This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Reader asks "What it is That Conservatives Conserve

On this blog a so-called progressive asked "what it is that Conservatives conserve" The answer is two things. Conservatives conserve the Constitution and the Bible as written. And some of us even believe they were both divinely inspired.

Conservatives believe our founders created a document that has served us well. We want to conserve it intact. Progressives on the other hand see the constitution as fluid. They see themselves as much wiser than the founders.

The same thing can be said about the Bible. Conservatives will conserve it as originally written. It serves us well. Progressives believe it should be rewritten to fit our modern times and they are wiser than the original writers.

26 comments:

Liberal POV said...

Blogger

Liberals believe intelligent beings change their mind when there's new factual information and evidence.

The U S Constitution has been amended several times are you opposed to those amendments?

guy faulkes said...

The Constitution is the contract between the people and the government that allows the government to exist. It was ratified with the stipulation that the Bill of Rights be added. Both the Federalists and the Anti-federalists required this. Therefore the amendments contained in the Bill of rights cannot be changed. To do so would void the contract. New amendments can be added as long as they do not countermand any rights explicitly confirmed as belonging to the people and the states by the Bill of Rights. Note that the Bill of Rights does not create any rights but confirms them.

Liberal POV said...

Under pro police state conservative government Amendment 1 Freedom of and from Religion is under attack
Amendment 4 is under attack (Protection from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures)
Amendment 5 is under attack ( Protection of Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property )
Amendment 6 is under attack ( Rights of Accused Persons in Criminal Cases )
Amendment 8 is under attack ( Excessive Bail, Fines, and Punishments Forbidden )
Amendment 15 is under attack ( Voting Rights for All Races )
Amendment 16 is under attack ( Rights of Citizenship )"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Amendment 19 is under attack (Voting Rights for Men and Women )
Amendment 24 is really under attack by conservatives ( "The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax." )
Amendment 26 is under attack in NC and other former slave states. ( Voting Rights for All Citizens Eighteen or Older)Republican love voter suppression. "The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of age."

guy faulkes said...

"Under pro police state conservative government "

All of your listed 'attacks' also occurred during the Clinton and Obama administrations. Only the Bill of Rights cannot be changed. The others are fair game if that is the will of the people.

The left's problem is that it does not follow the proper procedure in order to make changes. They try to legislate from the bench. The Judicial Branch interprets. It does not legislate.

Many of the things you see as attacks are not. You are, however, entitled to your mistaken opinion.

References Still Needed said...

What about Muslim conservatives?

What about Hindu conservatives?

What about Sikh conservatives?

Do they seek to conserve the "Bible as written?"

guy faulkes said...

What about them? Are you suggesting they cannot be secular conservatives while supporting their own religious works?

Johnny Rico said...

Never understood how liberal socialist jackals accept and choose extremist religions such as Islam over peaceful religions such as Christianity. Amazing and sad. Sort of like they choose to allow American soldiers to die by the thousands in places like Afghanistan and Iraq due for no other reason than political correctness. To dial it down to the pedantic level for the common core left, we have fought in the Middle East for a decade in yet another limited war, police action in which we fight exactly the fight the goat herding muslims want. Precision strikes have never won a war and never will, but it is indeed poltically correct. Liberal jackals such as pov, happily dumb, PLOP!, shylock, new guy and many other give you this. And still they skulk about yapping about Christians!!!!!! Amazing.

Anonymous said...

According to tonight's nightly news most of the BS Blogger and his equally gullible conservatives here believe came from Russian propaganda designed the be decisive and hate mongering. The goal was to undermine Democratic institutions and trust in government.

Wolf's Head said...

"The goal was to undermine Democratic institutions and trust in government."

They didn't need to bother, the Democrats had already done that for them.f's

Anonymous said...

The Trump Administration is collapsing, Threats of jail will have lots of Trump Administration Staffers talking.

Sarkazein said...

Interesting how the Russians only fixed the Electoral vote and not the popular vote. They really have it down to a science. I wonder if any of the multiple correspondence with the Russians and Hillary and the Russians and the Obama White House was Hillary and Barrack asking the Russians for the popular vote while the Trump people were asking the Russians for the Electoral vote. Or, maybe the Russians wanted Hillary and that's why she got the popular vote. The Russians knew they could get away with anything they wanted to do by just sending Hillary a big reb button to reset while she giggles about her mistakes.

Reader said...

Russia didn't make us vote for Trump, Lib. You should know better than that. Maybe you don't.

We conservatives are in need of some conserving and conserving is what we're gonna do... well I'm hoping so anyway. If they can get the feathers out of their rear ends they can get it started.

Anonymous said...

You characteristically, willfully ignore the facts of Russian influence. Stay tuned, its just getting good.

Sarkazein said...

In Obama's race riots, your side had people allying themselves with ISIS and the PLO and anarchists. You characteristically and willfully ignored those facts

Anonymous said...

Conservatives here should be very happy, as the Trump Administration proves day after day they are unable to govern. Anarchy will be Trump's legacy. Trump will deliver ineffective and extremely corrupt government, with public policy based in ignorance and corruption.
When you elected a clown you should have expected a circus.

Anonymous said...

Sark

Please post a link to what you believe. Let's see if the origins are in fact Russian?

Anonymous said...

Phrase of the day, "Follow the dead Russians"

Anonymous said...

What race riots?

Sarkazein said...

Russophobics. Hitler hated the Russians too.

Sarkazein said...

From the NYT-

Donations to the Clinton Foundation, and a Russian Uranium Takeover
By WILSON ANDREWS APRIL 22, 2015

Uranium investors’ efforts to buy mining assets in Kazakhstan and the United States led to a takeover bid by a Russian state-owned energy company. The investors gave millions to the Clinton Foundation over the same period, while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s office was involved with approving the Russian bid.

Sarkazein said...

I'll bet the donations to the Clinton Foundation stopped on the day after the election.

Anonymous said...

Your choice to diminish the influence of Russia over Trump is naive and self-serving.

Sarkazein said...

Anonymous 7:00 AM- You have an seen example of pure greed and gross corruption between Hillary and the Russians. You have seen Obama tell then Russian Premiere Medveded (sp) that he could be more flexible after the election and to pass it on to Putin who wasn't Premier at the time. "Flexible" meaning he had to hide it from the electorate (fool them)... you.
There is absolutely nothing, at this time, showing corruption or greed or collision between Trump and the Russians. You are a dupe.

Sarkazein said...

Anonymous 7:00 AM- You have witnessed the biggest hypocrisy in political history, bar none. The Democrat leadership and MSM puddled themselves in anger and disbelief when Trump balked on accepting the results of the election as they assumed Hillary into office. It was "an attack on our democracy" by Trump they cried. The Democrats, their leadership, and MSM is doing EXACTLY and worse than what they interpreted Trump said in the debate.
Purposely ignoring these facts (Hillary's corruption and the accepting the election results) deletes you of all political honesty and debate as if you ever had any.

Sarkazein said...

Should read- "... showingcollusion between Trump and the Russians."

Sarkazein said...

"But perhaps even worse, is the close connection of John Podesta, the former campaign manager and long-time advisor to Hillary Clinton, as well as advisor to Barack Obama.

Here in a Fox and Friends interview, Peter Schweizer, the author of Clinton Cash, reveals how Podesta’s firm, Joule received $35 million dollars from Rusnano, a fund directly funded by the Kremlin.

One might think that that would be slightly more important than Jeff Sessions bumping into the Russian ambassador at a conference." The Young Conservatives