December 11, 2013
I am a Conservative because it isn't the job of the federal government to make us successful; it's the job of the federal government to create an environment that allows us to make ourselves successful.
Conservatism appeals most strongly to me because of its ideology and the effect that is has on the United States.
Each person in America subscribes to their own ideology. This consists of a body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual, group, class, or culture. Conservatives believe in personal responsibility and limited government. Responsibility is a familiar theme of right-wing rhetoric, conservatives argue that people should take care of themselves. Limited Government provides citizens control on how they shape their local environment and policy, giving more citizen access to participate in society. It also grants a stronger free market system so that the citizenry have more opportunity for real, self-created success. Government should take action that everyone should have equal opportunity. Free markets managed by people create healthy sustainable competition ultimately producing better goods and services that would never ordinarily be produced by a liberal government supporting and entitled public drowning in mediocrity.
In a conservative led country, we are supporting the philosophy of our founding fathers by working hard as individuals to provide a better lifestyle for a ourselves and our family. Conservative view point isn't necessarily the right answer, but it does keep people accountable for their individual successes and failures. On the contrary, liberals and social democrats look to other peoples form of success and failures. I’d rather live in a country that values free markets, freedom of choice, and all aspects of life versus living in an environment where everyone is treated equally regardless to the success of each individual.
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