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Dear David: Conservatism
for the Masses

American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus

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Posted By:Judy W., 2/4/2013 7:07:41 AM

My middle-child brother David is a great guy and a thinker. He has worked full-time in a factory for years, but he also coached little league football for several years, growing to become commissioner of the County Youth Football League. David has noticed America´s cultural decline reflected in the attitudes of kids in his football programs -- no fear or respect for authority. David is non-political -- does not listen to talk radio or watch Fox News. Thus, he does not connect the cultural decline to politics.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 2/4/2013 9:32:26 AM     (No. 9157159)

This article gets right to the core of the challenge to Conservatives, how to reach the masses that have intentions for good but are clueless. The choices between philosophies of government are not straightforward or obvious. It is easy for progressives to demonize free enterprise as selfish. In most successful examples of it, a small group gets rich. But they are the people that have the ideas, take the risks, and do the work. The reality is, few in the general population are able and willing to do that. Further, huge numbers of people are hired for a variety of jobs at good wages. The head guy, who made it all happen, may make a million but the collective employees are paid billions.

It is almost impossible to be personally successful in business without making a lot of others better off as well, whether that is your intention or not. The system works automatically to the benefit of society.

AND the personal impact of being responsible for yourself are enormously beneficial to society. Responsible people seek out and fix problems, not wait for someone to rescue them. They are willing and capable of assisting those truly in need. They also foster the crucial structures and attitudes that support society because you cannot carry out business in chaos. Business is based on respectful and trusted transactions between willing individuals. Good business manners leads to a good society, a better culture.

But the article has no solution. That´s what we need.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: redink, 2/4/2013 1:26:43 PM     (No. 9157790)

Awesome Lloyd! Good work and thanks for the example. I´ve seen it happen in my family too.
Perseverance, patience and kindness are the answer.

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