The Problem With "Conservatives"

The Problem With "Conservatives"

It's not Trump.

To the Republicans,

As many of my friends and family know, I am a hardcore Conservative and I’m not afraid to show it or say it. However, even though I pride myself on my Conservative views and beliefs, my vote for the presidential election primary did not go to a devoutly conservative candidate, I voted for Donald Trump.

I know this may seem crazy, and many of people have a lot strong opinions about this.

It has been argued so far this election season, that Donald Trump is not the best choice for the Republicans for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is said to be because he is not the most conservative choice.

Well, that my fellow Republicans, is exactly why he actually IS the best choice;

Conservatism isn’t working.

All the Conservatives we ever vote into office, don’t do anything. All you so-called “Conservative” politicians are quick to roll over on your back for the Democrats instead of standing up for the principles you supposedly believe in.

I’m sick of voting all these Republicans, alleged “Conservatives”, into power when they don’t do anything. All you conservative politicians claim to be “Constitutionalists” and ”Conservative” and I’m sick of it!

It doesn’t matter how “Conservative” you are, if you can’t stand up for conservative values and even vote in favor of a conservative bill, your “conservative” title doesn’t mean anything to the American people.

Our entire United States Congress has been an all-Republican majority since 2014 and you failed. You didn’t get anything done to further the Republican agenda; you don’t stand up for the conservative people or the conservative philosophy; you’re a disgrace to not only conservatives, but all Republicans and the one’s who voted for you in the first place. You've had numerous tries to make it right, you've had years to act when you didn't.

I voted you in.

Conservatism isn’t working and it hasn’t been working, even when George W. Bush was in office. Conservatism hasn’t worked since Reagan and I’m sick of me, and other Republicans voting in “Conservative” “Republican” politicians with empty promises.

The Democrat politicians don’t do that, even the Democrats stick to their agendas, so why won’t the Republicans?

We see too many Republican politicians tearing each other down, tearing down their party’s presidential nominee, but what's the real goal here?

News flash: YOU are the one’s who failed the American people, the Republicans. Don’t get mad at the other guy, our Republican nominee, for taking a stand and trying to fix your mess. All those times you voted for amnesty and gun control and abortion, and now you're mad a Republican comes along and actually wants to stick to the philosophy?

We need someone who will actually take action, who’s not afraid to stand by their beliefs even if the media and other people butcher them. Conservatives and Republicans alike need to band together and vote for someone who can make a difference because we are sick of lies; we're sick of failure. If there is one thing we all can agree on (yes, even you Trump-haters), it’s that Donald Trump isn’t afraid to express his beliefs and opinions; that is what Conservatives need! Far too long the Conservative’s wants and needs have been overlooked in the government, so next time you want to get mad at Donald Trump for trying to make a change, think about what you did, or failed to do, in the first place. Think of all the people in your own party that you've failed to represent.

And for all the Republicans who say Trump isn't "Conservative" enough;

Maybe it's easy for many you to ignore the Republican's politicians lack of action because you didn't want to vote last election, because it "wasn't a presidential race". Maybe it's easy for you to hate Trump because you have no idea how our "normal" Republican politicians act, or fail to act in congress.

This is your chance. Look at what our conservatives have failed to do; Look at our congress; Look at our country.

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30 Things I'd Rather Be Than 'Pretty'

Because "pretty" is so overrated.

Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

And I never want to stop searching for answers.
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To The Generation That Might Not Care, A Green New Deal Is Crucial

Take care of our planet and our future.


The reality of climate change and method to address the issue has been a source of contention in the United States for far too long. While Republicans trail behind Democrats a great deal in the percentage who believe long-term, irreversible climate change is a real problem, an equally if not more important gap to acknowledge is that between generations.

A universally taught science concept in elementary school is the difference between weather and climate. Weather is the day-to-day condition of the atmosphere — rainy, sunny, etc. Climate is the weather of a particular geographic location over a long period of time. The weather in an area may be snowy on a particular January day but might overall have a warm climate (Trump has yet to learn this concept).

The gap between generational support for not only believing in the reality of climate change but if the government should take steps to prevent further harm on our planet is apparent. A few reasons that older generations may not support aggressive climate change policies are that many are not going to see the lasting impact of their harmful actions, may not want to acknowledge that their way of life for a majority of their life was detrimental to the environment, or that they simply do not think it is the government's role to further regulate current practices and lifestyles in the name of the environment (an argument supported by many conservatives).

Data For Progress

The "Green New Deal," proposed earlier this month by Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Edward Markey is mainly a list of ideas and goals rather than a carefully laid-out plan, though aims to eliminate greenhouse emissions through the creation of millions of jobs in the renewable energy industry, moving toward public ownership (a major source of disagreement among Republicans and Democrats), and much more. This plan is a comprehensive overview of many sources of environmental degradation that our nation has not addressed, despite the majority of the nation believing the climate change is a real issue.

There will undoubtedly be a major shift in the operations of many companies due to aggressive climate change policies, which could have been avoided at a drastic level if our nation had chosen to make climate change prevention a priority. Unfortunately, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global temperatures will rise to an irreversible level in 12 years if the United States and other countries that greatly contribute to rising temperatures do not take action. A sense of urgency has been lacking for far too long is crucial.

Written into the recently proposed Green New Deal is a section detailing how it will attempt to remedy the inequality of those most directly impacted by climate change. Vulnerable communities, particularly communities of color, are not seeing an equitable distribution in disaster funding to prevent damage inflicted by the increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters that have resulted as an increase in rising global temperatures — Which, regardless of your age, should be a glaring flaw in our current system.

I personally doubt that the entirety of the recently proposed Green New Deal will be enacted, however, I believe that anyone who values the quality of human life, clean air, clean water, food sources, for not just those in the United States, but around the world, should be supportive of a Green New Deal.

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