(Quote) Lynea-297530 said:
A response from a conservative:
You wrote, "I find that many conservatives have no sense of social justice. They will do anything and everything to make sure rich people the tax breaks they don't need, even if it means doing things that hurt ordinary people."
First of all, what do you mean by "social justice"? Justice is a virtue that has to do with a person's right to what is theirs, whether material or non-material. What you aree referring to, however, is charity such as to the underprivileged and poor. Avarice, by the way, is a sin. "Social Justice" that takes from one person because they have more, and givess to another what is not theirs by justice, is not justice at all. However, regarding charity, which iis what you really meant to say, at least if we define our terms for this discussion by those of Holy Mother Church (see St. Thomas Aquinas's definitions on "Justice" and on "Charity", for example), then we are faced with the glaring facts that only the more conservative orders have done the most in organizing and executing charities for the poor. One of the reasons is because the traditional Catholic knows that egalitarianism is a heresy. And, without having wealthy donors, who have the right to spend and donate their money which they earned (and in the country, without exploiting tthe poorest workers, as they do in socialist and communist countries --- see Rerum Novarum and Quadrogesimo Ano), we do not have the ability to have charities and the financial support for religious orders that hold to the teaching's of the Church, and also do eithher or both corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
You wrote, "they oppose doing things that help the environment. Big tobacco used the same tricks big oil is using now to spread confusion, denial in the face of clear scientific evidence." HHmmm, I'm a conservative, and I am for supporting the environment. I think your issue iis that we don't buy into false science like "global warming", which has been understood now to be false, and has been since renamed to "Climate Change". It's a moving target meant to confuse people into looking at platforms that are not as important as things like prolife and profamily issues .
You wrote, "they favour harsh criminal sentences for anyone everyone except the crooked Wallstreet banksters who stole billions and took family's homes awy from them." I am a conservative and I know this isn't true at all about favoring leniency on bankers. I hear the liberals say this a lot, but I've not heard one single conservative author or celebrity support this. It is out right false. Your issue with "harsh criminal sentences" ---- you'd have to elaborte. I know many conservatives arre not against the death penalty for certain crimes like murders who are sane but make murder a habit.
You wrote," they say they have family values but promote policies that hurt families: trying to destroy any help people get from the state (medicare, medicaid, social security, etc., welfare)." Conservatives tend to be PRO FAMILY and that is why they are wary about things as "entitlements", which is really a lie and a euphemism for giving the government more control. Most conservatives ARE NOT against medicare or social security benefits, for example, and even support medicaid in certain circumstances. As a-matter-oof-fact, they support them MORE than most liberals because they realize that widening spending on actual entitlements OVER benefits will WEAKEN and eventually outright kill these programs. Also, what is the sense of paying out more entitlements to the point that ALL citizens, to one degrere or another, will have their healthcare quality dramtically diminish? And diminish it will, with less insurance companies able to compete in the market, and less medical personnel able to work in small offices (thanks to neww HIPPA data act being enforced), and tthanks to the Fedeeral Government indimidating doctors away from diagnosing accurately and honestly any disease that falls into the CDC list for epidemological diseases to be flagged. No, conservatives are for family values and want to stop the liberal agenda from hurting families and singles.