There was a time, or maybe I just imagined it, when the conservative party had clear goals and objectives:
- People should take personal responsibility for their actions.
- Try not to spend more than you earn, and to the degree possible, avoid going into debt.
- Values are important.
Where did the people who believe that go? They were either replaced by, or became the ones who now espouse different values today:
- “It’s not my fault! I can’t remember! My attorney did it!”
- “If there’s a huge debt, but I’m gone, it doesn’t matter.”
- Value = Personal Benefit
Well, it’s just as well, those pesky idealists are a nuisance. However, Reagan is probably spinning like a gyroscope in his grave.