These days, what passes for so-called conservatism is really nothing more than radical-right thinking. True conservatism involves many things. Some of which are: 1. Education and life experiences that support what we think, say, and do. 2. Standing strong for what we believe while not trying to force others to do the same simply because we say so. 3. Standing strong for what we believe while actually being less boisterous about it. 4. Standing strong for what we believe while actually allowing others to do the same whether we agree with them or not and believing that their position is just as valid as ours. The list goes on but, you get the idea.
I have never heard such unmitigated b.s.! Children are a blessing no matter how they are arrive. It is shocking to me that we, as a society, are supposedly "pro-life" while the baby is in the womb, but the minute he or she is born, that same baby has to fend for themselves ?! THAT is the true sin!
Teddy Roosevelt actually did have a falling out of sorts with the Republicans of his day, but, he was nowhere near as problematic as Trump. Reagan raised taxes at least 3 times, maybe 4 early in his presidency. What has happened to the GOP is a crying shame because of Trump.
I speak of the Republican SYSTEM of governance, or what has become their philosophy since Trump has arrived on the scene because, so far, the "good" Republicans haven't sufficiently distanced themselves from what has become a cult. This, at least to me, IS different from the different factions of Islam, Judaism, or Christianity because they, as a whole, have not been tainted by their extreme elements. The Republican party had the chance to "dump Trump" in 2016 when the ROC chair, Reinhold Richard "Reince" Priebus' who was actually quite wary of Trump's qualifications, should have revoked his party membership when he seriously spoke of forcing all Muslims to leave the United States. They were too afraid of Trump then running as an independent just like Ross Perot did in 1992 and split the Republican party then, giving Bill Clinton the election.
Those who are "anti-vaxxers" are prolonging the Delta variant needlessly for the rest of us because of their ridiculous position on a pandemic that we could very well be through with had it not been for their selfishness.
Have we forgotten so soon that Trump instigated and egged on the insurrection and outright rebellion that killed 5 people and embarrassed our country before the whole world on 01/06/21? Why he is not in prison is a wonder to all thinking people, and a black eye to all true, freedom loving people. A vote for Trump or one of his minions is a vote against democracy!
First of all, lets get a few things straight. 1. Afghanistan fell so fast because the Afghan army, which we spent so much time and money on training these past many years, apparently couldn't "grow a pair" to fight for their own freedom even a little bit. It is always good to help people to be free, but they have to want it and show that they want it by their active and enthusiastic participation. Apparently, Viet Nam taught us nothing. 2. The border is a challenge that Trump didn't do anything about either. Instead of making it harder for the people trying to get here, we need to get on the corrupt governments that they are trying to leave. 3. Vaccine and mask mandates are needed because we are in a pandemic that kills people. The evidence points to the fact that people cannot be trusted to do what is needed on their own. Trump is responsible for over 600,000 plus deaths that could have been avoided. He is also responsible for the attack on our democracy 01/06/21.
While you are correct in saying that 4 year olds cannot get the vaccine, the problem is that, largely because of the unvaccinated, the SPREAD is killing so many, especially children! Until we all get on board with getting vaccinated and wearing masks, there will be further variants with even more destructive rates of spread. What needs to stop is this ridiculous distrust of science, medicine, and anything the government provides or mandates. We should have had this well under control or even diminishing by now. So, indeed, we ALL need to keep studying real, proven, science, hygiene, nutrition, and exercise, and quit listening to Tucker Carlson, or those promoting Ivermectin. Also, we ARE our brother's (and sister's) keepers because this is also a PUBLIC HEALTH issue an not a so-called "my rights" issue.
When we think of what effectively is Trump's "legacy" (i.e. increased hate and racism among us, over 600,000 dead because of a totally bungled handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, relations with our allies in a complete shambles, open attacks on our democracy and it's institutions) why would anyone with even half a brain want him, or those like him, in any position of responsibility, elected or appointed? Amirite?
I can think of no one more in dire need of long term treatment for addiction disorders of virtually every kind (attention, authority, so on) than Trump! And someone actually wants to elevate ANYTHING he says as valid, important, and intelligent?! No way!
It really doesn't matter if you like Trump or not. The fact is that he isn't qualified to be dog catcher, let alone president of the most powerful nation on earth!
I'm not sure how to react to someone who feels that this discusting portrayal of one of the best presidents our country has had isn't racist! President Obama was a president for everyone, not just people of color. The Affordable Care Act, for example, was, is, and will continue to be a blessing for all. A majority of those who need and benefit from it are white. And anyway, so what?
Frankly, if more of us knelt more often, the God that we think is blessing us and approving of what we do, might actually do so!
Keep in mind that, in Scripture, "sheep" are associated with those who are ultimately saved. "Goats", on the other hand, are associated with being ultimately lost. Never follow anyone blindly, but, don't be so quick to assume that those who exercise caution and look out for others as well as themselves are somehow mindless automatons.