Originally Posted by eracer
Well said, OP.
The failure to defeat liberals is mostly about the corruption of true conservatism.
Moralists and Statists have co-opted the Republican party, and created devisive social issues on which to base their platitudes.
The other major factor is that too many of the people of this country believe that the have's should indeed support the have-nots, and that somehow it's OK to abandon the notion that intelligence and hard work are required to reach the pinnacle of that which our culture deems 'success.'
We are becoming lazy, both physically and intellectually,and the the vultures are coming to feed.
We have the answer right in front of us - libertarianism. But we don't want to make the sacrifices as a nation to return to a time when individual rights were sacred, America came first, and the government worked for the People.
"the corruption of true conservatism"? If anything its the libertarian slam machine, found via this site, that has corrupted the true meaning of the word.
The founding fathers would not embrace many of the policies and fallacies pushed across this forum as "true conservatism." Like Foghorn Leghorn would say, "Yap-yap-yap, keep that mouth flappin' and do no listenin'."