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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Civil rights was a conservative issue, so was the clean air and water act, so was ending the war in Vietnam and eliminating the draft, a strong minimum wage, pro union, a balanced budget without gutting revenues and giving massive tax cuts to the 1%, all of those were "Conservative" in 1968..now, not so much...again, the definition and metrics of "conservative" have devolved into the current hate and despise party, no longer recognizable as anything like the GOP of the 1960's
    I appreciate the response, OG.

    You do realize that not everyone who is conservative is a member of the GOP and vice-versa, right?

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    Dana Perino summed it up better than I ever could in her book.

    But this is my exact reasoning for being a conservative although its her words.

    I’m a conservative because everything else seems easy by comparison. And when something is too easy, it’s too good to be true or it’s sure to fail and disappoint. I wasn’t impressed by the alternatives to conservatism—I gravitate to facts, logic, and reality, whereas to me, liberalism is based on theory, and feelings, and fantasy.

    I respect tradition, learn from history, and adhere to a code of ethics that has helped me make sense of the world. By definition, then, I reject situational ethics. I have standards, and I stick to them. For instance, conservatism is where I can fully express my support in the individual rather than the state, and where my belief in self- governance and responsibility isn’t in conflict with policies I support.

    Far from limiting what I can do or think, being a conservative gives me great freedom. I govern my thoughts by a set of principles. I will listen to arguments, even be persuaded by them—
    I’m willing to be convinced, but you have to prove it to me. Sanctimony and cynicism don’t change my mind—proof does.
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    How many fringe righties have had to be perma-banned this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Funny how since Trump got rid of Obama's regulations on business that this has trickled down to the lowest unemployment rate since 1973 isn't it?
    Is the unemployment rate significantly lower the day before Trump was elected than it is right now?
    You DO know that this is the time of year employer put on extra help for the holiday season, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I just told you.

    I believe in equality of opportunity, not equality of outcomes.
    NO one has offered any credible evidenced that "liberals" believe in equality of outcome...NO ONE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    How many fringe righties have had to be perma-banned this year?
    Righties are not allowed to comment on the banning issue.

    Just keep an eye on the temp ban list and it should be rather obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    NO one has offered any credible evidenced that "liberals" believe in equality of outcome...NO ONE.
    You blissful ignorance of the truth is your problem.

    You'll believe whatever you want to believe.

    No point in discussing this with a brick wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    NO one has offered any credible evidenced that "liberals" believe in equality of outcome...NO ONE.
    It's a total misunderstanding, Equal Opportunity means, equal opportunity with no bias displayed against a religion, a creed, a race, or gender,,, that REGARDLESS, equal opportunity is offered to all.

    That's where the misunderstanding comes from on the right, in some cases, this isn't a PROMOTION of those who are minority, it means they are equal in rights. Period, that's what it means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    You blissful ignorance of the truth is your problem.

    You'll believe whatever you want to believe.

    No point in discussing this with a brick wall.
    He's right, it is you who are wrong, read EEOC, completely, understand it, and then talk
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    Quote Originally Posted by PACE View Post
    It's a total misunderstanding, Equal Opportunity means, equal opportunity with no bias displayed against a religion, a creed, a race, or gender,,, that REGARDLESS, equal opportunity is offered to all.

    That's where the misunderstanding comes from on the right, in some cases, this isn't a PROMOTION of those who are minority, it means they are equal in rights. Period, that's what it means.
    Correct.

    The fact that we have never attained that is irrelevant to the actual ideological position of the true conservative.

    It is a goal to strive for.

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