Skip to comments.Conservatives Rationalize as America Circles the Drain
Posted on 12/20/2012 10:19:31 AM PST by kreitzer
Its often hard to accept the truth, especially when that truth is scary, when reality seems to offer you no solutions, only poison from which to pick. Its as with a man I once knew who insisted it couldnt be proven that smoking was bad for you. He knew better in his heart, but his available choices giving up cigarettes or accepting the danger of their use were both emotionally unpalatable to him. Enter the rationalization. Were seeing the same thing with Republicans in the wake of Barack Obamas re-election. Radio host Sean Hannity, citing changing American demographics, stated a while back that his position on immigration has evolved: we now must offer illegals some kind of pathway to citizenship (a.k.a. amnesty). Other conservatives are warning that we must dispense with social issues or the Republican Party will be dispensed with. Of course, this isnt always rationalization.
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despite all the points made in the article, i think conservatives have the future advantage because of the following: the credit cycle that started in the mid 1930s is getting close to the end.
We must be pretty close because unsustainable debt levels, unsustainable deficits, QE^n etc. are barely producing economic growth. Maybe its got a few more years, but is not long term sustainable.
In the 1930’s, and in previous depressions, social and cultural and religious behavior took a dramatically more conservative turn, even as gov’t got bigger.
I suspect in the next depression, we will see the same return to conservative values because, after the economic collapse, it will be easier to believe that the liberalism and permissiveness were part of the cause.
one thing we do know, if there is another depression, government is not going to grow. The welfare state is going to collapse under its own debt and the democrat party will collapse along with it.
conservatives need to be ready to seize that moment, as there will be plenty of non-conservative political elements that will try to gain from the chaos.
In the late 1920’s i’m sure the democrats were feeling depressed, and thinking that trends in the future were against them. In fact, they were in the best possible position... out of power when the SHTF
*yawn* you dont know me and you’ve proven my point you big govt progressive.
Well, you know what they say; never get between a libertarian and his hookers and blow. Do you know how to create a libertarian? Take a conservative and remove all common sense.
I’ve been asking people here for some time where in the constitution the federal government is granted the power grant any sanction or priviliage for or regulate marriage and I usually get a lot of nothing. I’ve heard of cafeteria catholics, so I guess there are also cafeteria constitutionalists. Nevermind that every time government touches marriage it only makes things worse, they think if they get the ring of power and pass just one more law, marriage will be defended.
Well, you know what they say; never get between a republican and his version of big govt. Do you know how to create a republican? Take a libertarian and remove all critical thinking.
What's sad is that you dolts dont even realize that you're FOR gigantic govt just like the democrats you rail against. You only differ in the type.
Amen brother. There’s a HUGE chasm of difference between FOR all the things these big govt republicans accuse libertarians of and having a consistent belief that it’s not in the Constitution nor the damned govt’s job. Make mine the Founder’s Libertarianism every time.
Did you really post this? Really? The keeper of the keys to conservatism that runs to the govt at the first sign of questionable morality?
FYI: FR is anti-homosexual agenda. If you have a problem with that, you need to post elsewhere. Posters who advocate for homosexual marriage are unwelcome here.
In no way did I advocate for the homosexual agenda nor for homo marriage.
Civil marriage is created and administered by government - how do you propose government not "dictate" it?
I don’t know whether to feel honored that you value my opinions so much so that you look to comments I’ve made on other threads to further your necessary learning experiences as you attempt to grow into conservatism.
Or feel creeped out that you are stalking me.
Either way - go ahead and search all the previous comments I’ve made to your hearts content. Read them. Study them. Learn from them. Practice them.
Then maybe you’ll be a conservative some day - and avoid a slap down from JR (post 28)
ooof. Right after you tell me where that power is enumerated, I’ll answer your question.
LMAO! You got nothing on me. You'd do well to take some of your own medicine to recognize the cognitive dissonance from which you suffer greatly. And BTW, It's really not gonna wreck my day if I get banned. Sure, I love arguing with hypocrite jack boots like you, but I'll survive if I cant.
BTW, I’m thinking the reason that your responses are nothing but snark and so much BS is because you really dont have a leg to stand on and you know it.
ooof. Right after you tell me where that power is enumerated, Ill answer your question.
Sorry, I assumed you knew something about the subject - civil marriage is created and administered by STATE government, so enumeration is a nonissue.
Hypocritical jackboots? FR is pro-life, pro-marriage. If you can’t live with that then just bail the hell out now!!
And BTW, It’s really not gonna wreck my day if I get banned. Sure, I love arguing with hypocrite jack boots like you, but I’ll survive if I cant.
Arguing with me? Or Jim Robinson?
Anyway - here’s hoping your wishes come true for Christmas.
Coincidentally, so am I.
Oh my gosh, am I IBTZ? That would just simply make my Christmas!
But of course, you’ll advocate it at the federal level, so it really is.