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stpaulbear8/26/2018 5:59:45 pm PDT

re: #87 HappyWarrior

I think conservatism for all my problems with it ideologically can be effective. The problem though is this stupid cult of GOVERNMENT IS EVIL!!!!!!!!! from people who also want to us the government to push their version of morality on the rest of us. People who would have the government prohibit same sex marriage but also discourage higher education funding. People who would support high sales taxes that cripple the working classes but oppose any tax increase at all on the wealthy. That’s modern conservatism. And its ugly face has been around long before Trump was a thing.

You have to go back to Eisenhower/Nixon to find conservatism that isn’t just a scheme to funnel more money to the rich at the expense of the poor and the national debt. Conservatism hasn’t been effective in real life on a national scale for ages. The dream of an effective conservatism is dead.

I’ve never been a conservative so I’ve never had to justify it in my own mind, but that’s just my own old hippie viewpoint.