There I said it. I lean conservative in my political viewpoints.
Being conservative does not automatically mean:
- Because I disagree with President Obama’s policies I must be a racist.
- Because I believe in the legal path to citizenship I must be xenophobic.
- Because I don’t support my tax dollars nor my health care premiums providing “free” birth control I must be a sexist who does not like women. (As a female relative told me…she paid for her own bc and did not expect others to do so).
I may not be an expert in what all the founding fathers said and the first principles of them. But I do know that I support small limited federal government. It is pretty clear to me that the federal government was supposed to be limited. As the 10th amendment say:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
To me, it is pretty clear that as the federal government has grown over the years the worse off this country has become.
If you want to be a liberal, progressive or whatever you want to call yourself these days, that is your right. I don’t have a problem with it, except when that side of the political spectrum tries to paint conservatives as evil and uses name calling to smear us. And yes, I believe both sides are to blame.
I’m conservative, deal with it.