Have any conservatives advocated "fundamental transformation" of America? No, we merely want to restore the principles and policies that made America great, the abandonment of which are leading to its destruction. We are advocating, essentially, the same principles we were during the Reagan years, not because we're stuck in the past but because these principles are timeless and historically validated as effective to produce the greatest liberty, prosperity and national security.
Look at what the Obama left advocates and/or presides over today: open borders, abortion on demand (even at very late stages), federal deficits averaging $1 trillion, obstruction of entitlement reform, same-sex marriage, divisive identity politics, universally failed socialized medicine, the politicization of the Internal Revenue Service and its targeting of political opponents, a head-in-the-sand political correctness that forces us to deny not only that we are at war with jihadis but that they are in a war with us (e.g., Fort Hood shooter), the glamorization of terrorists on the cover of a liberal culture publication, booing God, hailing Satan, imposing a new normal for frightening levels of unemployment, sabotaging the entire conventional energy industry, endless schemes of growth- and liberty-stifling taxation, class warfare, the demonization of Christians and the suppression of their religious liberties, runaway food stamps and other programs to increase government dependency and reduce productivity and growth, an exploding bureaucratic and regulatory state, increasing usurpations of power by the executive branch to circumvent a duly elected legislative branch, an activist Supreme Court, and the constant erosion of the Constitution and the rule of law.
Conservatives, on the other hand, want the border actually to be enforced; market forces to be restored; protection of the unborn; reasonable restraints, far from extreme, on federal spending; a fair, simple and less corrupt tax code; racial colorblindness; essential structural entitlement reform; serious reductions in the administrative and bureaucratic "branch" of government; to remove burdens to economic growth; unemployment at historically acceptable levels; a restoration of the separation of powers; a judiciary that will honor its duty to interpret and not make laws; the unshackling of coal, oil, natural gas and other reliable energy sources; market reforms for health care; peace-through-strength national security and defense policies; and counterterrorism policies based on reality, not rooted in fantasy idealism, pacifism, appeasement or a negative view of America.
People who still love America as founded are horrified with the ongoing destruction of this country. They are beside themselves that nothing is sacred anymore and that our entire world is being turned upside down by secular, relativist forces in the seductive name of progressivism and enlightenment.
They want their political leaders to stand up and stop this madness, not cower, pander and cater to the forces leading us over the cliff to national ruination.
Call us extreme for trying to stop the true extremists. Proudly guilty as charged.
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