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The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

What Makes a Conservative?

The whole debate over John McCain reminds me of JAS debate where people argue over who is the true conservative. I remember one member arguing that making people go to church was a more conservative position that letting people choose?

I think it is a great debate, because I think some conservatives have become misguided in what kind of conservatism they are fighting for. For example, supporting tax cuts isn't really a conservative position in itself. The conservative position is smaller government. Thus, one cuts taxes to encourage a reduction in government spending, which leads to smaller government. Therefore, cutting taxes is really only a meaningless gesture without the corresponding reduction in spending.

Blogger Harsh Pencil said...

RINO! RINO! You a putrid RINO Suckasausus!

If you're not for tax cuts, you're the same as Hillary. If you get nominated, I sure as hell aren't voting for you, because you're all the same.

RINO!

10:39 PM, February 05, 2008  
Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

That's "Rhino." Don't you spell?

3:29 PM, February 06, 2008  
Blogger Jameson said...

RINO is the correct term for
Republican
In
Name
Only

Rhino is a truck liner or an animal.

8:10 PM, February 07, 2008  
Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

jameson, my point exactly. Harsh must be referring to the term Rhino, because RINO, currently describes the Sean Hannitys. Afterall, since McCain is getting the majority of republicans to vote for him in the primaries, then its the Sean Hannitys who are the RINOs and not McCain.

I am just making a technical point of course....

11:23 AM, February 08, 2008  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Plurality, perhaps, but he may well fall short of a majority.

A majority would indeed change the meaning of Republicanism to an anti-Constitution, big government party. Then I'll have to decide if I want to be a RINO or not.

3:00 PM, February 14, 2008  

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