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Signs You May Be Conservative

[This is a neato blogpost by Playful Walrus.]
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Posted by Playful Walrus on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 3:00:00 PM

For your friends who identify as moderates, independents, or even Democrats who have expressed disappointment with Democrat leadership…

You may be a conservative and not even know it. Do you identify with a majority of the following statements?

  • The Constitution limits the federal government, and should thereby work to prevent government’s intrusion into the lives of citizens.
  • Some responsibilities of government are – and should be – reserved for the President, some for Congress, some for the Supreme Court, some for the states, and some for people to work out by themselves, including by forming voluntary associations.
  • It isn’t the responsibility of the President or the federal government in general to try to solve all problems.
  • Changing something through law or government policy can make things worse.
  • Human rights are God-given or natural, not granted by governments.
  • People should be as free as possible to enjoy the fruits of their own decisions and work.
  • People should generally be free to do what they want with what they own, as long as it does not infringe on the rights of other people.
  • There are real differences between men and women in addition to reproductive organs.
  • Both masculinity and femininity have value and contribute positively to society.
  • Parents should be responsible for and have authority over their own minor children, only overridden by government intrusion when they demonstrate they are neglectful or otherwise abusive parents.
  • Unless one of them is abusive, it is best that children are raised with both their mother and father who are married to each other.
  • It is better that a baby be born and adopted by such a family than for the baby’s mother to have an abortion.
  • If someone who practices a religion you don’t says they do or will pray for you, you respond with “thank you”, not negativity or hostility.
  • People should be treated differently by government based on what they do, not their skin color, ethnicity, beliefs, or sexual orientation.
  • Since immigrants choose to come here, they need to adapt enough to live by our laws and policies; we’re under no obligation to change to accommodate their traditions.
  • Our nation should defend itself with force, which will sometimes involve killing people and breaking things in other countries.

If you identify with these, or a majority of them, you just may be a conservative. So will you vote accordingly with your wallet, your time, your words, and your actual votes?

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