I may be completely waaay off base, but I think I figured out why there’s even a debate about what Conservatism is. After all, hasn’t Ronald Reagan already articulated our philosophy clearly enough? It seems pretty simple: It means Smaller Government, lower taxes, more individual freedom, and strict adherence to The Constitution.
Nothing complicated. However, there is one more aspect to the philosophy of Traditional Conservativism that I believe is absolutely intrinsic to it: a Belief in God.
The civil war we are engaged in today as a party to redefine conservativism could be the result of Republican elites attempting to remove God from the Party in order to “widen the tent.”
While once, being a Conservative was synonymous with being a Christian, today, there seems to be movement to remove that aspect of the Party philosophy in order to “not offend.” When the hell did God become offensive to Americans, much less to Conservatives? What true Conservative would ever say and do such a thing? A person of principle would never compromise on core values, especially when it comes to deeply-held religious beliefs.
For decades, liberals have mocked “holy rollers,” and the “Moral Majority” in order to marginalize Christians in the eyes of Society. And, to an undeniable degree, they have been successful. Today, Liberals continue to harp that Republicans want to establish a theocracy. This absurd meme furthers their goals in diminishing us as a traditional culture. Over the last five years or so, there has also been a steady rise in Militant Atheism; a politically-driven philosophy of nihilism that has been adopted by a growing number of Americans. AMERICANS, for God’s sake! It is no secret that The ACLU and subversive Communist groups have fomented a hatred of the concept of God; and in the religion of Christianity in particular. In one generation, we have lost Christmas Pageants, Nativity scenes in the public square, and the Ten Commandments in our Courthouses.
Liberals, who now seem to worship Gaea instead, have successfully promoted atheism through the media for over a decade. They have done so subtly, but effectively. Nowadays, there is rarely any mention of God (in the Christian sense) in movies, and especially on television. If God is referred to at all, it is in a vague, “COEXIST” bumper sticker sort of way. The average American has heard the fallacious and disingenuous “Separation of Church and State” meme for so long, that they no longer feel free to discuss God or religious issues at school or in public. The liberal atheists have damaged our country.
They have done so because they not only believe there is no God, but also because they believe religion in general must be eliminated from society. Their militancy goes beyond what is acceptable because their words and actions (lawsuits) are intolerant to all religions. They don’t want anyone to believe in what they call “superstitious myths.” In doing these things, liberal atheists are obstructing our freedom of religion in favor of freedom from religion. This makes them dangerous to our society; a society they wish to reshape (along with liberals in general) into a secular nanny state. They want us all to be “progressive,” and leave behind a perceived stone age mentality.
Thus, given empirical evidence, I conclude that either liberal atheists have insinuated themselves in the Republican Party in order to destroy it from within; or, we have a growing number of spineless, agnostic party operative pussies in our midst who only want to secure power for themselves by transforming the Republican Party into a secular, Democrat-Lite Party.
Now, if I’m sounding like a conspiracy nut, I somewhat agree. I don’t know for a fact that these agenda are the reasons we are in the midst of a Conservative Civil War. But, after seeing thousands of disparate real-world incidents, reading thousands of Internet posts, and watching countless MSM and cable news talk show segments, a pattern has begun to emerge. It’s a pattern I find deeply disturbing; a pattern of concerted efforts to destroy the Republican Party by removing faith as a core value, and, an effort to discredit Christianity in America.
This is disastrous because Christianity is the very foundation of our guiding principles as a people. Many of our Founding Fathers rooted their governing philosophies in the belief in God, if not in also in Jesus. Without faith as the foundation of our values, America as a culture is open to continued corruption by the enemies within and without.
So, I throw this theory out there. Am I wrong? And if I’m not, what do we do about this?
Do we proudly and openly declare that to be Conservative, one must also be a Christian? If so, what of Jews who also consider themselves conservatives? Perhaps there are Jewish members of our party who feel that Conservative Philosophy focuses too much on Christianity, and that Judaism is unfairly excluded. Perhaps we need to expand the definition of “traditional conservativism” to include patriotic persons of all faiths (though, for obvious reasons, there wouldn’t be such a thing as Islamist Conservatives).
I do think that if a poll were taken of people who self-identified as Conservatives, we would see a surprising drop in the number of “Faithful,” compared to twenty years ago.
Of course, I just may be a complete screw ball. After all, I just found out that squishie Congressional Republicans and liberals alike have a new name for guys like me who believe Obama is hiding something: “Birther.”