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I have heard it time and time again, Conservatives are cry babies, hypocrites, and should just shut up when it comes to President Obama, because we did not do the same thing when Bush was in office and engaging in some questionable policy decisions, so people believe.

There is a quote in the Declaration of Independence that qualifies, for this blog:

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long-established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpation, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

For this debate though, what does this mean?

Most people, and all peoples in general, do not usually like to throw off bonds, to go out and change the direction of a country.  Conservatives especially, who want to worry about their own families and their own lives.   Just wanting to be left alone by the government, and by other people.  To have a government that just defends us from evil.

Which is what has happened now, at least for me, now I am unqualified to speak for everyone else of the Conservative movement, but, for me this is exactly what has happened.  We have had a long train of abuses for a very long time, that is not to say that Bush was an especially terrible President, but he did make his mistakes and do several wrong things while he was in office.

While Obama is only supposed to continue a lot of those same misguided policies but only bigger and better?

This is why we are not hypocrites, and this is why we should not shut up.

It is my honest feeling that a majority of people in the Conservative movement do feel betrayed by the policies of the last couple of years.  By the fiscally irresponsible, socially meddling Republicans, liberal or moderate Republicans that have run a muck turning the party into something that can be defined as ‘Democratic Light’.  And this includes the abandonment by many of the talk show and TV pundits that I listen to that are the so-called heads of the GOP.

Let alone the fact that calling someone a hypocrite is to only polarize and isolate them, to not debate them and then not to listen to them when they have a problem.  That we are crazy and radical and that no one should listen to us.

Let alone the fact that it is an attempt to marginalize the opposition, at least in your own mind, to put yourself as superior to Conservatives…and then not listen to them.

But this is a long train of abuses, a train that has in many cases been taking a year to develop and get to the point it is in.  And there is a backlash now, people are saying ‘wait a second? What is going on here?’

And instead of trying to demonize them, everyone should be trying to understand where they are coming from, look for the commonalities.  Big Government is the enemy, and many people can agree with this.  The risks that both administrations have taken, and the ways that both of them have chosen to grow government, especially recently.

Also, despite what I have said, and despite what has gone on, the point of this, the other obvious reason is; Barrack Obama is not George W. Bush.  And we the people have the right to protest and to express our opinion no matter who is in office, and what their policies are.  That Obama and Bush do have radically different policies then one another, the similarities are frightening, and the differences are even more scary, and they set up a different circumstance, which makes hypocrisy impossible.

That it’s almost like any one who uses this argument that says that whoever did not protest during the Bush administration does not have the moral authority to protest now, that we have waived the right to protest because you think the cause was a just one to protest? That when you do not protest against any wrong doing you cannot protest against any future wrong doing.

I personally do not think so, again it is our right to protest whatever policy we particularly disagree with.

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2 Comments

  1. Well it is our right to protest and if “the other side”– those professional protestors want to whine about it…I simply laugh it off. Bush 43 made some mistakes yes, but he was not activiely trying to destory the country I love and the freedoms MY ancestors fought for…. simple as that. 😀

    • damn straight


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