“The Conservative Case For …” Giving in to the Left

They won't love us for it

By William M Briggs Published on February 23, 2018

Do a search for “The Conservative Case For…” (we’ve met this phrase before). Know what you’ll find?

Almost exclusively, articles about how to graciously surrender to the left. About how progressive positions can be seen, if viewed in just the right light, as conservative after all. About how if we capitulate the culture wars gracefully, our progressive masters will love us and speak well of us.

Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

Seek and Ye Shall Find

A few recent examples (all emphases mine).

  • The conservative case for reforming America’s sick gun culture.” Some of the author’s best friends “have guns.” He sees “America would face insurmountable obstacles in trying to confiscate guns.” But even though gun crime is down, he’d like government “tests that aim at qualifying the character of a gun owner.”
  • The conservative case for a carbon tax in Canada.” Author admits conservatives are “nearly unified in their opposition to the implementation of a carbon tax, or carbon pricing.” But by surrendering to the left, “Conservatives can show that they really are interested in conservation and sustainability, opening up the Conservative brand to a wider range of the voting population, while not being forced to abandon their principles.” Except the principle of avoiding unnecessary and confiscatory taxes.
  • Conservative Case for Gay Marriage.” From a Senior fellow at the Brookings Institute comes the argument that because some (public) conservatives disrespected their own marriages, therefore so-called same-sex marriage “is part and parcel of a re-commitment to family values, not a flight from them.” Thus “Same-sex marriage is socially conservative.” Never mind that sodomy is a sin that cries out to Heaven for justice. And never mind that same-sex “marriage” destroys the very logic of marriage as involving (only) one man and one woman.
  • The Conservative Case for Women’s Issues.” Author says, “The culture war is over and we lost.” Which is why conservatives should support “policies addressing family medical leave, paid parental leave, workplace discrimination, gender wage discrimination, an earned income tax credit, childcare incentives and food tax reform.” Conclusion? “There is nothing to fear and everything to gain for conservatives to pursue the quest for happiness for everyone.”

A Vast Ocean of Surrender

There are many, many more. “The conservative case for single payer,” “The Conservative Case for Unions,” “The Conservative Case for Overturning Citizens United,” “Paul Ryan and the conservative case for President Trump to keep DACA,” “The conservative case for SSM,” and on and on. Try it yourself.

Too Tired to Fight

It isn’t only conservative-case-for keywords that signal retreat. There are many ways of advertising submission. The most common is to feign exhaustion. To claim the tide is so overwhelming that there is no use in fighting. Best to abandon the cause and save our energy for another battle.

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A great demonstration of this from a (said-to-be) conservative author is in the article “It’s Time for Legalized Prostitution.” This was in Slate, where the author then played the same role as does David Brooks does now at the New York Times.

The author admits the “stigma associated with selling sex remains strong, as is the stigma against buying it.” This is a conservative thing to say. But the author immediately sucks the force from that truth. “This is despite the growing evidence that decriminalizing the buying and selling of sex has significant public health benefits.”

How can prostitution and the corruption of the souls of all involved with it have any significant public health benefits? The answer is obvious: It cannot. But if, perchance, it turns out via some bizarre statistical measure that pimps have fewer hangnails than construction workers, it can never be a conservative argument that there ought to be more pimps.

Yet we do not need a surrender-disguised-as-defense of conservative principles. We don’t even need a real defense of those principles, but rather to have them implemented.

Play Nice

We can avoid causalities if we let progressives take the hill. Every hill. Loyal opposition conservatives hope polite notes left behind on the battlefield will somehow give leftists pause. Maybe slow them a bit as they advance toward their next goal. Our authors think this kind of appeasement is the best way to protect or even defend conservative principles.

Yet we do not need a surrender-disguised-as-defense of conservative principles. We don’t even need a real defense of those principles, but rather to have them implemented. Like General George S. Patton said, “Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.”

This, incidentally, is what accounts for the success of President Trump. Unlike many on the right who came before him, folks who were keen to be known as chummy conservatives, Trump does not reflexively apologize for his beliefs. He doesn’t concede ground merely to be conciliatory. Nor does he try to put a friendly face on an ugly situation. He asserts conservative, even Christian, beliefs.

Now no man is perfect, but Mr. Trump seems to have taken the apostle John’s words to heart. If you were of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

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  • Ken Abbott

    The human capacity to invent rationalizations for sin and error is endless as we are always seeking to excuse ourselves.

