conservative. Fiscal and social.
    I find it ironic that you (Libertarian, I think) are critisizing somebody for only holding to one type of conservatisem.

    Fiscal conservatives.

    Social conservatives, only

    Correct me if I am wrong but Libertarians are fiscal conservatives but not social conservatives.
     
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    Libertarians are for limited governement in all areas. They are true, consistent conservatives.
     
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    Interesting. I guess it is where you draw the limit in "Limited" that makes the difference between a Libertarian and a social conservative. If the Libertarians would add right to life to the limits of goverment, they could sign me up.
     
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    Cool, I hope this is what the Libertarian Party is moving toward and not just a small wing of the party. I have heard of Christian Libertarians before, specificly Vox Day.

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/

     
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    I've been wondering about all of this.
    "Big Government" conservatives are supposed to be the "neo"-conservatives, right?
    So then are linertarians supposed to be the "true" or "paleo" conservatives? If not, what is the difference between paleo- and libertarian?
     
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    I could be wrong, but I think that paleo-conservatives want to use the power of the state to enforce what they consider to be appropriate private individual behavior. Libertarians, of course, do not.
     
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    I thought those were the neo-conservatives.
    I didn't read your l4l site, but does that movement try to move the government to outlaw abortion; with that as the only legitimate issue govt. should enforce since it is human life? I'm thinking that that might be what paleo-conservativism is, while 'true' secular libertarianism doesn't really care so much about it. (fiscally conservative, libertarian socially only).
     
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    You know what, I think there are more God-haters than God-fearers in America now, and that our days are seriously numbered unless a huge revival breaks out. The only way Bush got in was to get enough God-haters to vote for him, because if he only went after the God-fearers, I'm afraid he would have lost big time. That is my opinion.
     
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    That was simply not the case. Bush got in on the support of the conservative christian vote.
     

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