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What Does It Really Mean to be a Conservative?


This is a repost of a blog I wrote back on January 5th but thought it was worth reposting today. Enjoy!


I was reading the news this morning, as I typically do, and came across an article on the American Thinker website entitled “Some Hard Truths We Face as Patriotic Americans as We Near January 6th” in which the author (Rex Bahr) asserted that “America has a stage four cancer of corruption that has metastasized into every area of our representative government.”


He went on to state “Here are 25 hard truths Americans can no longer rationalize away:”


As I read through his list of “hard truths”, one in particular seemed to jump off the page at me.


10. Conservativism without action is merely an empty intellectual pursuit seeming superior, but signifying nothing.


That statement got me to thinking about what it means to be a conservative, and I realized that he was spot on in his assessment. Too many of us take conservatism as an “ideal” rather than as “a way of life.”


We believe conservatism to be superior to liberalism, but we do nothing to encourage and support the ideals we believe in. We are content to talk about conservative issues with our fellow conservatives, but beyond that we do little else.


And as the author so poignantly pointed out, talk signifies nothing.


Talking about conservatism is not enough. Posting something on Facebook, or Twitter, or Parler is not enough. Leaving a comment or upvoting/downvoting a post is not enough.

And as we have recently learned, voting is not enough. We must do more.


The cancer of liberalism is spreading at an ever-increasing rate. It is emboldened by our inactions and attacks us at every possible weak point, again, and again, and again. It does so because we have shown that we will do nothing to stop it, and therefore it believes that it will ultimately prevail.


Liberals have been attacking us every day for the past 50-plus years, and their attacks are increasing both in frequency and severity. They have taken over our schools and indoctrinated our children and grandchildren in liberal ideas.


They have taken over many local and state courts, local and state governments, and local and state police departments, and now they are threatening to take over all three branches of the federal government.


And we have sat idly by and let them do this.


If we are to defeat liberalism we must fight back. We must make conservatism a way of life, our way of life, and we must defend that way of life every day or we shall surely lose it.

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