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  •  Classic conservatism is not the problem (16+ / 0-)

    Classic conservatism aims to minimize government but that is a tertiary priority after one: doing what is effective and two: doing that which is lest expensive. Since the days of Nixon that message has been co-opted by the radicals to a single item: minimize government. That isn't "conservatism", that is fanaticism.

    Under classic conservatism life's basic needs are addressed effectively. Then the most efficient system is sought  so the needed quality can be delivered at the lowest price. A true conservative will support a government program if such a system delivers the quality most efficiently. At this point in time, when the nation's needs are being met and cost is under control, only then does the classic conservative oppose government expansion as a point of principle.

    Conservatism in America is functionally dead. It has been replaced by propaganda designed to support plutocracy. The American government has been transformed into an engine which pumps money from the general public into the coffers of a very small sliver of the population.

    What is called conservatism to day has no resemblance to the genuine article. Dong what time has proven to work best is right down a conservative's alley. And in the matter of health care, time has proven that universal access works best and is the cheapest.

    May America's true Conservatives have this epiphany and unite with her Liberals against the plutocratic cancer eating away at our great nation.

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