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Why I’m Not a Conservative

amackent Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 8:45 AM
I don't think I can call myself a conservative anymore. I have no desire to conserve vast expanses of our current federal government. In the sense that a liberal believes in classically liberal laissez faire economics; that's me. In the sense that a liberal would advocate aggressive reforms in pursuit of their goals; that's also me. I'm not sure that we have the time to slowly tweak government to be more efficient as a conservative.
Texas Chris Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 10:57 AM
"I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism." -Ronald Reagan

The Washington Post notes the following quote from Rep. Paul Ryan in his CPAC speech: 

“We don’t see the debt as an excuse to cut with abandon, to shirk our obligations,” Ryan said. “We see it as an opportunity to reform government, to make it cleaner and more effective. That’s what conservatives stand for.”