Thursday, September 2, 2010
Neoconservatism isn't new or conservative
Hardly a day goes by without a member of the far left wing falsely accusing conservatives of racism, bigotry, and a wide array of similar nasty things. 21 Democrat Senators organized the record Senate filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A calculation of 26 major civil rights votes from 1933 through the 1960's civil rights era shows that Republicans favored civil rights in approximately 96% of the votes, whereas the Democrats opposed them in 80% of the votes! I am tired of the lefts predictable history revisions. Go to the Merriam Webster dictionary and you will see that the #1 definition of a neocon is a former liberal espousing political conservatism. The term has turned into poorly used slur by the left, the ironic thing is the labeled neocons rarely are. As a most have never been a liberal and they also generally abhor liberal beliefs. I prefer to think of myself as a Compassionate Conservative. Neoconservatism isn't new or conservative; the concept of using American power to establish democracy and protect freedom is at its core a liberal, internationalist idea.