True Conservatives are ANTI-War

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  1. poncho

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    As noted conservative Thomas E. Woods Jr. – a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and New York Times bestselling author – writes in the March 2011 issue of the American Conservative:

    To get a sense of the impact the U.S. military has on the American economy, we must remember the most important lesson in all of economics: to consider not merely the immediate effects of a proposed government intervention on certain groups, but also its long-term effects on society as a whole. That’s what economist Frédéric Bastiat (1801–50) insisted on in his famous essay, “What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen.” It’s not enough to point to a farm program and say that it grants short-run assistance to the farmers. We can see its effects on farmers. But what does it do to everyone else in the long run?

    Seymour Melman (1917–2004), a professor of industrial engineering and operations research at Columbia University, focused much of his energy on the economics of the military-oriented state. Melman’s work amounted to an extended analysis of the true costs not only of war but also of the military establishment itself. As he observed,

    Industrial productivity, the foundation of every nation’s economic growth, is eroded by the relentlessly predatory effects of the military economy. …Traditional economic competence of every sort is being eroded by the state capitalist directorate that elevates inefficiency into a national purpose, that disables the market system, that destroys the value of the currency, and that diminishes the decision power of all institutions other than its own.

    Read More At: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/02/true-conservatives-are-anti-war.html
     
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    Well, its snowing down South.

    Yes, as a conservative, I do hate war.
     
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    I don't know about true "conservative politickers". But I do know that true conservative CHRISTIANS should be anti war.

    I don't think there are ever too many folks whose first option is let's start a war. Unless you're referring to the behind the scenes economic manipulators to whom so many politicians are beholden.
     
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    Like Wall Street and the military industrial complex?
     
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    True Conservatives are ANTI-War

    Most who have participated in it personally are against it.
     
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    I would imagine conservatives would support a just war, if it was done constitutionally, and presented to us in an honest manner, with a clear goal, and without politics of any sort involved.


    Conservatives shouldn't be anti-defence.
     
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    True conservatives do not look for conspiracies under every rock.
     
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    True conservatives don't ignore the conspiracies under the rock either.
     

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