Would Conservatives Arm or DemandAttacks Be Made on American Rebels?
2011 Mike Church
Hi folks its Mike Church withtodays Church Doctrine.
What exactly do the elites mean whenthey call a public figure a conservative these days? To listen to the dailylineup of TV & Radio shows that have been anointed as conservative yieldsa snapshot of conservatism that the first conservatives would findreprehensible. For example when it comes to weighing in on federal governmentspending, todays elite conservatives might say that it is acceptable toconfiscate-at the point of the IRSs gun- 22-24% of GDP.
This is a far cry from BarryGoldwaters 1964 insistence that entire federal agencies and programs need tobe eliminated to get federal spending back to its historical average of lessthan FIVE percent of GDP. In the early days of modern conservatism, itwas incumbent on conservatives to oppose the entire New Deal whiletoday, the New Deals crown jewel, Social Security, is regularly defendedby conservatives. Would Calvin Coolidge approve of this? What about veto kingGrover Cleveland. If we peer back a bit further in time, one wonders what JohnC Calhoun might think of ANY federal program that purports to regulate andsubsidize food, yet today conservatives like Louisianas David Vitter areSHILLS for the FDAs expansion in this endeavor. This is conservatism? Exactlywhat are they trying to conserve?
Russell Kirk and other 20th centuryconservatives could be relied on to vehemently oppose all nation buildingexercises and even support for an ongoing standing army. Todaysconservatives not only DEMAND a standing army, they demand it be used inwhatever war a President thinks we should be involved in to help rebels. Onecant help but wonder what conservatives would recommend a President doabout American rebels who long for their independence from Leviathan and itsconservative defenders?