What being a conservative means to me…
First and foremost, I will always be a conservative. History has shown that liberalism erodes the foundations that constitutional republics and democracies are built on. There will never be an instance where larger government involvement in any realm of a free person’s life is correct. Government is inefficient, incapable, and insufficient. Look at government housing as an example: One could describe federal and state level housing as below poverty line and nothing is being done about these slums. Politicians are so quick to say they will help the poor, but where is the help? Citizens free from tyranny can make the biggest difference in those ghettos. We have an obligation to make that difference; to show our brazen government that a free society is the answer.
Second, being conservative is about conserving individual liberties. It is not about conserving the past principles we were founded on, being conservative is about protecting liberties for every citizen of this great nation. Many people around the world believe that you need to be a Christian white straight male to be conservative. No, you merely need to be a patriot.
Lastly, I am a conservative that is wholeheartedly invested in gay marriage. If you do not like gay marriage – do not get married to the same sex. Let me remind you that being conservative is about conserving individual liberties, not conserving some text written 2,000 years ago. There is a large hypocrisy brewing within the Republican Party that needs to be addressed: You cannot be FOR big government in some instances and AGAINST it in others. You either want government to diminish our freedoms or you do not, it is simple. The latest argument we hear from the Republican Party, “don’t outlaw guns; if you don’t want a gun then don’t buy one.”
…that sounds eerily familiar to my proposed argument above regarding gay marriage.
Wake up my fellow conservatives. Either you believe in liberty or you believe in tyranny, but you cannot believe in both.