For most of America's history true conservative ideals have been diluted and impeded by liberal progressives seeking to take us back to loads and peasants. If the masses are brainwashed into acting like animals the elite will have the power to rule them. As the masses are brainwashed they will choose the lie over the truth. If this nation was run like it was intended as a true conservative constitutional republic we would not be in such a downgrade as we are. Capitalism works best when it is not tainted by unproductive socialism. Did you know that our founding fathers explicitly stated this nation and the constitution would only work for Christians? Anyone else running it and it fails much like we are seeing today.