Monday, February 27, 2012
"If that is what so-called “conservatives” want to conserve, preserve, protect, save, safeguard, keep, sustain, maintain, prolong and perpetuate, please count me out!"
During the past weeks, Republican candidates have been bitterly attacking each other, mostly telling the people that the other candidates are not conservative enough.
As a rule of thumb, I think that most of what they say about the other candidates is true, while everything they say about themselves is a lie.
I purposely keep Ron Paul out of this dogfight. The reason is because, as the last tactic against the only candidate who consistently, by words and deeds, has done what he swore to do, defend and protect the Constitution, Ron Paul is not a conservative.
Self-entitled conservative Republicans apparently believe that they have a monopoly on the Constitution. Now, given the fact that they still love “compassionate conservative” George W. Bush, still the main destroyer of the Constitution in recent times — though Obama is trying harder to beat his record — I wonder, what do conservatives want to conserve?
Do they want to conserve the practice of torture (aka enhanced interrogation methods) in military detention camps?
Do they want to preserve the cancellation of habeas corpus?
To they want to maintain the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without the right to a trial?
Do they want to conserve the constant surveillance and harassment under the current police state?
Do they want to perpetuate the DHS’s power to violate the citizens’ rights?
Do they want to safeguard the right of U.S.-based transnational corporations to move U.S. jobs abroad, use semi-slave workers and avoid paying taxes?
Do they want oil magnates, Wall Street bankers and big corporations to keep using the U.S. armed forces to fight long, non-declared, unwinnable wars to protect their private interests abroad?
Do they want to prolong the social and economic destruction of America by the very ones we elected to oppose it?
Do they want to preserve the indoctrination in public schools on the wonders of abortion and gay lifestyle, and the distribution of free condoms, birth control pills, and other eugenicist tools of population control?
Do they want to perpetuate the teaching in our universities of pseudo-scientific, religious theories like evolution and global warming, as well as the evils of capitalism and the marvels of socialism?
Do they want to continue reducing the freedom of the American people by both Republicans (Patriot Act) and Democrats (National Defense Authorization Act)?
Do they want to perpetuate the fiction that there are significant differences between the Republican and the Democratic Party?
Do they want to safeguard the existence of a corrupt Congress totally sold to corporate interests?
Do they want to maintain the control of the U.S. in the hands of a group of CFR conspirators through their secret agents in the NSC, the Department of State and the Pentagon?
Do they want to prolong the waging of non-declared, unconstitutional wars all around the planet?
Do they want to keep the growing national debt?
Do they want to perpetuate the right of corporations to produce their gadgets abroad with slave labor?
Do they want to safeguard the right of corporate executives to get humongous bonuses and avoiding paying taxes?
Do they want to perpetuate the infringements on our personal freedoms?
Do they want to conserve the breakdown of the rule of law by the very ones who are supposed to preserve it?
Do they want to prolong the dismal state of the U.S. economy, the destruction of the middle class and the impoverishing of American workers?
Do they want to keep the growing economic differences between the very rich and the very poor?
Do they want to maintain the eugenicist practices of killing American children, either as babies, in their mothers’ wombs (the Democrat way), or as teenagers, fighting foreign wars on behalf of transnational corporations and Wall Street bankers (the Republican way)?
If that is what so-called “conservatives” want to conserve, preserve, protect, save, safeguard, keep, sustain, maintain, prolong and perpetuate, please count me out!