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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Bottom Line

The bottom line on my conservatism is this...

I don't necessarily disagree with the end goals of my liberal friends, just the means by which we get there. Peace, more affordable health care, a reduction in poverty and crime, a cleaner environment, better schools... Conservatives and Liberals alike desire these things.

So here's the rub: Who's job is it? As a conservative, I would like to see individuals, businesses, CHURCHES, the private sector provide answers for most of societies ills. They are better equipped, more nimble and more creative in handling such things. I believe the government's main job is protecting law-abiding citizens and punishing law-breakers. (i.e. police force, criminal justice system, military). Government is designed for this purpose. The more it gets its hands in matters not rightly under its jurisdiction, the messier things get.

Now I realize this is oversimplified, but can't we take steps toward it instead of farther away?

3 comments:

portorikan said...

I say and hope yes.

I think part of the problem regardless of if someone is conservative or liberal just might be our own selfishness as a people. This is probably where the church needs to take a bigger role, because outside of the church, the culture is more about getting then giving where as Christians we try to prioritize giving more than receiving. I hope that makes sense (I'm on a cell phone and did not proof-read).

C. Adrian said...

Great post Kelley

Adam Mabry said...

Boy, you'd hate it here...