Being A Conservative Democrat
Essay by Brian Kelly
You may wonder why I am a conservative Democrat instead of a conservative Republican? The fact is that neither party is perfect for me. I am for business but not unbridled corporate power. I am for Unions but not for thug tactics in the workplace and I am not for forced Unionism. I worked for IBM for 23 years and at the time, IBM never had nor needed a union. Corporations should treat workers right and Unions should be for the workers and not on the same team as the managers. At IBM, the founders believed that if you take care of the people, the people will take care of the business.
I am pro-life and though some legislators forget this, deep down most Americans are pro-life. Who wants to kill babies so that the hormonally active can have sex with no consequences. Which child would you give up for a fun ride on a roller coaster? I do not believe in protecting smelts and trees if either cause harm to human beings.
God made human beings with dominion over all life, and though we must be just caretakers of this awesome responsibility, it should not mean that humans must starve or be cold or freeze in the wintertime. In many ways some of the great ambitions of the Democratic Party leaders to create an equal world where there is no injustice has placed human beings per se in the back seat and has elevated non humans to a status not intended by God
I think that protecting unborn babies is more important than protecting turtle eggs. If it is a crime to destroy turtle eggs, why is it not a crime to kill and unborn child? I think the Democratic party has begun to endorse philosophies that give Government, rather than God, supreme power. I believe that God rules supreme above all else. When was the last time you were at a deathbed and heard the grieving family praying for the government to intervene?
Though years ago, I began to like conservative philosophies espoused by the Republican Party, I do not think that corporations were meant to dominate individuals. I also think that American Corporations have an obligation in exchange for the privilege of operating in America to care for their employees and to help do everything in their power to protect and create American Jobs.
Republicans and many rich Democrats such as the John Kerry family have no problem taking jobs overseas and they have no problem trying to reduce the American wage to as low as possible by bringing in illegal foreign workers to force the wages down. Neither party wants to enforce our immigration laws. Republicans want lower wages and Democrats see a huge voter pool in those who are granted Amnesty. I am for safe and secure borders and I believe in an America for Americans.
I would like to share with you information on a site that describes how to be a conservative Democrat. My philosophies for the most part fit this description.
How to Be a Conservative Democrat
Contributor: By eHow Contributing Writer
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In politics sometimes, it seems easy to categorize a person by their party affiliation. A Republican is conservative and a Democrat is liberal. That is too limiting and shortsighted. Party affiliation does not eliminate individual thought. Defying these stereotypes is not always easy but it is what democracy is based upon--freedom of thought and choice.
Look how many Republicans and supposedly avowed conservatives have decided that the # 1 candidate is less worthy than the contrived winner of the Republican Primary. Let me say this about that: We as Americans better do the right thing.
Democrats if given control again, regardless of the candidate, will kill America for good. The laws of countervailing power tell all good Americans registered D or R that we cannot bring back what we already have. Another Obama or Obama-like creature will kill US. Hillary and / or Bernie will doom America far past the recovery stage. We will be looking to Zimbabwe for political assistance! I hope we are not so stupid to go that far so that a few elitist billionaires can be comfortable in their easy chairs watching America burn..
435 House members are elected every two years. The more that are unknown to Washington, the better. I surely hope the good people of America do not pick any who love the Democratic Party. As good Democrats and as good Americans, I suggest very strongly that we give the Republicans and their populist rebels the opportunity to straighten out the country before we try any more social experiments. In a ten or twenty years we can take over again but let's cure the country first.
These are the formal instructions for being a conservative Democrat from the email I innocently recieved.
1. Step 1
Believe in small government. Small government means limiting the sprawling bureaucracy that invades people's lives and tries to tell them how to live those lives. Small government also means limiting monetary waste in government that comes with oversized government programs.
2. Step 2
Understand that there are services that the government needs to offer. While the conservative Democrat is against big government, they realize that some social programs are necessary for the country to thrive.
3. Step 3
Realize that a strong military force is a good. While curtailing government spending is prudent, it should not be at the expense of the nation's military. Even in times of peace, a strong military can be a deterrent to other aggressive countries and governments.
4. Step 4
Sympathize with the working class. A conservative democrat understands that the working class is the backbone that built this country. Conservative Democrats keep this in mind whenever taking issue with a policy or ideology.
5. Step 5
Focus on education and family values. Education and family values are an important part of the core values of the conservative Democrat. Education is what made this country a world leader and needs to be the focus of a conservative Democrats political agenda.
6. Step 6
Consider free market capitalism a positive endeavor. A conservative Democrat understands that the free market and capitalism empower the individual to make her own destiny.
For Democrats who feel as I do about life, I am clearly your candidate for the 17th District, and I would appreciate your vote.