A common tendency for progressives is to use adjectives to alter or manipulate the meaning of commonly used and understood words. For instance, the progressive has found many ways to adjust the meaning of justice to fit their needs. Justice is commonly thought to mean the upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law. In the United States justice for all means the same treatment under the law regardless of outside factors such as social, economic, or political factors. This is the concept of “rule of law.”
Today we find justice being modified or changed by using adjectives such as social, economic or racial because the progressive has never advocated justice for all or “rule of law.” The progressive has always believed in manipulation to achieve the end goal that Hegel and Marx promoted. The progressive believes that by manipulating the minds and activities of mankind, they can change the world into what they see as perfection; a world where people forsake individuality for the good of the community. When that happens the progressive sees a world with all people totally conforming to one way of thinking and all equal: socially, politically, and economically. The progressive understands that to achieve this perfect world, society must refute all aspects of the Bible and the United States Constitution.
Those progressive who wishes to put forth a bogus belief that they are in fact a conservative will use adjectives to change the meaning of conservative. The common meaning of conservative would be adhering to those principles set forth in our constitution for the purpose of remaining a free and independent people. Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan resurrected these principles and the conservative movement was reborn. These basic principles are: a nation under the rule of law, a nation with limited government, a nation with divided government, and a nation where the people are sovereign and the government is the servant.
When a politician wants to appeal to those multitudes that hold these basic beliefs, but the politician really holds progressive views, that politician will use an adjective to describe his “conservatism.” Conservatives have been modified with adjectives such as mainstream, compassionate, fiscally conservative and socially moderate, Rockefeller conservative, and now the latest common sense conservative.
The use of all of the other adjectives to modify the meaning of conservative makes sense. The people who used these terms wanted the conservative vote but did not adhere to nor believe in the principles to maintain our freedom, nor did they believe in the conservative fundamentals as put forth by Goldwater and Reagan.
The use of the adjective “common sense” to modify the meaning of conservative is not only fraudulent and demeaning, it is downright insulting. If an individual finds it necessary to modify conservative with the adjective “common sense,” that individual is telling all of us conservatives, that we have no common sense. We conservatives are being told by a fraudulent conservative that it is necessary to specify this trait in the conservative movement because they do not believe it is inherent in conservatism.
This is even more insulting to conservatives when we understand that the person who used this adjective felt compelled to use it because of his core beliefs of arbitrary law, big government, concentrated government, and rule by a sovereign other than the people. We know this to be true because this same individual touts the goodness of one payer health care, a steeply progressive income tax, crony capitalism, taking private property from one private party to give to another private party for the “good of the community,” a stimulus package so government can pick winners and losers, the executive having the power to dictate to private industry where they can operate, and the progressive agenda touted by Marx, Obama, Hillary and Sanders.
We as Freedom Loving Americans, who cherish the principles of the United States Constitution and the rebirth of Goldwater and Reagan Conservatism, must understand the purpose behind such a misleading and manipulative adjective as “common sense.” We must realize that many will not understand the demeaning insult that was thrown at conservatives, so we must advocate for a candidate who has no need to modify their conservatism.