  • Paul

    There’s a CSS tag problem going on just before the Play Nice section

  • Ken Abbott

    Another notable detail is Mr. Salam’s use of the word “stigma.” This typically refers to a mark of shame or discredit, but it is an applied mark, meaning that the thing being stigmatized is such because we consider it such, not necessarily being the thing is bad in itself. In other words, we may now retain a moral consensus that selling and buying sex is wrong, but this doesn’t have to be a permanent condition. Morality by opinion or feeling. Doesn’t that just fit progressivism to a T?

  • Andrew Mason

    Arbeit macht frei. The only question is how much work is required from conservatives.

  • Chip Crawford

    We are to resist evil.

  • tz1

    Cuckservatism defined.

  • tz1

    The conservative case was not given by #NeverTrump, but in the “Flight 93 Election”.

    The same conservatives that gave the above cases wrote the #NeverTrump articles and wanted David French and Evan McMullan to run as spoilers and even suborn the electoral college.

  • James

    It seems like conservatism is little more than contrarianism. An opposition to liberalism for the sake of opposing liberalism.

    Conservatives once supported gun control as an anti-crime measure. Reagan, in particular, was not a fan of mentally unstable people getting guns. This was when liberals were giving violent criminals weekend passes.

    Cap and trade was the conservative solution to pollution—and very successful at reducing sulfur dioxide emissions that were causing acid rain. Taxing pollution (while offsetting the new tax with a tax cut elsewhere to make it revenue neutral) was also a conservative solution. Both rewarded clean practices and penalized polluters with market incentives. The liberal solution was to ban pollution and punish the offenders.

    Gay marriage was a compromise. In 1989, gay conservative Andrew Sullivan wrote that the rejection of bourgeois sexual norms was killing gay people because of AIDS. Gay marriage would mean that gay couple’s accept the social norms in exchange for social acceptance.

    Universal healthcare? F.A. Hayek, one of the great defenders of capitalism, supported both universal healthcare and even universal basic income. Such measures were necessary to preserve the society that made capitalism possible. The program known as “Obamacare” originated at the Heritage Foundation and was based on a state program signed into law by Mitt Romney.

    “The conservative case for”… often came from conservatives themselves.

    • Myth Buster

      Well written. Many liberal issues are also actually Christian at its root. The Bible is a big book. There’s a lot more to it than abortion and anti-gay quotes.

      • James

        American Christianity is dominated by a me-and-Jesus Protestantism that many of the social obligations of Christianity.

        • Myth Buster

          Yes, I too have noticed this. Just recently I did a careful read of all four gospels, as it relates to Jesus and his teachings. Sadly, when talking with right wing Christians it seems they’re very good at data mining anti-gay and anti-aborsion rhetoric out of the Bible (mostly Old Testament stuff); yet, when confronted by what Jesus actually said, on a whole array of topics, they show out-in-out ignorance of it or run in terror not wanting to discuss the issue any more. Just recently I discovered they even have a slightly derogatory name for followers that promote the social obligations of Christianity. They call them “Social Christians”. It’s oxymoronically used as a derogatory by them. Yet, they’ll be quick to tell people they “love Jesus” and “everyone should read the Bible”. This oxymoronically makes no sense and one of the reasons why there is now a noticeable rise of the Christian Left over the past year. Which in my opinion is also a good thing.

          Without turning this commentary into a college dissertation Right Wing Christians can’t continue to back Trump, for instance, with all of his moral indiscretions and give him “mulligans”; yet, be completely unforgiving of them when perpetrated by Democrats. It looks to hypocritical to an outsider looking in and one reason Christianity is losing followers. The blind support of Roy Moore was the epitome of stupidity by the Evangelicals. They supported him for the seat. I’d suggest there be no right or left wing Christianity and we also start promoting everything Jesus spoke of beyond the abortion and anti-gay subjects. Not just giving it lip service in church and nothing more – we need to support issues like taking care of the poor, the sick, the destitute; stop calling them “lazy” and promote Idolatry of Money (one of Jesus’ main talking points) or those that seem to like it – like Trump who endlessly bragged about his money. This too means we also become “Social Christians” just like Jesus said……

          • As I was saying…

            The four sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance are (in order):
            abortion, sodomy, blasphemy, denying a man his fair wage.

            Your “seamless garment” devilry here is little more than marxism.

