Sunday, January 27, 2013


Upper-Level Conservative Beliefs

Basic Tenets of My Beliefs

Belief in:

1. A Loving, Omnipresent and Omnipotent God

2. Moral Absolutes, and not moral relativism

3. Freedom and Liberty

4. Natural law, rights, and duties

5. The Constitution of the United States of America, read forthrightly

6. Customs, Traditions, and Institutions that mediate between the citizen and the government, and including a renewed patriotism by our citizens

7. Fiscal Responsibility

8. Social Responsibility

9. Free Markets, with suitable restraints

10. Right-Sized Government. Do we need 1,177 or more government agencies?

11. Strong Defenses

12. States Rights and Responsibilities, including education

13. Science and Engineering

14. Just War and Just Killing

15. Equal Opportunity, and not equal outcomes

16. Constructive Change

17. Subsidiarity

18. Speech, and all of our Lives unfettered by Multicultural Diversity and Political Correctness.

19. Discrimination has its uses. Universal non-discrimination is blarney

20. Technology that will aid the middle class if they embrace it

21. A Resurgent America

22. A Civilized Society and the Rule of Law

23. A Fair Taxation Policy and Law

24. A Foreign Policy that seeks the good, together with likeminded nations, and that minimizes the idea of a central world government

25. A Robust and up-to-date Education for all citizens as befitting our republic  and the modern world

Expansion of these upper-level beliefs is truly a significant job, as the second-level of beliefs require major development.  To illustrate, take Natural Law, which would take a book to fully describe the subject. Another illustration is Constructive Change, which applies across the board in our society, and especially in government. Again, it would take a book to even scratch the surface of all the beneficial changes we need.

Perhaps this listing will aid me in developing my own views on each item. Another item, Subsidiarity is not a familiar term, but it refers to the philosophy of making decisions at the lowest possible level of society and government, which pushes back on those who would centralize all decision-making at the Federal Government level. Identifying these decision types that should be decided at lower levels of government is not a trivial task.


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