Jenny EriksonConservatives, especially conservative women, can take quite a beating. Just ask Sarah Palin, Nikki Haley, Christine O'Donnell, Michele Bachmann, or Michelle Malkin, just to name a few that deal with constant attacks on everything from their politics to their parenting to their femininity.
Mashed up bag of meat with lipstick, anyone?
Sure we conservatives like guns and babies and the founders, but liberals have taken some of the core principles of conservatism and twisted them into something untruthful.
Allow me to clarify, and explain the reality behind some of those Conservative Truths you think are so awful.
- Conservatives Love Religion
Freedom of religion, that is. Crosses, menorahs, the Ten Commandments, and even those "COEXIST" bumper stickers don't offend us. What is offensive is the left's attempt to push around anyone that chooses to participate in religious rituals or traditions. They're not "holiday" trees, people, and nobody is forcing you to decorate one, let alone celebrate the birth of Christ.
- Conservatives Don't Believe in Welfare
The problem with welfare is that it's a system comprised of involuntary redistribution of wealth and rampant fraud. As earners are taxed more and more heavily, their ability to give to charity, expand their businesses, or even just purchase cool stuff (creating manufacturing and retail jobs) shrinks. Which means more people on welfare, to be supported by fewer earners. To paraphrase Margaret Thatcher, the problem with welfare is that eventually you run out of other people's money.
- Conservatives Think Men and Women Should Be Treated Differently
Equality does not mean sameness. Whether it was God or evolution that created us, conservatives understand that men and women are inherently different, and that we complement each other. At the same time, our gender doesn't hold us back. Women have already achieved workplace equality, and we don't need to open our own doors to prove our self-worth.
- Conservatives Don't Care Who's Gay
Or more specifically, conservatives don't care whether someone is gay or straight. We're all about freedom of choice and expression on the right side of the aisle, and we truly believe all men were created equal. Sexual orientation doesn't make one person better or worse than another, it just makes them different. Remember, equality does not equal sameness.
- Conservatives View War as Necessary
The left labels Conservatives as warmongers, but this simply isn't true. I don't think anyone actually likes war and violence (aside from sickos like Chelsea King's murderer John Gardner), yet conservatives recognize the need for it at times. There are some seriously bad people out there that would destroy us without thinking twice if they had no fear of retaliation. War is a necessary evil in the fight for peace. I seriously doubt Osama bin Laden would've called off the 9/11 attacks if only President Bush had sat down for a chat with milk and cookies with him.
- Conservatives Hate Abortion
Anti-abortion and anti-woman are not synonymous. Conservatives empower women to make their own choices, especially about their bodies, and then empower those same women to overcome any negative outcomes that those choices might result in. Women have a right to choose whether or not to have sex, and children (even unborn ones) have the right to live. Isn't every baby a blessing -- especially to adoptive parents?
- Conservatives Like Money
Why not? Money makes the world go round, after all. Conservatives are capitalists, which means that we understand that it's in man's basic nature to want bigger and better things. To some people that's a life of luxury, and to others it's a life of philanthropy, but both take money. Getting back down to that conservative value of free choice, we believe that it's up to the individual to decide how to spend their money, even if we don't agree with it.
- Conservatives Don't Believe the Government Is There to Ensure Health and Prosperity
The preamble and article 1 of the Constitution refer to the "general welfare" of the people, and the government's role in promoting it. When did this become a directive for the government to provide all sorts of welfare programs? The founders came from oppressive governments, and did not believe in a system that gave special treatment to privileged groups or individuals in society. The government is there to protect our rights to life, liberty, and property, not to provide a lifestyle.
- Conservatives Believe Liberals Just Don't Get It
Winston Churchill said, "If you are young and not a liberal you have no heart, and when you're old if you are not conservative you have no brain." Liberals truly want to help people, and their tender, bleeding hearts believe that government is the one to provide that help. As they grow and mature and gain wisdom through the years, they begin to understand that welfare and big government and peace talks with terrorists just don't work.
- Conservatives Have Legal Sex
I guess we don't need to throw anything illegal (Drugs? Hookers?) into the mix to have crazy sex. We're hot enough as is, in both looks and personality.
(To hear the other side of the story, read 10 Biggest Lies About Liberals)