@Kcmatt7 Not so sure I’m purposefully ignorant – meaning your reference to the right. I’m really not trying to be ignorant. Some suggest it comes naturally, of course.
Anyway, your point on Bill Clinton and his policies is excellent. Compare that to the Democratic party now, and to Trump.
When you suggest we plug our ears, remember, that’s another way of saying that we’re principled. Many times, conservatives are principled to a fault. That will happen.
But guns isn’t one of those issues. Remember on your “gun violence” deal and this goes to the principles of the conservatism. It’s personal responsibility. It is why conservatism is and has been consistent. We believe in hard work, self-sufficiency, smaller government, and personal responsibility. It is the culture of violence that causes the most problematic issues related to guns, and that culture of violence has nothing to do with conservatism. Someone pulls the trigger for a reason. That’s the issue. The person pulling the trigger. And this is important – and a key difference – liberals seek to place responsibility on anything but the person. Further, conservatism demands a respect for the rule of law and recognition of Judeo-Christian values. Conservatives support free trade, an open economy, lower regulation and interference. We support a strong and aggressive nation defense, as that is the core function of government – to protect our rights and keep us safe. It’s really quite simple. As with liberalism, never confuse the principles with those with human failings that support those principles. At its core, conservative principles have made this country great. But the progress of society, and changes on multiple social issues, can be credited to the liberals.
When you say there is no good side, I disagree. Follow the core, proven principles. In this political environment, it’s hard to follow men or women. What they do is most important to me.
@wissox The positions on guns and immigration have not changed at all. When the left attacks the 2nd amendment, conservatives respond. When they don’t, we’re quiet. Same with immigration. The lack of enforcement of our borders has caused a reaction which appears more harsh. But it’s really the same. Follow the law. Immigrate legally.