Your Military Service?
Nope. There are plenty of Socialists (explicitly and/or in action) who have served in the Military. Far too many frankly.
Your Religious Belief?
Nope. In fact, there are a stunning number of Religious fanatics who would like nothing more than utilizing Government Force to make you do what they think is right and proper. The Religious Left is alive and well and they enjoy their ‘strange bedfellow’ relationship with the Socialists. Religion as Government is nothing new… in fact, it’s quite old… and frightening.
Your Participation in the Private Sector?
Nope. There are, sadly, a vast number of people who have participated in the Private Sector who prefer a playing field tilted in their favor through ‘cooperative relationships’ with Government. Force is attractive when combined with the opportunity to profit. Free-Market it is not.
Your having registered as a Republican?
Ha! Nope… If anything, this current election cycle is demonstrating that calling yourself a Republican, and giving your Ideological Foundation no further thought, has brought us to where we are. We are angry at the betrayal by REPUBLICANS who are correctly labeled as Establishment. But we seem to stop there and fail to wonder why we feel this way.
Your love of your Family?
While admirable, no. There are tons of Liberal Leftists who think they love their family. I say ‘think’ because it is my firm belief that if they genuinely understood what Socialism is and the demonstrable track record of the Death, Destruction and Oppression it brings with it, they would protect their family from it at all costs… At least those who genuinely cared about their families.
What makes one a Constitutional Conservative is the understanding, and belief in, the Supremacy of the Individual over Government, the Liberty and Freedom that Supremacy represents along with the Globally Unique standing provided by the absolute brilliance of the United States Constitution… particularly when it prevents you from doing whatever you want, or having to listen to things you don’t like, or tolerate behavior you find offensive.
What separates you from the World of Power Politics Loving Liberals is the recognition that the vast expanse of World History has been one of Slavery, Oppression and Death. It has been Mob Rule cloaked with friendly terms like “Democracy” and “The Will of The Majority” without the understanding that those concepts are only healthy when employed as components of a much larger formula of Government. It has been the rise of Tyrants, always with the will of the people initially. It has been the suffering of the human soul.
What Elevates you above the Social Democrats, and our Fascist Elites, is the comprehension the Constitution of the United States is not a “Living and Breathing” Document malleable enough to accommodation whatever force you wish to apply to those you disagree with… exactly because you’re not really elevated above any other individual at all. It is your understanding that this brilliant document protects us only when it is adhered to. It is your demand that we return to it as written, and if we don’t like some aspect of it we Amend it according to the mechanisms in place within it to do so. You know it’s not up to a Vote… or a Judge… or a President. And finally you recognize we are where we are because we have wandered so very far away from it.
America is not about Mom and Apple Pie…
It’s about much, much, more than that.
Once you truly understand, you will recognize the brilliance which separates The United States from the rest of the World and the inherent Exceptionalism of our design.
The Understanding I speak of is the difference between High Information, Low Information and No Information voters.