Day 231 – Most people believe that political ideology is linear. It’s not. Political ideology is circular. Liberalism and libertarianism meet around back and with just a few accidental steps, one can cross over to the other side.
I am a conservative Republican.
There have been times when people call me a “RINO,” Republican In Name Only, because I have supported moderates. Or because I have this uncanny ability to think for myself instead of signing on to some platform that fringe elements have created, as if we live in some kind of society where we must all be programmed to think alike.
When you stray from the agenda, or when you refuse to sign the dotted line, you are ridiculed and called names. You aren’t a true conservative. True conservatives don’t stray. They stay the course. They think alike.
To me that sounds like liberalism. Liberals push entitlements, the idea that everyone has a “right” to social equality. Everyone deserves comfort. Everyone deserves a nice car. Everyone deserves cable TV. Everyone deserves nice clothing. Everyone deserves everything without working for it. In other words, everyone should be the same.
Those who disagree with my premise will no doubt say “but liberals believe that equality should be redistributed by the government and libertarians barely believe in government at all.” They are correct, but you cannot get to level 2 without addressing level 1, which we find built on the same foundation – everyone should be the same.
I don’t believe that. I believe that people are different and they should be different. We should think differently by thinking for ourselves without being brainwashed. We should be rewarded differently by working differently, which means actually working.
We aren’t robots. Whether you believe God created our minds or that our minds evolved from some primordial soup, you cannot deny that because we can think differently, we should be different.
Our nation is now being driven by a New American Dream where anyone can have the freedom to do anything. That dream should not be mandated by agendas or government. It should be based on our abilities to think and act for ourselves.
- Wesley Donehue
PS – I’ve always wanted to start a movement. Maybe I’ll start one for people who can think and act for themselves.
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