3: Conservatives are anti-government war-mongers. A personal fave because what more clearly illustrates the inherent logical fallacy that denotes the majority of leftist thought than “anti-government war-mongers”? Let’s get this straight, we hate government and don’t want any (they think/say/whine), but we, simultaneously (miraculously) want sufficient government to “police the world” and wage war on a whim (after all, if they can’t understand it, then it’s always insupportable, belligerent for the sake of belligerence (or oil), and “imperialistic”). Uh huh, no contradictions there.
First, obviously, if we are Constitutional conservatives (and I am), then we (duh) support the Constitution, and the Constitution, in its turn, establishes our form of government. Therefore, we support the form of government established by our Constitution (see how cleanly that works? No faulty syllogism, no convoluted crap designed to obscure the obvious). Our Constitution, of course, establishes a particular form of limited government, a form that leftists loathe because it doesn’t give them total control over every aspect of our lives (actually, our Constitution gives little control to the federal government and much more to the states and to the people), so to their tiny little minds, if we don’t want totalitarian control (the only type leftists like), we must be, have to be “anti-government.”
Clearly that’s not true, but they like to say it because it makes us sound . . . well, rather like they actually are (yes, more leftist projection. As always). Conservatives do believe in government (well, not in the Santa Claus kind of way that leftists believe in big government), but we think its powers should be, must be, limited in order to preserve individual liberty, and yes, even a moral sort of order that “infringes” on government’s right to dictate our religious, political, and other forms of free expression.
Far from being “anti-government,” we conservatives are very pro-government, even pro-authority–as long as that authority is limited and truly dedicated to American principles. Conservatives support our troops; leftists don’t, not really, they make noises, but it’s more Code Pink-style than actual support of our guys’–and girls’–mission; they’re the ones who limit funding, tie our troops’ hands with ridiculous ROE, and otherwise handicap our troops’ ability to do their job.
They’re the ones who chant: “Kill the pigs” (and I can’t hear that without thinking Charlie Manson, it’s so evil and so ’60’s that it’s right in line with our current president’s destructive, divisive ideology . . . and with his past); they’re the ones who poop on cop cars, take cowardly pot shots at police, and otherwise provoke the police. Conservatives not only respect the police and military, but we actively support them. Leftists truly hate them, always have, always will.
Further, the notion that America is an “empire” is patently absurd. America does not take land, rule peoples, or otherwise build an “empire,” much less one upon which the sun never sets. No, we give back lands, we give the power to the people, and we leave. Or if we stay, it’s merely as a base, a presence, not as an empirical ruler, demanding fidelity to the “empire” of America. We don’t tax our “conquests” and new “commonwealths,” we don’t make them adhere to the laws of our land, we don’t demand that they recognize our president as their sovereign ruler, we don’t, in short, have, build, or maintain an “empire.”
Second, there’s the war-mongering thing. Equally silly. Conservatives tend to be “peace through strength” types who don’t run from the idea of war if and when it’s absolutely necessary. We aren’t afraid, but we don’t like war, and we certainly don’t relish it as leftists purport. Oh, we intend to win any war we get into, but that’s not the same thing. Leftists, on the other hand, tend to create disastrous situations that can only be corrected by war; shunning peace through strength, they embrace peace through subservience, disarmament, and appeasement. This never works. Never has, never will. But they keep doing it, weakening our position in innumerable ways and then wondering why we end up in another war. Look at the mess that BO has made of the entire world (yes, the Middle East, but also empowering Russia, China, even Venezuela. It won’t be pretty when it all blows up, and it will all be BO’s fault, the blood on his hands).
Republicans, historically, haven’t even “waged war,” at least no where near as often as have Democrats (and this before the Dems became nothing more than closeted communists). Look at America’s larger 20th Century’s wars (and its not-wars, only Congress can actually declare war, and this hasn’t been done since World War II):
World War I: Democrat-controlled Congress, Democrat White House
World War II: Democrat-controlled Congress, Democrat White House
Korean War: Democrat-controlled Congress, Democrat White House
Vietnam War: Democrat-controlled Congress, Democrat White House
Gulf War (1991): Democrat-controlled Congress, Republican White House
Iraq War: Republican-controlled Congress (worth noting: only 1 Dem voted against it), Republican White House
Anyway, you get the picture. The faux-pacifists who love to bash Republican leaders for “war-mongering” are actually the ones who embrace and actually create the conditions that make war inevitable; look no further than the utter silence from leftists about BO’s war in Libya and his on-going actions in Afghanistan, Iraq, throughout the Arabian Peninsula and who knows where else. Bush supposedly went to “war for oil” (even though we actually get more oil from Mexico and Canada than from the Middle East), but BO is not. You know, somehow.
Leftists shriek for violence in the streets, the rape and murder of American citizens with whom they disagree, and every level of genocide imaginable, yet they have the audacity to point at conservatives as “war mongers” . . . and to, without the slightest bit of irony, use that to justify their own calls for violence, rape, slaughter. It’s almost laughable.