            One of the worst demoniacs in history, gramsci (your teacher), taught that removing transcendent language from the Church would make weak people into marxists. This tactic worked in your case.

          • Myth Buster

            Don’t deal with Stupid. Go away…..

          • Myth Buster

            Sorry, but all four Gospels in the New Testament outlining Jesus’s teaching and the key elements of the Christian belief, trump your four highly selective cherry picked sins, used here to excuse Trump’s past immoral and non-Christian like behavior and to maintain continued support for him. Right Wing Christians can’t continue to hypocritically back Trump, with all of his moral indiscretions and give him “mulligans”; yet, be completely unforgiving of them when perpetrated by Democrats without looking like complete fools. Love the “marxism” word tossed in for effect. I’m sure its use impresses some….

          • As I was saying…

            The sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance are the four worst sins of all and demand payment of blood and suffering even if the perpetrator repents. They are so evil that even demons are horrified at their perpetration.

            The first (abortion), corresponds to the crime/punishment of cain.

            The second (sodomy) corresponds to the crime/punishment of sodom.

            So on and so forth.

            Your fixation on trump is telling though. You hate that trump is pushing the us away from government dependence, and you hate that because it means your “revolution” is foiled.

          • Myth Buster

            Where in the Bible does it speak of the “sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance”? Statistically, Jesus literally spoke most of Idolatry of Money and he never mentioned abortion or homosexuality in any fo the four gospels. Sodomy was clumped in with other sins he generally spoke of and it wasn’t ranked at the top. Your fixation, however, on artificially ranking sins outside of the literal parameters of the Bible is extremely telling. Trump also running up the National Debt to $21.5 trillion that’s rising now higher than during the worst period of our last recession in 2009, just to give the top 1% some 84% of the tax cuts, will eventually push Americans into government dependency, when it all comes crashing down, like it did after the last trickle-down tax cuts in 1984, 2001 and 2003 – with the follow-up economic recessions in 1998 and 2008. After listening to the crazy right wing evangelical anti-Obama hate for eight years and now an odd oxymoronic embrace of Trump, with his history of self admitted “grabby “pu**y”, three marriages, collusion with Russia and adultery with porn stars – means your ” conservative revolution” is foiled.

          • As I was saying…

            sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance are mentioned in Genesis and are marked by total destruction of the people responsible.

            I already gave examples. You can get the rest from the Catechism.

            sacrificing children to the devil was very common amongst the moloch worshippers as well as the romans. sodomy was very common amongst all pagans, especially the romans. blasphemy is self explanatory, so is denying a man his fair wage.

            sodomy brings death upon all who practice it, this is specifically what God says about it. On earth by disease and suicide, then eternally by the second worst punishment possible in hell.

            abortion qualifies as the worst because the punishment is equal to that of cain. sodomy caused sodom/gomorrah to be turned to ash to wipe out the disease. blasphemy is suicide. So on and so forth.

            The severity is proven by the punishment necessary. By crying out to Heaven for vengeance, that means that they are so evil that they must be paid back in such extravagant ways.

          • Myth Buster

            Give me a biblical quote. Give me a quotation out of scripture with its reference point supporting your claimed statement “… sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance are the four worst sins of all and demand payment of blood and suffering even if the perpetrator repents. They are so evil that even demons are horrified at their perpetration. The first (abortion), corresponds to the crime/punishment of cain. The second (sodomy) corresponds to the crime/punishment of sodom.” So far, I’ve just seen unsubstantiated conjecture. Yes, they are in there (many Old Testament stuff), but adultery, lying, lustful behavior, steeling and Idolatry of Money are also discussed as sins – these being offenses Trump has committed throughout his life and still to this day. Nowhere, is one placed as a worse sin above the others; yet, Jesus, spoke statistically against Idolatry of Money the most in the four gospels. was he incorrect by raising this issue the most, while saying NOTHING against Abortion and Homosexuality?

          • As I was saying…

            despair is the projection of ones evil in the hopes that it absolves you. It is a mortal sin.

            communism (your religion) automatically excommunicates you, and is the representation of the devil’s power on earth.

            As I told you, there is an entire section of the Catechism on sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance. You can also look at what the Saints have stated on the subject.

            All of those who kill children in the womb share in cain’s punishment, sodomites all share sodom’s punishment and so on.

