Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It Is Such A Bummer That 'Conservative' Now Means Anti-Choice, Anti-Freedom, And Anti-American

On Twitter yesterday, someone Tweeted the following:

"Conservatives go on and on about 'freedom' right up until two guys kiss."

And that seemed funny and true. So I retweeted it.

And then someone else chimed in with the reminder that there are (or used to be) two kinds of "conservatives":

  • the traditional kind, who worry about things like big government deficits and too much regulation, and
  • the new kind, who want to re-combine (the Christian) church and state, overturn Roe v. Wade, diss education, reject science, ban gay marriage (and homosexuality), teach creationism as fact, and so forth.
In other words, in the common lingo, there are "fiscal conservatives" and "social conservatives."

But the bummer for anyone who considers him or herself a fiscal conservative is that the word "conservative" is being grossly misused and warped by the second usage.

There is nothing "conservative" about wanting to ban gay marriage and abortion, emphasize Christian religious values in government decisions, teach creationism, et al. Read more......

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