Conservatarian Values: Common Sense for America

As we are a country of many views and thoughts, not many people fall simply within Republican or Democrat camps.  A small portion of the electorate adhere to a hybrid version that I and others dub as conservatarian.  This is a combination of conservative and libertarian viewpoints.

Abortion – Abortion is the taking of a life.  Human rights should apply to everyone, even the unborn. 

Crime and Justice – Protect citizens through effective law enforcement.  Penalize those individuals who do not follow the rule of law with common sense sentencing and limited parole.

Self-Defense – The ability to defend yourself, your property, and your family.

Environmental Issues – The environment should be protected and preserved but not at the expense of basic human liberties. 

Taxes – Replace the federal income and payroll taxes with a fair tax.  Stop the over taxation of the producers and under taxation of non-producers.

Energy and Resources – The United States should explore its own natural resources free from over reaching environmental agencies and left-wing environmental groups.

Financial Markets – The government should get out of the way of the financial markets and allow them to function properly.  Oversight should be utilized but without a full-on intrusion from the Fed.

Compulsory Retirement System – The forced bankrupt governmental retirement system (Social Security) should be abolished in favor of a voluntary method of individual contributions.

Health Care – Health care should not be run by the government in any realm.   

National Defense – The military should be available to first protect citizens against domestic threats and then against international threats.

Domestic Security – The United States should first protect her citizens and then the rest of the world.  Threats to domestic security should be handled swiftly and with minimal bureaucracy.

Illegal Immigration – Illegal immigrants should be deported out of the United States.  Businesses that employ illegal immigrants should suffer steep and progressive fines.

Legal Immigration – Individuals should have the opportunity to continue to become citizens of the United States without exorbitant red tape and expense.

Discrimination Issues – Discrimination in any form is anti-American.  Everyone should be equally protected regardless of sex, wealth, race, color, creed, age, national origin, or sexual orientation, but no individual group should have more protection than another.

Many of these ideals have come through years of thoughtful study with assistance from various groups and organizations.

Download a pdf file of this post here.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

2 Responses

  1. Rob, I like your conservative principles. I agree that the Republicans have been going soft, ever since 2004. I hope that the Tea Parties starts a new conservative political movement.

    If I had one complaint is that you may want to add guns to your conservative principles. Our right to bear arms goes way beyond defending our property. I see it as defending our freedoms, if you know what I mean.

    If only we had a country run by Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. That would be sweet. You know, no more health care for anyone. That\’s dumb. We\’ve gone 200 years without it but all of the sudden its a gotta have.

    I heard a disturbing thing the other day. I\’d love to have oil rigs ring around America and pumping oil day and night, but now they are saying that Alaska may only have oil for 10 years. Hope they are wrong. I don\’t want no electric car.

    Go conservatives!

    • Thanks for the comments.

      I think Republicans need to start to becoming actual conservatives instead of liberal light. The Tea Parties had loads of average Americans attending, like myself, who really are tired of business as usual. We’ll see if they get the hint in 2010.

      As far as the right to bear arms, although that is not specifically covered in my Conservatarian Values post, it is broadly covered here:

      Self-Defense – The ability to defend yourself, your property, and your family.

      These are very general principles. I may choose to expound on each point down the road depending on the reaction I receive. Right now the right to bear arms is in the Bill of Rights.

      Thanks for the comments.

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