The Six (overlooked) Principles of Conservatism:
- * America is on loan from our future citizens. Our existence, even as citizens, is temporal. Our actions must always account for the future, for the generations yet to come have loaned us our nation and we owe them a great deal of gratitude for the honor and privilege. We must handle our finances ourselves without leaving them the obligation to pay for our excesses. We must ensure our security so that they may live lives surrounded by safety. We must shore our Constitution so that they may understand their own duty towards future generations;
* Discipline. Discipline is the vehicle of excellence, the engine of human endeavors, and the very soul of the individual person. It safeguards the future. Without discipline, we destroy our lives through chaos, spend beyond our means, and fail to achieve the basic elements of survival. Instead of trying to accomplish all that we desire, we must concentrate on desiring all that we can accomplish. Discipline is not ensuring that all people can achieve the same goal; it represents ensuring that all people possess the opportunity to better themselves continuously;
* Endorse Individuality, not Individualism. Inasmuch as discipline requires focusing one’s life on obtainable goals, individuality does not endorse doing whatever one wants. The concept of free will implies that we are free to live subject to the consequences of our actions. Individualism, in contrast, absolves humans from all concerns and therefore represents a reckless and sinister manifestation of liberty. Individuals acknowledge the gravity of their choices, contemplate the future effects of these choices, and shepherd their actions as if these choices preserve the power to damn the individual. Such individuals understand that they are personally responsible for the greater society they affect;
* Governments serve, God rules. Governments represent the consensual servants of human individuals. They listen to these individuals, reach consensus declarations based upon the needs and wants of these individuals, and, most of all, effectively and efficiently secure the survival of these individuals. Governments do not grant or remove natural rights, nor do they empower the born above the conceived. The rights of government and the elected subjugate to even the most impoverished individual conceived;
* Religion matters. Institutionalized religious faith both empowers and limits the human individual. Without a doctrine of faith, individuals succumb to the temptations of Individualism and seek to harm neighbors and visitors. Ordered religious faith prevents the individual from seeking undue profits at the expense of others while preventing the government from absolving the individual of the duty to contribute back to society. Religious faith permits the individual to offer freely with conscience;
* Human life represents the pantheon of Creation. The gravest duty of both individuals and institutions is to protect the dignity of human life from his or her conception on to their natural death. Chief amongst these protections is to ensure that the basic facet of society, the family, consisting of one man married to one woman, reigns free of government oversight. Governments must not interfere with the education, healthcare, and self-defense obligations of either the family or the individuals they rear.
PASS THIS DOCUMENT AROUND AND PRAY FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE
May your heart be pure, may your heart be accurate, and may your heart be strong.
Is there something you seriously disagree with in these SIX PRINCIPLES OF CONSERVATISM? Let us know...and tell us why. Is there something by which we can act to ensure these six principles are heeded? (I swiped this from Debbie at Right Truth.........couldn't resist having this at GeeeZ. Thanks, Deb.)