I have been asked why I term myself as an independent conservative and what the difference is. Well there are probably a lot of independent conservatives who do not even know it.
It seems that most “Conservatives” would have someone who has voted on the liberal side or seem to have liberal views just to get rid of the President. Why? I will not do this! This will not help the country!
These candidates talk a good talk like Obama but do not walk the talk. I am very tired of this. If you have liberal views then run as one – do not lie to the American people!
Politicians also seem to go for party instead of the things that are important. I do not toe the party line even though I am registered a Republican. I go by my love for my country and the true history of not only our country but other countries. That is right, I said other countries because thier histories teach us the downfalls of those countries and what to avoid. I have voted for Republicans, Democrats, and Independent candidates.
You see I try to look at the whole picture instead of just part of the picture. Mostly it is because of my mother. She would do this, and as the years went by I learned why she did this. I try to learn as much as I can as well as try to remember what has been going on the years before election year on what the candidates have been doing. That way if the candidates switch their stances the chances are they are wolves in sheeps’ clothing. This is not always true but last minute change?
You may say then why don’t you just call yourself an Independent? The reason I do not do that is because they seem to vote more on a person’s religion. People who call themselves Independents seem to vote more on beliefs and seem to be not as informed as they would like to think they are. Also, usually they are not affiliated with any particular party, and I am.
The reason I term myself as an Independent Conservative is because I consider the past, present, and what might happen in the future when I vote. I do not vote based on whether candidates are liberal or conservative, male or female, what they say during a campaign or because of their race. The thing I consider is whether the candidates have the best interest of this country in mind or just enjoy the power and feel they can do whatever they please ignoring and destroying our Constitution like our president today is doing. One election I voted for my dog as a write in just to show I did not like any of the candidates. I got the idea when Mexico voted for a donkey.
Some years back I took a test that was suppose to show whether you were actually a Libertarian. Even though I was on the Libertarian side it was very close to the line of being a Conservative. This is probably because I go by what I know. There are a lot of things I do not agree with Libertarians. However, Libertarians do believe in self-government.
I strongly believe in self-government but not one candidate talks about that anymore and that it needs to be taught. The thing is you have to teach self-government but it seems that a lot of the younger generation do not know how to control themselves. Then again, we have a lot of people in power who do not know how to control themselves. When you can control yourself you do not need all these laws. You have liberty. You end up with having to have all these laws to control the people because they do not know how to control themselves.
Also, self-government is the people of the United States ruling and not some egotistical president, Congress people, or judges! They are supposed to work for us, not themselves! So you see I believe in both forms of self-government. Our forefathers believed in both forms of self-government. That is why our forefathers set up the government the way they did and why they taught the Bible in schools. This is what helped make our country strong.
The oath of office means nothing to our elected officials, and no one does anything about those in office violating their oaths. It is time to get real Conservatives and not these pretenders. Thomas Jefferson said, “To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt…I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple.”
He also said, “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”