            That sodomy is so evil that the demons are disgusted by it is from the diary of St Bernardine of Siena who received revelation from God.

          • Myth Buster

            Great deflection away from the issue, so you don’t have to deal with the literal fact that nowhere in the Bible does it say anything about “the four worst sins of all and demand payment of blood and suffering”. I’d suggest actually sitting down and reading the Good Book and pay special attention to the New Testament gospels and not be duped so easily by Fox News types. This is one reason why the right wing evangelicals are start to look nationally ignorant, as they double down on their support of Trump.

          • As I was saying…

            They are all contained in Genesis. Again, you are ignoring what happened to cain and what happened to sodom.

            You are also ignoring the Catechism.

          • Myth Buster

            Oh, Genesis – they’re all in there. Okay, give me the verse. Keep asking for the source and quotation – you keep giving nothing.

            I’ll try helping you out. For example, the Bible speaks against homosexuality by saying: Leviticus 18:22 “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” Note the source and quotation. But, it doesn’t say anywhere the word “worst” (key word you incorrectly inserted). It’s not there. Now prove me wrong. Give me a location, book and verse in the Bible that speaks of the “the four worst sins of all and demand payment of blood and suffering”. Or, go away or admit you’re wrong. You do know how to give appropriate attribution, right? The Bible is a wonderful book – you should try actually reading it sometime.

          • As I was saying…

            The Bible is the Word of God. Misrepresenting it as merely a book goes to your political religion of devil worship because books cannot talk back to you when you try to torture it for your “power” and “gnosis” delusion.

            You keep using the alinsky tactics of “freezing, polarizing, politicizing” and “hold them to their own rules.” The problem is you are not smart enough to realize I have stated no rules. I am not a protestant heretic and sola scriptura is nonsense.

            I never said that the sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance were explicitly numbered in order in scripture, I said that they are inferred from God’s reaction to the sin and the death that follows. This requires reason and thought and argument, things you know you cannot use your underhanded tactics on safely. The works of the Saints and the Catechism. Both the Catechism and the Saints intellectually disembowel any of those looking to blasphemously excuse the sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance (like you).

            Projecting your mortal sins onto the president is the mortal sin of despair. You doing this to excuse sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance means you are now complicit in every sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance by support.

            Repent.

          • Myth Buster

            You keep using deflection to not answer a basic question. Where in the Bible does it speak of the “four sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance”? Simple question. Where?

            I’d suggest you actually should pick the Good Book up and try reading it. The Bible is the Word of God. Please stop misrepresenting it so you can live the life of a bigot.

          • As I was saying…

            The Catechism gives scriptural reference on the subject.

          • Myth Buster

            But, the Bible is the literal Christian source to spirituality. No other higher source. Catechism without exact literal attribution is just conjecture that’s open to debate. I prefer to know and directly reference Jesus in the Gospels or direct teachings out of the Bible. Sorry, but I’m not into spin.

          • As I was saying…

            The Church is indivisible, which means official dogma cannot contradict the Faith.

          • Myth Buster

            Yes, “official dogma cannot contradict the Faith” and neither can the ignorant. That’s why I read the literal scripture and will not seduced by the ignorant multi-headed, beast-like eidolon—the beast with eight billion heads. No other higher source.

          • As I was saying…

            Your argument is that your ego cannot contradict the Faith. Your ego contradicts the faith all the way to damnation should you not repent.

            A book cannot correct your error when you try to abuse it. This is why you hate the Church because we can correct your error.

          • Myth Buster

            No, my argument is that I literally follow holy canonization scripture or the exact word of God found in the Bible. So, you’re telling me that your “faith” should take a higher position over the holy canonization scripture found in the Bible and simultaneously and oxymoronically you’re claiming I have an ego problem?????? Now that’s a new one. Did you think of this yourself or did someone dupe you into believing something like that?

            Then you said, “A book cannot correct your error when you try to abuse it. This is why you hate the Church because we can correct your error.” I have absolutely no idea what you mean by that one.

          • As I was saying…

            No, you reject the Bible altogether. You also reject God altogether. You then panic and commit the mortal sin of despair and the sin that cries to Heaven of blasphemy in the attempt to cover up your pride.

            What you do accept is a carefully crafted strawman you feel you can use for political points. You then claim to use the Bible, because the Bible cannot yell at you that you are wrong. You cannot do so with the Church, which will viciously correct/expose you as I am doing when you try your diabolic tricks.

