When I started this website a few years ago, I wanted to give it a name that was a reflection of my convictions in the world of politics and religion. After I thought for some time on the subject – along with a great suggestion from one of my fellow conservative friends – The Strident Conservative was born.
I chose the word “Strident” because it means to “be sharply insistent on being heard” and “Conservative” – well, as the “about” me page says:
Our government has lost sight of the fact that they work for us, not the other way around. Our “leaders” spend money they don’t have, to pay for socialistic programs we don’t need, while practicing a “progressive” liberalism that borders on the same facist premises we haven’t seen since WWII Germany.
Our religious leaders are compromising the true Gospel for a watered-down, psycho-babble message that is more concerned with how you “feel” than whether you are going to heaven or not. They are willing to sacrifice the message of the cross, for a feel good message that believes that “we’re all basically good” and “there are many ways to God.”
And the most frustrating part of all of this is that it seems that no one is listening. The voice of reason has been replaced with the voice of political correctness.
Of course, this is my personal definition, but I believe that it reflects a core set of beliefs that drives me every day as I try to do what I can for the cause of Conservatism and Liberty. However, I learned tonight from the Republican debates that I have been waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off-base.
Mitt-the-flip Romney – the candidate of choice by the Republican power-brokers who love conservatives for their votes and their money, and then sweep us under the rug until the next election – was asked by the Never ending Barack Channel (NBC) moderator what he has done for the Conservative cause, this was his response:
“I raised a family! I’ve worked in the private sector!”
Now, I’m not a genius – a genius is a guy like Norman Einstein (Joe Theismann quote in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl) – but I would think that a RINO Republican candidate from Massachusetts might have had a better answer. You know, things like:
When I was governor, I fought to restrict abortion and protect life – I helped protect the rights of gun owners – I fought to protect the sanctity of marriage.
Of course, he couldn’t say these things, because he didn’t do any of them. Nope, his only Conservative credentials are having a family and starting a business.
Now I may be wrong, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that there are alot of Liberals, Moderates, Progressives, etc. who have families and have started businesses. Seems a liberal-to-moderate Republican would have done a little bit more to pad his resume if he was going to run as Conservative.
All this time I thought I had a fair understanding of what being a Conservative meant. Apparently, all I had to do was start a family and a business.
At least, that’s how Romney defines it.
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