Sunday, 18 July 2010

An American Comment On Conservatives

Discussing America's founding legal document, in the preamble to the right of trial by jury, Ken Connor writes:
"American conservatives are generally associated with a "strict constructionist" view of the U.S. Constitution. They believe America's founding legal document should be interpreted in accordance with the original intent of the Framers when the document was ratified by the original States. They believe that the principles embodied by our Constitution are reflective of a nation rooted in the virtues of human dignity and individual liberty. These principles include the freedom to speak, write, congregate and worship freely, the right to own property, the right to bear arms in defense of person and property, and the right to conduct business legally and ethically in a free market economy. In short, conservatives subscribe to the idea that the Constitution exists to protect and preserve Americans' rights to protect their lives, exercise their liberty, and pursue their happiness. Somehow along the way, however, many conservatives have lost an appreciation for one of the most fundamental rights of America's political heritage..."
Yup Mr. Connor, we got the same problem over here with our conservatives...........


James Higham said...

Nice comment, WfromW. I feel that the true conservatives over there, as distinct from the GOP, still have it right.

Witterings From Witney said...

Ta James, but ours have definitely lost their way......and those that haven't are too cowardly to do owt about it!