Stacy: Why I’m a Conservative
There are tons of great videos out there from people of every stripe, discussing politics by reasoning and advocating for positions on both sides of the aisle. With the election upcoming and talk centering on the “Ladyparts” of the coveted female electorate, I’d like to redirect the discussion to something of substance to many women: Conservatism. That unflinching allegiance to principles that defy party and stand firm as a bedrock for women of faith, women of conscience, women of all backgrounds who utilize their precious time working towards a greater good.
I had an interesting question from a listener to a radio program that I guest contribute to weekly: “Why are YOU a Conservative?” I had 45 seconds to squeeze an answer in before the break, so I listed a few principles. Yet, I felt the need to expound a bit more. So off I went. To my living room. The following is the result:
There have been times when I have seriously questioned the impact of this video. It’s only been viewed by around 10,000 people on the two different platforms it’s posted on. And the hateful comments from those on the left have been steady, relentless and disheartening. In the midst of one of these doubting moments, I received an email from a YouTube viewer. She simply stated:
“Thank you for having the courage to stand publicly for your beliefs. After watching your video I’m coming out as a conservative too.”
Another viewer credited me with changing his mind on voting for Democrats. So, perhaps there’s meaning in the quick video shot in my living room, chatting with no script on why I’ve ceased to pull the lever for the Democrats! Some Liberals lament the fact that my political affiliation has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with my race. I find that intolerant. After considering the positive effects of this little video, I now welcome the hate mail. It means the left is watching and they cannot fathom why I would believe what I believe.
The explanation for my staunch conservatism is rooted in one of my favorite political books: 5000 Year Leap Principles in Freedom 101 by Leon Clousen. I encourage any newly minted conservative to read it and revel in the care and detail that the Founders poured into creating the only Constitutionally based Democratic Republic on the planet. Here is my favorite quote:
Therefore Law is the distinction between things just and unjust, made in agreement with that primal and most ancient of all things, Nature; and in conformity to Nature’s standard are framed those human laws which inflict punishment upon the wicked and protect the good.
But if the principles of Justice were founded on the decrees of peoples, the edicts of princes, or the decision of judges, then Justice would sanction robbery and adultery and forgery of wills, in case these acts were approved by the votes or decrees of the populace. But if so great a power belongs to the decision and decrees of fools that the laws of Nature can be changed by their votes, then why do they not ordain that what is bad and baneful shall be considered good and salutary? Or, if a law can make Justice injustice can it not also make good out of bad?
So you see, this differs greatly from the current iteration of the Democrat party, that places the will of the emotionally stunted and immature far left over Natural Law and the will of the people. Not much choice there, as I would rather align myself with my values as I strive to attain a better life for my children and by extension my country.