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Top 10 Misconceptions of Conservatives

The Top 10 for October 2020

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#10 – All conservative men drive pick-up trucks adorned with Gadsden flags, are devout believers in their faith, have little patience for anyone that doesn’t love America, and own enough firearms and ammunition to arm a small platoon.

Some of us drive SUVs.

#9 – Conservatives don’t like LGBTQ folks.

On the contrary – live and let live. In fact there appears to be a growing number of conservatives in the LBBTQ community. What conservatives object to is when anyone, including LGBTQ folks, tries to force their values on others and insists that we celebrate their lifestyle. You do your thing and we’ll do ours; Godspeed and God bless America.

#8 – Conservatives are all foreign policy hawks.

Conservatives believe in peace through strength, not peace through appeasement. Putting our brave military men and women in harm’s way should be a last resort. This approach worked well for President Reagan, and seems to be working even better for President Trump, of which the recent Israeli peace agreements with Bahrain and the UAE are clear evidence.

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#7 – All of the best looking female political figures are conservatives (e.g. Melania Trump, Candace Owens, Michelle Bachmann, Tomi Lahren, etc.)

Tulsi Gabbard is kind of cute… and then there is… um… there was… umm… never mind.

#6 – Conservatives dislike government.

Conservatives don’t dislike government, we are wary of it. Our system of government is the greatest in the world, but all governments are inherently inefficient and susceptible to corruption. Government must be limited.

#5 –Conservatives want to dictate what a woman can do with her body.

This is totally incorrect. Women, and men for that matter, should do whatever they want with their bodies. Want a tattoo? Go for it. Facelift? Knock yourself out. And have consensual sex with whomever, whatever you want. But when anyone wants to do harm to another human being, such as thrusting surgical scissors through the skull and brain of a defenseless baby in the womb, and then cut it into pieces so that it can be removed, that’s not about a “woman’s body.” And it never has been.  

#4 – Conservatives hate Hollywood and Costal Elites.

Conservatives don’t hate them, we just don’t care about them or what they have to say; a very big difference.

#3 – Conservatives don’t like “science.”

Science is great, and conservatives embrace it. But scientists don’t get to make public policy, unless of course they are elected. Furthermore, it seems obvious that the group that dislikes science is the American Left, or at least they dislike science they don’t agree with. For instance, men are men and women are women. That’s science. Eliminating all carbon emissions in the U.S. will have virtually no impact on global warming unless the rest of the world follows suit. That’s science too.

#2 – Conservatives are anti-immigration.

Conservatives are anti-illegal immigration. Want to come to America? Please do, but do so legally. Immigration has been a large part of America’s success story and it will continue to be, but no one has the “right” to come here. We are a sovereign nation and we control who comes in, just like every other country in the world. The key to addressing this issue is reforming the system, but Washington doesn’t want to do that, particularly Democrats.

#1 – Conservatives are greedy.  

Conservatives want to keep their money so they can decide how to spend it and with whom they share it. It’s not the government’s money to take via taxation, and by the way, conservatives on average contribute almost double what liberals do to charity. Conversely, liberals want to take other people’s money and give it to whomever they feel like… including themselves. So, who are the greedy ones?

PF Whalen