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The Olympic Connection

Posted by Janus on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 in Conservative

This, honestly, is such a tiny thing that it should be well beneath our notice. We aren’t arguing legislation here, we’re name calling. We aren’t talking about character issues or foreign policy. This isn’t scandal most juicy. This isn’t a debate. There’s nothing at stake. There is, in short, nothing worth mentioning.

But here we are. This is what we choose to spend our time with. This is how we conduct ourselves. This is how we behave. These are the things that are important to us and occupy our time.

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Popular Conservatism

Posted by Janus on Thursday, June 25, 2009 in Conservative

I think by this point that it should be painfully obvious to everyone Republicans aren’t conservatives and conservatives aren’t Republicans. I’ve been struggling lately to define what, exactly, the Republican Party is on a philosophical level – and I think I’ve finally settled on an answer. The Republican Party represents an entirely different branch of conservative thought, completely different and separate from religious conservatism, fiscal conservatism, libertarianism, or any other form of conservatism that leaps to mind. Unquestioningly, the Republican Party is an entirely different beast. It is popular conservatism.

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The Environment is a Quality of Life Issue

Posted by Janus on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 in Conservative

I am a friend of nature. I am an Eagle Scout. I am a conservationist. I go camping. I fish. I bike. I hike. I’ve raised money for keeping green space in our community from being turned into strip centers and town homes. I’ve built trails, reclaimed camp sites, and have planted quite literally hundreds of trees. Above all, I look forward to passing on the greatness of the outdoors to my own children some day. The environment is an issue that is very near and dear to my heart.

But it is a quality of life issue.

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Turnabout Is Not Change

Posted by Janus on Thursday, February 12, 2009 in Conservative

Obama campaigned on change. He wanted to change the way Washington works. He wanted to make a clean break from the past. He wanted to change American policy and change the way people see America itself. I would say that in these first few days in office he’s done so. He’s gone from the corruption of the right to the corruption of the left.

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Ten Things I Hate About Liberals

Posted by Janus on Thursday, January 29, 2009 in Conservative

This list is not all-inclusive or in any particular order.

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