          • Myth Buster

            Okay, let’s go back to the beginning of the string – since you are apparently keep moving the goal post around and let’s see if it’s possible for you to focus on issues. Where in the Bible does it speak of the “sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance”? I’ve asked the question several times and you’re deflected away. It’s not in there. Intelligent people understand this. Statistically, Jesus literally spoke most of Idolatry of Money and he never mentioned abortion or homosexuality in any of the four gospels. Do you agree with this or not?????

            Next, the Bible doesn’t say anywhere the word “worst” sin (key word you incorrectly inserted). It’s not there. Now prove me wrong. Give me a location, book and verse in the Bible that speaks of the “the four worst sins of all and demand payment of blood and suffering”. Or, go away or admit you’re wrong. You do know how to give appropriate attribution, right?

            Your last paragraph looks like nonsensical spin to give the appears you have an argument. Please try upping you game, if you wish to have a religious debate with me. It’s just reinforcing my observation you don’t have a clue what’s actually in the Bible.

            I’d suggest, therefore, if you’re going to try crossing intellectual sabers with someone who has actually read the Bible – you should at least, at some point in your life, do the same. Otherwise, you look gullibility foolish, like someone is easily manipulating you with things not in the Bible. Therefore, this may blow your mind: Trump is not religious – he’s just easily duping those who are not smart enough to grasp what’s actually in the Bible nor understand their own religion and Jesus’ teachings. Intelligent people saw through Trump’s spin immediately – the not so smart that have never read the Good Book are still following him. They don’t have the brains to know otherwise.

          • As I was saying…

            abortion is the worst sin of all, sodomy is the second worst sin of all, blasphemy is the third worst, denying a man his fair wage is the fourth.

            The Jews already knew this from the Old Testament, where the sins that cry to Heaven were established. No need to mention to them what they already know.

            As for where they are contained in the Bible I already mentioned it. I also mentioned it is in the Catecheism where each one is named in scripture. There is no such thing as “refutation by cowardice.”

            You have already defeated yourself, I am only talking to you further out of charity to inform you.

            I have said you reject both God and scripture. You do. You only accept political rhetoric you feel you can use to gain power. In this case you pretend to be Christian to get political power, but I can see through that.

            Your fixation on trump plays into this. You hate that trump is removing government dependence. This means no more push towards the marxist “god-state,” which is the only think you actually worship as you falsely believe that will allow you to usurp God.

            Now, how do you plan I usurp God through marxism exactly?

          • Myth Buster

            “abortion is the worst sin of all, sodomy is the second worst sin of all, blasphemy is the third worst, denying a man his fair wage is the fourth.” That’s your opinion – not backed up by holy scripture. No where in the Bible does it rank sins. This isn’t an opinion – it is a fact!

            “As for where they are contained in the Bible I already mentioned it.” Actually no you haven’t. I’ve asked several times and on each of them you’ve deflected. Prove me wrong, give me the biblical book and verse. Give me a scriptural quotation.

            Your last three paragraphs are just conjecture having little to do with the Bible. Sorry, but not interested in getting duped into non-relevant issues, so you can deflect more. Please stay on topic.

            It seems obvious you’ve only got a basic understanding of what’s actually in the Bible and have never read it. I’m guessing you picked up your spin from the religious channel or maybe hear it in evangelical sermons and haven’t put too much thought into it beyond that. You believe, simply because you belief. This is how they dupe in the uneducated and program them. A cult like mentality. I’d suggest the need to actually sit-down and read the Bible and maybe pick up a few Scholarly works that have gone through a peer-review process (i’m guessing you don’t know what that is), written by an authority on the subject at hand, or is produced by a reputable association – written on the subject to actually learn more about it. Therefore, one doesn’t “usurp God through marxism” (have know idea where that one came from) when they follow the literal teachings of the gospels. To think otherwise would be oxymoronically laughable.

          • As I was saying…

            “peer review” exists to publish works only politically consistent with marxism.

            secondly, despair is a mortal sin. You and your kind desperately use it despite it knowing that each instance of it is strong enough to kill your soul outright.

            The goal of your kind is to usurp God. You take a number of ways to do it, but the favored one now is through marxism. You think if you can unseat God’s order through you being enslaved to totalitarian government, then you will unseat God. I am asking you how one succeeds in any of those points.

