Jamal Greene: Why I am a Conservative

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    By Jamal Greene

    I am a Conservative because I believe in American Exceptionalism; I believe that Democracy and the rule of law is man’s best hope on Earth and that our way of life must be defended. As President Kennedy said, “we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” I believe that in the absence of American as the defender of Freedom, the world would dissolve into chaos, leaving Totalitarianism to rule the day and enslave the people. I am a Conservative because I believe in Open and Free Market Capitalism, and that Capitalism is the engine for economic growth and a nation’s prosperity, not wealth redistribution.

    When I say Capitalism, I mean Laissez-Faire, with little to no government intervention into the private enterprise. I believe and history has shown that it is because of Government intervention, that Economic prosperity evades a nation. It is because of Capitalism and the Free Market that America has remained the envy of the world in terms of our standard of living, which is second to none. I believe, and history has shown, that a decreased tax burden spurs economic growth. This is true because when people have more disposable income, they tend to inject that that extra income to economy via consumer spending which causes businesses to generate more revenue and expand; when businesses expand they hire. This drives down the unemployment rate and because more people are working, more people are paying taxes which equals greater revenue to the government. More revenue means we as a nation borrow less and save more.

    I’m a Conservative because I believe in the 2nd amendment. I believe that the 2nd amendment is essential if we are to protect the First. I believe in the right of the Unborn to live; not due to religious reasons but scientific. In week five during a pregnancy, the Fetus’ heart begins to beat and all four heart chambers begin to function; the arms and legs appear; major organs start to develop and the lungs are now visible. For anyone to say that at this stage, only Five weeks in, that this is not a living being is beyond reality to me. This is an organism with a heartbeat, brain function, and major organs starting to develop; this is a living being. I believe that abortion should be the last option, used only in the events of rape, incest, or threat to the mother’s life and that if parents cannot afford to keep the child then the child should be given up for adoption.

     I’m a conservative because I am a Citizen of the United States of America, not the world. I believe America is a sovereign nation and that our national security decisions should reflect our interests, not the United Nations. I believe that the American President is not elected to rule by Global consensus, but to defend the interests and ideals of America by all means necessary. I believe in the principles of Democracy promotion and that America should always be a fierce advocate of liberty and foe of Tyranny. I believe in the rights of the Individuals, not the government, to make decisions about one’s life and well-being. I believe in Health Insurance reform, but through the private market, not government bureaucracy and more entitlements.

    I’m a Conservative because I believe in the US Constitution and that it is the Ultimate and Supreme authority on all laws enacted to govern the country. I believe that when a Judiciary becomes rogue and forgets it constitutional role as a Reviewer of Law, and not an Author, that court should be brought under control by the Congress or Abolished, like the Ninth Circuit. I am a Conservative because I believe in the provisions of the

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