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  •  Someone forwarded a quiz to me (0+ / 0-)

    from the "Advocates for Self Government".  I had major problems with their description of a "conservative".

    Conservatives tend to favor economic freedom, but frequently support laws to restrict personal behavior that violates "traditional values." They oppose excessive government control of business, while endorsing government action to defend morality and the traditional family structure.
    "Economic freedom" and "Excessive government control of business" - huge corporations free from any obligation to treat workers with dignity or protect the environment, and to crush smaller competition that don't have the political pull to have the government protect their freedom.  

    Oh yes, "defend morality" - as long as "morality" is defined as hating gay people and having the government dictate exactly when human life begins.  "Morality" that includes feeding the poor, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and all that other Jesusy stuff is for liberals.

    Conservatives usually support a strong military, oppose bureaucracy and high taxes, favor a free-market economy, and endorse strong law enforcement.
    "Srong military" meaning huge contracts to businesses, while cutting benefits and support to the actual troops.  "Bureaucracy" and "free-market economy" meaning regulations that would impede huge corporations from raping the land and its employees.  "Strong law enforcement" meaning shred the Constitution.

    I found the quiz to be just right wing garbage.

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