Promulgating the Gospel << Was Conspiracies >>

Doug Bergner doug at NETWRX.NET
Mon Feb 2 08:10:32 MST 1998

>        I think this is a useful thread.  I think you fellows
>        have identified the reason many of us on the list
>        consider ourselves conservative (in my case, conservative/
>        leaning libertarian); i.e., we are concerned about the
>        loss of liberty.  How do we convince our fellow citizens
>        of the danger we see?  I'd like to see further discussion
>        on the topic.
       -Bravo! PP, that is the 64 dollar question...

>        And I'd like to toss in an idea here.  I think we could
>        choose our targets more carefully.  While it may be fun
>        to lay into a liberal, it is likely that we will get only
>        a minimal return on our invested energy.  After all, what
>        we are asking these people to do is:  1)  Unlearn your
>        cherished philosophy,  2) Learn my cherished philosophy.
>        Instead, I'd suggest we spend more of our time and energy
>        on those family members and friends who really haven't
>        developed a set philosophy.  The payoff should be a lot
>        higher.
>        Regards, PapaPaul
       - I would tend to agree, and your right, a favorite target these days
for conservatives would seem to be liberals.  I have a majority of
conservative leanings, however, I have no problem being critical of ANYBODY
reguardless thier political allegiance who may threaten our liberty.  I
think part of the problem is that it is so hard these days to have a
substantive (sp?) debate with people.  Herbert Hoover said:"The glory of a
nation rests upon the character of her men." We need to be building
character into people,
instilling the values and morals that made this country great.  Instead, I
fear we are tooooo busy teaching "what feels right".  We are diverted at
every turn by "non-issues" such as global warming, or who is the next guest
on Oprah. Dont forget, he who frames the debate generally wins.  We need to
take positive PRO-active steps.  Instead, we are reeling, undirected and
REactining to everything.


"If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us is
capable of governing someone else" -Ronald Reagan
There are very few problems in the world that cant be cured by the
appropriate amount of high explosives... -unknown

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