          • Myth Buster

            I see you still haven’t given me the verse and quotation from the Bible. I literally follow holy canonization scripture or the exact word of God found in the Bible and sure what your faith is based on. Where in the Bible does it speak of the “sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance”? Statistically, Jesus literally spoke most of Idolatry of Money and he never mentioned abortion or homosexuality in any of the four gospels. Sodomy was clumped in with other sins he generally spoke of and it wasn’t ranked at the top.

            Give me a biblical quote – verse. Give me a quotation out of scripture with its reference point supporting your claimed statement “… sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance are the four worst sins of all and demand payment of blood and suffering even if the perpetrator repents. They are so evil that even demons are horrified at their perpetration. The first (abortion), corresponds to the crime/punishment of cain. The second (sodomy) corresponds to the crime/punishment of sodom.”

          • As I was saying…

            The places in scripture have been described already. Look what happened to cain, sodom, et al.

            The Catechism mentions each place in scripture, and the section on the sins that cry to Heaven can be found in the index of the Catechism.

            You also become complicit in each one by blasphemously defending them in order to push marxism.

          • Myth Buster

            Sorry, no they have not. Please give me the a biblical quote – verse. Give me a quotation out of scripture with its reference point supporting your claimed statement “… sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance are the four worst sins of all and demand payment of blood and suffering even if the perpetrator repents. They are so evil that even demons are horrified at their perpetration. The first (abortion), corresponds to the crime/punishment of cain. The second (sodomy) corresponds to the crime/punishment of sodom.” Amazingly, this was asked seven days ago.

            This question was ask in my second comment exchange with you above some seven days ago and you’ve fail to supply it. I guess you just lack a basic knowledge of the Bible. I follow holy scripture – you seem to follow spin. I’d suggest picking up the Bible and taking the time to read it. Ignorance is not religious belief.

          • As I was saying…

            And it was answered, repeatedly.

            Your consistent tactic has been to ask the same thing over and over hoping for me to say something else.

          • Myth Buster

            Sure it was. Just like it’s in the Bible, but you just can’t quite it. LOL!!!!!! Next time you claim something is in the Bible – open it up and read it first to make sure its there. That way you will not have someone like me correct you publicly. Now, why not try reading it for the first time.

          • As I was saying…

            Your defeat is accepted, stop wasting my time.

          • Myth Buster

            LOL!!!! The boy couldn’t come up with one Biblical verse to support his uneducated position and thinks I’m defeated. Go read the Bible, sonny. Then come back and try talking to someone who is educated.

          • As I was saying…

            You must be lonely. You are also blocked.

          • Myth Buster

            okay….

      • James

        For decades, Republican politics was dominated by mainline Protestants. As the mainline denominations have collapsed, the Republicans lost their social conscience.

      • ArthurMcGowan

        Socialism “works” in Europe because American taxpayers have funded almost 100% of their defense costs. As that swindle is phased out, and Europe is swamped with tens of millions of IQ-85 aliens, socialism will cease to “work.”

        • Myth Buster

          “American taxpayers have funded almost 100% of their defense costs.” This is not true. In fact, it’s not even close to being true. I think you actually need to take a trip over to Europe and see how they live. Don’t where you’re getting these ideas.

          • Dr. James Russel, PhD

            It’s entirely true, be quiet.

          • Myth Buster

            Sorry, but you need to educated yourself on the issues. American taxpayers have not funded almost 100% of their defense costs. We didn’t even do that in the early days of NATO and sure not doing it now. I’d suggest backing off the idiotic pro-Trump crap, reading some books on the subject and dropping the phony baloney doctorates title. You could be a doctor and that uninformed.

          • Dr. James Russel, PhD

            It’s entirely true, be quiet.

          • Myth Buster

            It’s true. You’re going to backing off the idiotic pro-Trump crap, start reading books on the subject and dropping the phony baloney doctorates title. You’ll do all of that? Great!

    • ArthurMcGowan

      You are right. Conservatives support taxing pollution.

      You left out one teeny-weeny detail from your argument: Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.

      • James

        And what qualification do you have to make that assertion?

        • He doesn’t need one. Carbon dioxide is a building block of life. It doesn’t became a pollutant because you or your sci hacks say so.

  • HighInformationVoter

    This is basically Conservatism in the Commonwealth. It consists of bending to the Left until all of your teenage female relatives are controlled by rape gangs.

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