As far as conservatives are concerned, I generally don’t appreciate them and don’t socialize with them. I don’t like wasting my time hanging around people who (1) force their moral rules on the rest of us using the coercive power of government, (2) continually compromise with Democrats to move the country further away from capitalism and toward socialism, (3) ruin the lives of millions of Americans by supporting the misguided “War on Drugs”, and (4) do not have the zeal, personal resolve, or character to fight for freedom and liberty.
Whereas liberals use the power of government to take our property, conservatives use it to take away our civil liberties. If you smoke pot you’re in trouble. Use cocaine or meth and you’re in BIG trouble. Not all conservatives are rattle snake kissing Alabamans, but in some states your choice of an adult bedroom partner can put you on the wrong side of the law. Our immigration laws are a mess. If you come to this country illegally you can work hard every day of your life, purchase a home, pay sales and property taxes and put your kids through college, but you can’t return to Mexico to be at the bedside of your dying Mother. You can’t go to her funeral either because you can’t get a visa to get back into the United States.
Whereas liberals (acting out of economic ignorance) honestly believe that redistribution of income makes society a better place, conservatives know without a doubt that redistribution kills societal work incentives. Even though they are dead right in supporting free markets and opposing socialism year after year conservatives (the Republican Party) compromise with Democrats to make the nation more socialistic each year. The Hegelian Dialectic is in full force here; virtually every position in the 1928 U.S. Socialist Party Platform is now law in the United States of America. Shame on you, conservatives.
Conservatives, through their support of the “War on Drugs” have declared all kinds of substances illegal. This has the effect of reducing the supply of these substances, making their manufacture and distribution highly profitable for criminals. The government created high prices are the cornerstone of gang violence and warfare, as rival gangs kill each other (and innocent bystanders) with turf wars. Drug laws also incarcerate hundreds of thousands of non-violent people. If you’re a black male child in the United States today you have a 25% chance of spending some of your life in prison. Most economists (including the late Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Milton Friedman) encourage decriminalization of all drugs, which would put and end to gang violence and unnecessary incarceration. Conservatives just can’t wrap their heads around the idea that drug addiction is a health problem, not a crime. Conservatives are the ones that make it a crime, perpetuating gangs and and all is well in gangland.
Most discouraging is that conservatives seem not to have the zeal, personal resolve, or character to fight for freedom and liberty. Whereas everything is a crusade for the liberals, everything is a conviction for Conservatives. Yet conviction itself is insufficient to persuade the masses, many of whom are already on the dole. The Republican Party is now leaderless. It would be nice if conservatives could be more persuasive and at least lead the United States out of it’s fiscal quagmire, but many conservatives are also on the dole. Government tax breaks extend way beyond the realm of the poor and permeate the finances of even upper middle class families. Perhaps conservatives are no more likely than liberals to give up their government benefits.