Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Constitutional Conservatism

                The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday comes from an article written by Mary Ramirez titled “Five Things Millennials Should Understand About Constitutional Conservatism” yesterday.  Ms. Ramirez discusses in her article how the desire of young adults to gain freedom from the control of their parents is not consistent with their willingness to support Bernie Sanders.

                After recognizing that millennials want to move away from home in order to be free to make their own decisions, Ms. Ramirez asks:  “So let me ask you this:  if you couldn’t stand being told what to do, where to go, and otherwise how to live under your parents’ authority what makes you think having an all-powerful government to do the exact same thing on an infinitesimally bigger scale is any different?”

                Ms. Ramirez then discusses why millennials are willing to give up their freedom for socialism.  She explained that socialism is “varying degrees of wealth redistribution” with “a great deal of cultural engineering thrown in there too.”  She claims that millennials like Bernie Sanders because they are “scared to death about [their] future” and Sanders promised a lot of “free stuff.”

                After setting the stage, Ms. Ramirez discusses some of the freedoms protected by constitutional conservatism, freedoms that are not present in nations practicing socialism:  “(1) Constitutional Conservatism means your rights are protected.  Guaranteed….; (2) Constitutional Conservatism means a government lets you keep more of your money…; 
(3) Constitutional Conservatism means actual concern for the poor…; (4) Constitutional Conservatism means you choose how to run your life…; (5) Constitutional Conservatism means equal protection under the law for ALL Americans….”

                Ms. Ramirez then goes “back to the original question:  If you couldn’t wait to get out from under your parents’ thumbs - what makes you think being under the government’s thumb (in exchange for a bunch of seemingly free stuff and social reengineering) is any better?”

                I suggest that you check out Ms. Ramirez’s article to learn more about Constitutional Conservatism and why socialism is not good for freedom-loving people.

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