What We Believe

We’re going to stay with the video format this weekend, mostly because I think it conveys more information more easily than the written word, when it is done well. And nobody does it better than Bill Whittle. You may or may not want to watch all of these right now, they’re not long but they all demand some thinking on your part. That’s OK though, you can always bookmark the post and come back, I won’t tell anyone.

Here we go.

Small Government

The Problem with Elitism

Wealth Creation

Natural Law

Gun Rights

Immigration

American Exceptionalism

So, there you have it, in seven easy lessons, what conservative (and especially TEA Party) Americans believe. Not really very radical at all, are we? Do I agree with every word he spoke here? If I thought really hard, I might find half a dozen minor points to disagree with, maybe!

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12 Responses to What We Believe

  1. boudicabpi says:

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    What We Believe

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  2. Indeed the biggie here is Natural Law! Sadly, it is getting less and less understood by even so-called conservatives. But what is the “imago Dei”? And btw, over and against the philosophers, sets, the teaching of Holy Scripture and nothing else! But this takes us well into Natural Theology itself, which the American Constitution does not fully enter.

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    • NEO says:

      That is the key, and where Britain itself went wrong, eventually, as they lost their Burkein heritage.

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      • Yes, Burke was a Protestant by both doctrine/teaching and principal! And placed the moral law of God with government. Now, both America as the British miss and diminish the Moral Law of God!

        “Concerning the imperial controversy at the time Burke argued that the British government had acted in a both unwise and inconsistent manner. Again, Burke claimed that Britain’s way of dealing with the colony question was strictly legal and he urged that also “claims of circumstance, utility, and moral principle should be considered, as well as precedent”(…432). In other words, if the British, persistently clinging to their narrow legalism, were not to clash with the ideas and opinions of the colonists on these matters, they would have to offer more respect and regard for the colonies’ cause. Burke called for “legislative reason” in two of his parliamentary speeches on the subject; On American Taxation (1774) and On Moving His Resolutions for Conciliation With America (1775). However, British imperial policy in the controversy would continue to ignore these questions.”

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        • NEO says:

          Yes, and he had company as well. Was there ever such a coalition as that and Pitt the Elder offering Commonwealth status in 1775? And the third of the triumvirate, I’m thinking it was none other than Fox. All Patriots, of England, and also of America.

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        • Yes, it appears that William Pitt was always the simple Deist and Freethinker. And he loved, at least in principle, the American Constitution.

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        • NEO says:

          Well, it was written in far better English than the British one, anyway. 😉

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    • Btw, after reading what the American Army General Petraeus said about Hilary Clinton, I am quite dumbfounded? And again, if we miss Natural Law, how can we get much right at all!

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  3. Jack Curtis says:

    From what I can see, the government we’ve picked has been and remains on a trajectory likely to return us to the historic norm represented by Russia and China. Any prominent political actors identify with either the Democrats or the GOP, whose actions (ignoring rhetoric0 diverge little.
    I suppose that the stated beliefs best serve the citizens as the evidence says so but I fear that they do not please the politicians attracted to governing. And “altruistic politicians” seems an oxymoron if there has ever been one. I’d buy the beliefs and sell the politicians but that’s not the way I’d bet.

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