Wednesday, July 18, 2012


One of the things which has really begun to bother me about conservative thinking is the major inconsistencies which I see in the logic of their platforms and thoughts.  They clamor for fiscal responsibility in the government, but then they support a war with Iraq which pushed our nation deeply into debt.  This is inconsistent.  They jump on Obama for doing a bailout, but  bailouts were also something which Bush did.  Inconsistent. They are pro-life and yet they will not support the ACA an act which will help living people stay alive (I personally do not support most abortions either by the way). They say they do not want the government telling them what to do, and then they support amendments which tell people who they can and cannot marry.  Once again inconsistent.

Conservatives get really angry when the government wants them to pay a little bit more in taxes to provide health care to the poor and impoverished of our nation, yet many of them worship Jesus of Nazareth.   Jesus taught "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's" (i.e. pay your taxes),  "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions," and to "freely give" to the poor.   Yet mostly all I hear when people complain about ACA is, "That's my money and you are not going to take it from me! Mine, mine, mine".  Inconsistent.  I hear them say we should be "good stewards of what God has given us"; then many of them sit back while we pollute and some even fight against efforts to help protect our planet. Do they not think God gave them the Earth?  Inconsistent.

If you want to hate taxes, fine hate taxes, but you should hate them all the time.  You should hate them when they are used in wars,  to build roads, to put out fires, to pay the teachers who teach your children, to deliver your mail, and to provide policemen for your protection.  If you want to be pro-life (a good thing to be by the way), be pro-life.  Be pro-life for the poor as well as the unborn, be pro-life for people in foreign countries not just the U.S.A,and be pro-life when it comes to the death penalty.  If you want to support the government not telling you how to live your life, great!  But, if you don't want the government telling you what to do then don't call for that same government to tell gays, lesbians, and bisexuals what they can and cannot do.  If you believe we should be good stewards of what God has given us, awesome.  The Earth is something that God gave you, take care of it.  Be consistent.

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