"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one." — Tom Paine
A few days ago I received a private Facebook message from a gal asking me to "break down what it means to be a Conservative".
Initially, I was going to respond to her via private message and leave it at that. However, I got to thinking that she may not be the only person wondering what certain affiliations mean or how best to classify their political views. Now, I know many of you don't care. Apathetic is the word that best describes you. Some of you simply don't like either political party. I get it, trust me. The truth is, I hate lots of things about our two party system and regularly threaten to de-affiliate with the Republicans because our national leadership sucks so badly. No party, group or philosophy is perfect but I choose to focus on the ways they do represent me and my closely held beliefs.
So, please allow me to be very clear, I'm not necessarily a Republican but I am most definitely a Conservative. The difference you ask? Simple: I don't like watered down religion and my politics are no different. I can't stand lukewarm anything. Life tends to be very black and white. If you disagree, you are probably a liberal.