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10 Explanations Of How Conservatism Helps The Middle Class

Rick 2811 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 8:10 AM
Everything you state here is factual, sensible and should be lived by. Especially # ! since Bob Costas has brought attention to it. What's more, I have a liberal friend that told me, this is going to sound incredible to any logical mind but it's true, that he'd rather have a robber shoot and kill him or his wife rather than have a gun for their protection. Of course this goes along with Bob Costas saying he'd rather lay down and take his chances of not being killed from flying bullets in a theater then have his own gun for protection of himself and others. I don't really know about Costas, but my neighbor doesn't have any kids to protect. Thank goodness !
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 8:32 AM
I remember a co-worker who was in the U.S. Navy at the time who told me that if she had a gun she would not shoot a person even if she caught that person in the act of raping her 12 year old daughter. I asked her "What the hell are you doing in the Navy, if you don't believe in defending that which is dear to you?".

There's a lot to be said for talking about the Constitution, economic theory and what's best for the country. However, one place we conservatives have slipped in recent years is framing our policies in a way that answers the very first question on the mind of most voters, "How does this benefit me?"

That needs to change.

Conservatism is an ideology that benefits everyone, but it's particularly helpful to middle class Americans. If we want to bring more of those voters to the Right, we have to do a better job of explaining to them exactly how we're...