“Conservative” Is NOT a Four Letter Word


Everyone who reads American Thinker, or any other conservative leaning web site or magazines such as The Weekly Standard for instance, knows that the Progressive/Left tosses the word “conservative” around as if it was a euphemism for “child molester” or a four letter word often used by Rap “stars.”

Yet, if we actually stood in direct opposition to everything the Progressive movement espoused, wouldn’t it be more proper for them to call us Regressives?  In the world of Progressive narcissists, the public identity that they prefer for themselves is based on the dictionary definition of progress, which is:

The development of an individual or society in a direction considered more beneficial than and superior to the previous level.

The word regress, however, is defined as:

To revert to an earlier or less advanced state or form.

Since so many Progressives appear to favor Barack Obama’s tendency toward almost a monarchial approach to governance, a totalitarian mindset that predates America’s experiment with democracy by several millennia, one has to wonder if it is really the Progressives that want to revert to an earlier or less advanced state.

The basis for the words conservative and conservationist both have the same root – conserve, which itself is derived from the Latin conservāre meaning “to keep safe”.

 

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I want this blog to be a forum to discuss the issues of the day (or week, month, year…whatever).  But you, my friends, need to respond.  A discussion where only one person is speaking is not really a conversation; it’s merely a lecture…or worse, it’s a sermon. 

Please feel free to use the comments section or even rate this particular blog entry.  I can’t improve my ability to communicate without honest critiques, and only the reader can note where I might have communicated more clearly or where I should have expanded the ideas. I will even admit (in the theoretical sense, anyway) that it might be possible that I might be wrong about something.

Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll join the conversation.

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About Jim Yardley

Retired after 30 years as a financial controller for a variety of manufacturing firms, a two-tour Vietnam veteran, and independent voter.
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