A Conservative Manifesto

From DoctorZero at HotAir.com’s Green Room, comes this statement of who we are, so the other side can get a clue. Naturally their hatred of us stems only from their misunderstanding of our intentions, not from willful disregard or innate evil nature, slash snark. Here’s the money, but RTWT:

We don’t invest our hopes in the government. It is beneath the dignity of free men and women to spend their days hoping a politician decides to provide for our needs. We face the future, not with passive and helpless “hope”, but with active and dynamic faith in ourselves, and our fellow Americans. We are opposed to a political class that tries to cultivate our hopes by showering us with fear. We don’t trust politicians with our fortunes, much less with our lives. In fact, we don’t trust politicians much at all… but we absolutely require them to trust us.

I agree with the good Doctor’s description, but he missed a couple of points.

  • We believe that the building block of society is the individual, and its most primary institution is the family.
  • We believe that government is more often the problem than the solution.
  • Whether we want a more passive or aggressive foreign policy, we want it to favor the spread of our ideals in the world.
  • We believe that it is foolish to destroy things that mostly work, especially before trying to fix them in ways that won’t destroy them or have other dire consequences.

And our women are nicer and better looking.