The word “conserve” conjures images of keeping our natural resources safe and sound. We conserve water, the quality of air we breathe and rain forests, to name a few. Some call for conserving the power from energy grids driven by fossil fuels to minimize manmade gases that “Gore-Go-Nuts” believe are irreversibly poisoning our atmosphere and auguring our doom.
Values can be conserved as a core process of life. Animals conserve as they mentor their progeny in the value of right behaviors and choices. Without this, procreation is merely a transiently pleasant exercise in futility and species would perish.
What values do we conserve when we castigate, crucify and emasculate those in the CIA who successfully protected us against dark doers of evil hiding in clandestine caves? What value do we conserve when we liberate a prisoner who reveled in their senseless murder of hundreds in the skies over Lockerbie? Is the value the reminder that without the right conservative values, we conserve little of value after all?
The very word, conservative, is self defining. We conserve little of America when we publically self flagellate on the world stage, sadly apologizing which is often no more than the expatriation of a guilty conscience.
Right values and right thinking are not respecters of persons or nations; they stand on their merits alone. They are not subject to the morality of the moment. Such is the case with American values.
Understanding man’s nature, our founding fathers built a Constitution whose original intent is clear, timeless and not elastically “living or breathing”. The freedoms we hold dear perpetually depend upon parents passing that understanding on to children. Otherwise governments become governesses, entitlements can breed enfeeblement and the target-less laxity of liberalism will kill the real capital in capitalism; creativity. Production and progress will cease.
“Health Care Deform”, “Crap and Charade” and other silly schemes of social reengineering all lose sight of the fact that freedom is the fruit of sweat equity.
So to those who have risen nobly in this health care debate; do not grow weary. To our children and grandchildren; revel in the beauty of a nation practicing hard at its greatness. Rise again when pseudo scientists warm up the budget busting bakery or conjure up some new color of what is right and just. Conservatism does not clothe us in a coat of many colors; it is one color for all. Paraphrasing Mark Levin, conservatism prudently has no patience with the swamp of indecision born of the fear of offending values that should not be there in the first place.
We must conserve our culture, faith, values and thus our national security. This melting pot has one language, one culture and one song for generations of singers, not re-composers. This nation of flawed folks knows private property and liberty are inexorably intertwined and that extinction lies only a generation away. We, the people, know that those who continue to impair us with acts of redistribution are actually impaired by their own conscience.
We are all hard wired with heavenly threads cobbling natural law with man’s nature. Democracy is annealed to our DNA. We mere mortals did not discover or manipulate morality any more than we discovered or manipulate gravity. Take wise Solomon at his word, there is nothing new under the sun. Conserve those notions and recognize that faith is a mark of courage not feeblemindedness.
Limited government foments competency and establishes and sustains the worthiness of free citizens.
Conservatism is without calendar or condition. Our meager earthbound moments are best spent learning how to apply timeless truths, not time the application of tin ones.
So to all; do not relent in fighting the Health Care Bill. Do not relent when “crap and charade” comes around. Do not relent in well doing and conservatively, teach your children well.
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