I want to address this post to liberals. As a conservative, I want to preserve our nation as our founders intended. I do not want to be a Protestant, I want to be a Catholic. I do not want to pay for British wars, I want to spend my money on tea instead. You see, that is how the U.S. was founded. It was founded on the principle that people have inalienable rights, and should not have to do what they do not want to do.
Okay, that I why I am a conservative. For some reason, perhaps due to the fact that it's been so long, people forget what it was like living prior to the U.S. Back then, you had to give up most of your money in taxes, and you got nothing in return. The people who benefited were the ruling class, or the rich and powerful.
Unfortunately, this is exactly what is happening in the United States today, where you have large corporations promising to support candidates in return for political favors. The old name for this was a monarchy, new names for it are communism, socialism, fascism, progressivism, liberalism, corporate cronyism, and crony capitalism. I explained this in my post, "Crony Capitalism."
Now, in 2016, people do not think twice when it comes to solving problems by raising taxes, creating programs, creating regulations, that tell people what they have to do. Obamacare tells people they have to buy healthcare. Some taxes are taken from people and spent on preventing global warming. What if I don't believe that humans are responsible for global warming? Why should I have to fund it if I don't support it?
See, that's why I'm a conservative. When you create a program or think about creating a program, I want you to ask, "Is this program, or is this law, going to take away someone's freedoms? If the answer is yes, then we don't want it."
I understand your Aunt Millie might benefit from Obamacare. But I don't want to pay for it, I should not have to. It does not matter what my reason it. I do not want you to take my taxes to pay for global warming, I want to give my money to some asthma charity instead. That poor asthma charity should not have to suffer because I have to fund some program I don't want to support.
And, to be fair here, it's not that I don't care about your Aunt Millie. But I firmly believe that if the Federal Government got out of the business of trying to solve every person's problems, that they would be solved by default. Because I believed, when left to their own devices, and when you get government out of their way, the American people are capable of just about anything, including solving Aunt Millie's problems.
See, that's why I'm a conservative. I don't want people telling me what to do. I don't want people telling me how I must spend my money. I don't want people telling me I have to lose weight. I don't want someone preventing me from watching conservative news outlets. I don't want that. I want freedom and liberty, and I want freedom and liberty for everyone, not just a select audience.
Give me liberty or give me death. I love that quote. I would rather die than succumb to liberalism. I don't want to be told what to do. Because liberalism has succeeded, that is why 95% of the people in this country hate Congress.
They hate it because it finds a problem, and then creates a program that you MUST pay for. And some of us don't want to do it, and it causes animosity, just like paying for British wars caused animosity among the colonists.