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Before We Give Up, Could We At Least Try Selling Our Ideas?

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:50 PM
" We have to make the moral case for capitalism and show how our ideas and solutions are more compassionate and promising than liberalism." I respectfully disagree. That's like trying to convince sinners to become Christians because it's a better way to live. I think it more effective to stress that they're being lied to and the consequences are dire. That, and it's their responsibility to do something about it; not ours to make it easy for them to have their cake and eat it too. Enough of the pandering to those who wish to remain irresponsible.
We conservatives may never reach a consensus among ourselves as to the main factors that caused our election defeat, but surely we can agree that we must do a better job of selling our ideas.

Never mind, you say. The electorate has irreversibly become a taker class, and conservative ideas of self-reliance, personal responsibility and individual liberties will never appeal to a majority again, especially with demographics working against the GOP.

We must reject that, or we are as good as surrendering. To accept it, we are confessing our skepticism of the power of ideas, which itself is contrary to the conservative spirit.