Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: I Used To Be Conservative

  1. #1
    INGSOC GURPS's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Peoples Republic Of Maryland
    Posts
    43,224

    I Used To Be Conservative

    As I write in my new book, I Used To Be Conservative: Confessions Of A Conservative Who Used To Be A Conservative Who Used To Be A Liberal, I could no longer be a conservative, because being a conservative could no longer be an option. How true that is.

    The conservatism of today is not the conservatism it was when I was younger, nor is it the liberalism it was when I was middle-aged. I can no longer sit idly by and pretend that what I once believed is what I believe now, or that anyone else should believe it. Or not.

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/12/05/...e-not-anymore/



    The Principals of Conservatism have not changed, what HAS changed is 'The Party' and Politicians that claim to be Conservative and what THEY are willing to so support
    Were tempted to suggest a conspiracy here but its just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply cant conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.

  2. #2
    Registered User Yooper's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2017
    Location
    SoMD (for now)
    Posts
    242
    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    As I write in my new book, “I Used To Be Conservative: Confessions Of A Conservative Who Used To Be A Conservative Who Used To Be A Liberal,” “I could no longer be a conservative, because being a conservative could no longer be an option.” How true that is.

    The conservatism of today is not the conservatism it was when I was younger, nor is it the liberalism it was when I was middle-aged. I can no longer sit idly by and pretend that what I once believed is what I believe now, or that anyone else should believe it. Or not.

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/12/05/...e-not-anymore/



    The Principals of Conservatism have not changed, what HAS changed is 'The Party' and Politicians that claim to be Conservative and what THEY are willing to so support
    Read that as well. So sublime that it was hard to realize it was tongue in cheek. Really funny. Really on target.

    Agree. Some folks who claim to be conservatives turn out to be nothing more than opportunists. In one such case, glad to see "The Weekly Standard" suffering as a result.

    --- End of line (MCP)
    I'm with Flynn.

  3. #3
    Power with Control glhs837's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    22,182
    Still, I must align myself with those who are realigning themselves. My new principles will be just as principled as my old principles. Principally. I will remain critical of those in power while also seeking to curry their favor and get invited to their holiday parties. Perhaps I will find the conservatism that I thought was no longer conservative is actually still pretty conservative.
    Love this bit...
    "I am capable of much unpleasantness."

  4. #4
    INGSOC GURPS's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Peoples Republic Of Maryland
    Posts
    43,224
    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
    In one such case, glad to see "The Weekly Standard" suffering as a result.

    --- End of line (MCP)


    Yeah I am not losing any sleep over this ...
    Were tempted to suggest a conspiracy here but its just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply cant conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.

Members who have read this thread: 31

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Search:     Advanced Search
Search HELP

| Home | Help | Contact Us | About somd.com | Privacy | Advertising | Sponsors | Newsletter |

| What's New | What's Cool | Top Rated | Add A Link | Mod a Link |

| Announcements | Bookstore | Cafe | Calendar | Classifieds | Community |
| Culture | Dating | Dining | Education | Employment | Entertainment |
| Forums | Free E-Mail | Games | Gear! | Government | Guestbook | Health | Marketplace | Mortgage | News |
| Organizations | Photos | Real Estate | Relocation | Sports | Survey | Travel | Wiki | Weather | Worship |