What exactly is up with all of these immoral and evil Republicans and conservatives that I keep hearing about? What kind of people are they? From what I’m always hearing, these people must a full step beyond Satin himself. Even President Obama himself just recently said that Republicans want “dirtier air, dirtier water, & less people with health insurance.” I think that anyone hearing that would have to say that these people sound pretty awful! Obviously Presidents don’t lie, so it must be true – right? From what we are constantly told, these people hate “Mother Earth” and only want to exploit and destroy her. They want us all to breathe filthy brown air, and to drink greenish-brown carcinogenic water. They want to cut down all the trees, kill all the wildlife, and build concrete jungles everywhere for profit. To top things off, they also want to take all of the money from the poor, and leave them with absolutely nothing so that they end up dying in the streets! They must be real heartless “S.O.B.’s”! They just don’t care about the earth or common people like the liberal Democrats do. Liberals unselfishly only want what’s best for all – right?
Honestly, my being a proud conservative and a Republican, I really don’t identify with virtually any of the fallacies and lies previously listed. I also have not yet met any other conservative Republicans that are even nearly as heartless, irresponsible or just plain evil as portrayed above. What is irresponsible, heartless and, yes, evil, are the blatant and deliberate lies and twistings of the truth that the left constantly uses to demagogue the issues. Not only are they lying to the people, but they are showing their contempt and low option of the intelligence of the American people – unfortunately sometime with reason.
The facts are that the Earth is not nearly as fragile as the left likes to claim and is much more resilient than they would ever admit. Yes, portions of the Earth can be temporarily damaged, and that should never happen if possible, but we can clean up our mistakes and the Earth will repair itself given time – all is not lost with every blemish. Just because we don’t worship the planet, does not mean that anyone should be allowed to irresponsibly pollute the environment without any care at all. No one, in their right mind, wants to live in a polluted environment. But, should we allow our freedoms and rights to be taken from us through excessive and unnecessary regulations and rules by power hungry politicians using the environment as a ploy to usurp power? No! Should we halt all human and economic progress for fear of the possibility of doing something negative to the environment? No! If we accept the premise that human actives of any kind will potentially damage the Earth, than we might as well not even bother getting out of bed anymore – we lost and all is over.
Regarding conservative’s attitudes toward the poor and the underprivileged, statistics speak volumes. Conservative’s give approximately 30% more than liberals do – they put their money where the mouths are. Conservatism promotes equality of opportunity, rather than outcome or, so called, “social justice”. We believe that every citizen should have the opportunity to work as hard as they wish, to become as wealth as they can. Conservatives are not out to destroy the Earth or the environment; they want all people to have the economic chances rewarded to them according to their ability and willingness to work; and they want people get whatever help they actually need – we don’t believe in a free ride. Don’t always believe what you hear – what you are hearing may have been spun away from the truth. Conservatives are people that care about maintaining Constitutional freedoms, as well as economic possibilities for all. We are not the evil so-and-so’s that the left likes to claim, and we do want a good and clean Earth to live in – that’s just the facts.
-- Mike Appel