Tag: personal beliefs

Why I Cannot Join The Conservative Movement

I grew up in a conservative household. Both my mother and father are conservative. My grandparents on my fathers side were conservative. My brother and sister are conservative. Me? No. Why? I believe that I ask too many questions and get tired of the hypocrisy. And before you go, there is hypocrisy on the left, let me tell you this: I know. There is hypocrisy all along the political views. But I grew up in a home where the conservative viewpoint was preached and that is the view I identified with. It also made me the most disgusted with the right leaning politicians here in the United States.

One particular thought that is liked throughout the conservatives here in the United States is that we need to drug test any person who is getting welfare. Because anybody that is getting welfare is living high on the hog and spending all their money they get from the government on drugs and booze. Great. let’s save some money by kicking the drug users off welfare. In fact, if you want to save the government money, then anybody that gets government money needs to be tested. And since the Supreme Court has said that U.S. Corporations have the same rights as individuals, they also need to be drug tested. How? Everybody on the Board of Directors of a Corporation that receives money from the U.S. Government takes a drug test. So let’s say that Halliburton gets a new government contract. The Board of Directors all take the same drug test that a woman in Plano, TX takes when receiving her welfare money. If one member of the Board is found to have drugs in their system, the Corporation defaults on the contract and is not eligible for anymore government contracts for 4 years. Might cause some problems for corporations that continuously have people going to rehab on their boards. But it would help get rid of some problems for the people.

Another is taxes. We need to cut taxes so low that businesses can reinvest their capital as well as wealthy individuals. So goes the thought process of the right. It would cause massive growth and everybody will be able to rise. Excuse me as I go puke. The one shining example of how the conservatives want America to be as a nation can be found in Kansas. Yes, that Kansas. The one that said that businesses didn’t have to pay income taxes. The one that cut taxes and said that would fix the budget deficit that the state ran because of all the investment that would come into the state and by the reinvestment of profits from the businesses already in the state. The one that is now trying to figure out how to fund their schools, their roads, the actual state government. The state where the GOP runs the statehouse and wants to start passing tax increases. Tax Cuts favor the rich. And we continue to see that it doesn’t matter how much money you have in savings when you live comfortably. Once you have made it to that level, then you just like for it to accumulate. There was an article in Forbes, I believe a couple of years ago that interviewed Millionaires. The overwhelming thought coming out of that article is that the Millionaires thought that they were being squeezed by the government because the people that were richer than them were making more money than they were and they were getting more tax breaks than they were. So they wanted better tax breaks for them so they could accumulate wealth. Mind you, these people are already millionaires. That means that they had over 1 Million Dollars in wealth. And they could invest in many things. But they were more worried about getting more. Tells you what tax cuts do. Allow people to be hoarders.

And let’s talk about Trumpcare for a minute. They are floating that people will get a tax break to purchase health insurance. Let me ask you something. If you make $25,000 a year, do you think that you will get the same amount of a tax break as someone who makes $100,000 or $200,000 a year? I’ll give you a second to think about it. Time’s up. We all know that the answer is no. So if you are a working class shlub at a Target, you might get a $500 tax break to purchase insurance. For those on Wall Street, you will be looking at a 5 digit tax break. More give to the rich and to hell with 99% of the people.

Next, let’s talk religion. Here, I will make a concession to conservatives. I will call those who follow Islam and attack Americans because of their religion Islamic Extremists as long as those who follow Christianity and attack others including Americans because of their Christian beliefs are labeled Christian Extremists. Call a Spade a Spade. I have read both the Bible and the Koran due to my job in the military. It is funny that both religions believe in the Abrahamic god, and that both religions mirror each other so closely. Anyways, it is real easy to be Christian. You can commit any foul crimes in your life and in some of the sects, as long as you repent on your deathbed, you are going to heaven. Kill a doctor because he performs abortions, you are going to heaven, even though you broke one of the 10 Commandments that were handed down from the Almighty proper. You know those commandments. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not covet. Those 10 things. But as long as you repent before you die and accept Jesus Christ as your lord, you are forgiven for all your sins. Even if you break all 10 Commandments. Perfect for today’s wanna be religious person. So fuck it, live a nasty, filthy, cheating life. Just make sure you repent before you die. The Pearly Gates are within your grasp.

Those are just 3 things that prevent me from embracing the conservative viewpoint. There is more like abortion, scope of government, even the function of government. The ultimate ends of conservatism for government is either fascism or anarchy. If conservatives were being truthful, they would admit that they are socialists just like Democrats. And that they break the Constitution just like liberals. Is the Constitution a living document like the Citizens United decision made it giving Corporations rights like people, or is it a document that we need to follow the exact wording like we live in the late 1700’s when discussing the 2nd Amendment? Until conservatives can at least figure out those hypocritical viewpoints, I cannot even imagine calling myself a conservative.