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SPOTSYLVANIA: Conservatism
fits for this skeptic

Free Lance Star [Fredericksburg, Va.], by Jeff Branscome

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Posted By:mickeymat, 4/1/2014 3:29:06 PM

For Matt Jordan, political conservatism and skepticism go hand in hand. So he says he has trouble understanding why more conservatives don’t question religion like they do the federal government. “They don’t want the government saying, ‘I’m with the government, I’m here to help,’” said Jordan, 55, who lives in Spotsylvania County. “They’re not going to buy that just because you said it. And yet, conservatives tend to be the most religious. I can’t wrap my mind around that.”

Comments:
Our local newspaper basically states that conservatives are always religious (and by implication illogical) except of course this guy. Deep thoughts they.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 4/1/2014 3:36:20 PM     (No. 9793418)

I don´t "question religion" because nobody in any church is adversely affecting my life. Nobody from a church is forcing me to buy products I don´t want, taking of my heard-earned money by force (I give if I want to), paying malcontents to live nearby, debasing the culture, decimating the educational system, or threatening me with massive penalties if I damage the wetlands on my own property. But the government does ALL of that and much more.

I am happy that others are happy in their faith. I am happy in mine. Leave me along and I won´t question you or your organization.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: frenesi1, 4/1/2014 3:39:54 PM     (No. 9793424)

I read once that you can´t be fiscally conservative and socially liberal because "Fiscal Conservatism and Social Liberalism are contradictory. You can’t want to expand Government and make it cheaper, you can’t force people to do things and call it Freedom or Equality and you can’t create Rights while suppressing established ones.cause " (from Red State)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ruready?, 4/1/2014 3:40:30 PM     (No. 9793426)

To help out our liberal friend, the middle verse in the Bible reads,

"It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man."

That is why we do not trust government, but put our faith in God.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 4/1/2014 4:21:00 PM     (No. 9793468)

I have often found people of deep faith to have great understanding of the role of reason in mans relationship to his world. Conversely I have found that those who try to use reason to eliminate faith have little understanding of mans relationship to his world.

Faith means there is a reason for us to exist, reason means that we exist for no reason.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/1/2014 4:51:57 PM     (No. 9793500)

It´s not the federal government, it is the liberals who want to expand it beyond it´s constitutional purpose, and use it to expand their power. All power is by definition oppressive. That is why our founders checked it. Liberals have betrayed their forefathers and disgraced themselves.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 4/1/2014 7:07:56 PM     (No. 9793649)

Wait, wait,wait.....

"Limited Government" implies that it´s nobodie´s Gawddamn bidness what my religious beliefs may happen to be.

Conservatives lose a lot of elections because Leftist operatives put forth the notion that government under Conservatives will be a freaking THEOCRACY.

Please....my fellow conservatives, leave your precious religious liberties at home when it comes to politics.

Nobody wants to have to live under the rule of the ´Church Lady´.

"Limited Government" is the answer.

"Limited Government" is what we are now seeing slip away.



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