Conservatism, and silent outrage...

by Susan Nielsen

When we hear the words “end of an era” what does that statement really mean? Trends come and go. Changes are accepted by default. Just as new inventions add convenience to our lives, no one wants to see the inevitable negative “side effects” or consequences.

Many believe that conservative ideology is passe` and that progressive ideas are the way of the future. Some insist that American tradition is a thing of the past, old fashioned, out dated. A certain kind of Laissez-faire has taken hold in Americas younger generation- fueled by our educational institutions and a lack of parenting. How do we correct such a misguided uninformed generation of kids, who will at some point become our nations leaders? The answer lies in our homes and in our resilience to change.

The conservative population is exactly that- conservative- perhaps too conservative in many areas. Especially when it comes to a United VOICE. Instead of a laser focused message we are experiencing a general feeling of angst, malaise.

I believe most people have a conservative soul/conscience, I find it difficult to swallow some of the horrific socialist/communist ideas, especially where it concerns human life. At the core of Democratic beliefs, there must be a battle of conscience. Let me reword that-I pray there is a collective conservative conscience-a deep rooted understanding of right and wrong.

American political conservative icon known as the Grand Old Man of the Republican Party Barry Goldwater wrote the book The Conscience of a Conservative reignited the American conservative movement and made Barry Goldwater a political star. It influenced countless conservatives in the United States, and helped lay the foundation for the Reagan Revolution in 1980. It covers topics such as education, labor unions and policies, civil rights, agricultural policy and farm subsidies, social welfare programs, and income taxation. This significant book lays out the conservative position both politically and economically that would come to dominate the Conservative Movement in American. The introduction to this book sums up the points of this article.

In fact I believe Barry Goldwater saw the future, although written in the 1960's, this is the first paragraph in his book~

I have been much concerned that so many people today with Conservative instincts feel compelled to apologize for them. Or if not to apologize directly, to qualify their commitment in a way that amounts to breast-beating.”

This remains true today and I find it most frightening. The mere fact that we are in the middle of an (illegal) impeachment of a President who has NOT committed High Crimes and Misdemeanors as defined in our Constitution should be enough to cause riots! When our government can rule outside of the Constitution of the United States of America, and the “deep state”completely ignore the will of We the People, we are NO longer in control our government. Where is the outrage of the Conservative party? Where are the Republican Voices? What is our message? And last “What's the plan?”

Are we in a state of tyranny by the “deep state”* infiltrators?

*In the United States, the "deep state" is a conspiracy theory which suggests that collusion and cronyism exist within the US political system and constitute a hidden government within the legitimately elected government.

The following statement has no proof of attribution, most believe it came from Thomas Jefferson- whoever wrote this was a wise man...

"When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.

Replace the word Government with the word “Deep State” and I believe this sums up our situation!

But the questions remains What's the Plan? And Where is our United Voice?

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Comment by Patricia Gillenwater on January 26, 2020 at 10:04pm

Great editorial. 

Being more involved now with "true" committed constitutional conservatives, the major uniting factor, I have found these conservatives to be unapologetic. They seem not to internalize the shaming and bullying from the left or those attempts coming within the Republican Party.

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