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I am a PROUD conservative with VALUES!
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by Sally Fischer, Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Jul 15, 2009
We have our own Wiki site called conservapedia.
For those of you with no values, you know who you are, take a look and learn something!
Posted by Tony
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 15, 2009 at 4:21 pm
Sally, you have got to be kidding me? This is what you call intelligence?
Conservative values recognize the adversarial nature of politics, and much in life. As a result of their ability to deal with adversity, conservative values are superb in defending against obesity, addiction, adversity, anxiety, fear, depression, narcissism, risky law-breaking activities like dangerous driving, self-destructive behavior, illiteracy, rejection, wastefulness, and serious mental disorders. Conservatives are happier than liberals, and one study gives a reason: conservatives do not insist upon a mindless "equality".
Conservative values are also helpful in recognizing and combating deceit. A conservative understands the many incentives by others to engage in deceit, and the political power that can result from such deceit. A conservative is often not surprised by the deception that fools others.
Conservative values include:
placing ideas and principles above personal desire, weaknesses, fears and regrets
a never-ending quest for the truth, despite obstacles based on emotion and personal experience, and spreading such truths for the benefit of all
recognizing and utilizing the benefits of competition and hard work
emphasizing charity, with its unexpected benefits, rather than compulsory tax-and-spend programs
teaching self-help rather than dependence on government and others
a devotion to the principle of justice
recognizing the media for its bias, bullying, deception.
frugality and efficiency
rejecting the deification of government officials
giving those in authority due respect, but not to the point of accepting orders or assertions that are contrary to logic or morality
downplaying significance of wealth, disparities in wealth, and materialism in general
emphasizing self-reliance and being able to keep the fruits of one's labor
not complaining, and instead taking practical action to improve one's situation
emphasizing self-restraint against hurtful activities
emphasizing humility and open-mindedness instead of arrogant certainty about one's own views
recognizing the power of the free market
understanding that a rising tide lifts all boats, e.g. tax cuts benefit all.
self-control as opposed to a self-indulgent search for instant gratification of desires.
Conservative values are useful and powerful in combating common human weaknesses:
William F. Buckley
1.Ā™ See, e.g., conservative Mike Huckabee losing 110 pounds.; relatively few conservatives are overweight.
2.Ā™ Conservative principles prohibit addictive drugs, pornography and gambling, and favor Rule of Law to prohibit underage drinking and smoking, when those addictions form. An example of a conservative who conquered alcoholism is President George W. Bush. Rush Limbaugh also conquered his addiction to OxyContin. A study shows that typically liberal college students live in an environment that "allows for a lifestyle that essentially extends the adolescent period," resulting in higher "drinking," "property theft," and "unstructured socializing with friends" compared with peers who do not go to college. NY Times: "College Students Behaving Badly"
3.Ā™ Conservative principles fully support self-defense.
4.Ā™ "Liberal teenagers always felt more stress than conservatives ....," according to one study summarized in The Economist. 
5.Ā™ An example of a conservative who overcame a difficult is fear is President Ronald Reagan, who conquered a longtime fear of flying.
6.Ā™ See, e.g., Hollywood values
7.Ā™ Conservatives accept and teach respect for Rule of Law, and this deters dangerous driving, particularly by teenagers, that can tragically end in death.
8.Ā™ Conservatives emphasize learning to read by phonics, rather than the ineffective memorization approach of liberals.
9.Ā™ "While 58 percent of Republicans reported having excellent mental health, only 38 percent of Democrats described themselves that way."
10.Ā™ "Research suggests that highly egalitarian women are less happy in their marriages compared with their more traditional counterparts, apparently because they are more troubled by disparities in domestic labor."
11.Ā™ See, e.g., the Coase Theorem