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The Conscience of a Conservative

Ignore the in-my-face obvious issues and lend all of my attention to unwarranted, groundless non-issues? Not happening!

'Conscience of a Conservative'  -Barry Goldwater -

'Conscience of a Conservative' -Barry Goldwater -

The Blame Game

It never ends, the daily barrage of all that is wrong in America and according to the media and far too many know-it-all elitists...

all that is wrong in America, is attributed to those of us on the right, specifically, conservatives!

Those of us unwavering, grounded, principled, steadfast; our feet firmly planted on solid ground.

This, along with a Centrist President that leans right more often than he leans left, is the cause for such angst.


President Trump had a bullseye on his back, long before he set his first foot into the White House.

It does not matter what he says or doesn't say or how he says it or doesn't say it or how many times he says it, according to the elitists, he is always wrong

Either he is accused of miserably falling short or taking things way beyond the acceptable 'established' line...

I am not his defender, I was never a Trumpster. (it's true and I haven't gone back and revised my words to 'make it true')

I love this Country and the fact that we have a Republic here, passed on to all of us, for its safekeeping!

The system we have in electing our Representatives and our Presidents, is a system that works.

It worked, when we elected Donald J. Trump.

Of course I want him to succeed.

Naturally, I want him to be given the chance to be free to do so!

Trump has never been given a fair chance, since day one and now, in addition to the echoes of "he doesn't belong here" and "we must impeach him", he is now being called racist!

Funny how this sticky 'labeling' business happens, isn't it?

Yesterday, I read that Barry Goldwater was a racist.

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No explanation, no evidence, no need, not with elitist, progressive leftists!

They'll just throw out an accusation, to see if it will stick.

If it doesn’t, they'll make it even stickier the next time's what they do!

As someone with a great admiration for Barry Goldwater and for his student, Ronald Reagan, this took me completely off guard, but mostly, it made me angry.

There is no evidence of it whatsoever, quite the contrary, but a lack of evidence is no matter, when activists are working to unseat a President and undo a Country!

Barry Morris Goldwater authored the book, 'The Conscience of a Conservative'.

In a nutshell, his book continues where our Founders left off, with a discussion on the importance of "limited government" in our lives.

But, as long as there is motive and intention to destroy a good name, a good man and as long as it fits the narrative, nothing else matters.

I, on the other hand, am willing to give Goldwater's opponent, Lyndon Baines Johnson, the benefit of the doubt.

Perhaps some of his language and motives were just LBJ being LBJ and his true colors only showed through when he was having a really bad day.

Johnson, a Democrat, and a Big Gov guy, beat Goldwater by a large margin and took the White House, becoming the 36th President of the United States.

What he wanted was what he got, government that was anything but, "limited."

  • But, let us white out the awful things Johnson said and did, when it came to race relations and insert the name, Goldwater instead (the time is right for such things) Although the man was "unalterably opposed to discrimination or segregation", {his words} he believed that some of the wording in the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which he voted against, was "unconstitutional" and "would create a Police State."

Presidents must constantly remind themselves of the Oath of Office, to "Preserve, Protect and Defend, the Constitution of the United States."

It is, has been, will always be, in the best interest of the People, when Government remains as compact as possible.

Our Constitution exists... to see that it does and every single President swears the oath to make sure of it.

Growing the Government

Before LBJ, there were plenty of other Big Gov guys, detrimental to the U.S. Constitution and the concept of a Limited Government, that landed in the People's House. Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, was such a man:

  • Before he was the President, he was the Governor of New Jersey and was responsible for turning New Jersey from one of most Conservative States into one of the most Progressive
  • He pushed Government into Cities
  • Under his Administration the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Trade System, the Adamson Act, the Dept. of Labor...were all established, increasing the Power and size of the Federal Government

I am not singling out Wilson, because he was a Big Gov guy, pretty much every Democrat and even a couple of Republicans have been , but it went much further with Wilson.

He was a proponent of Eugenics, due to his view on some races being superior to other races and while he was in office, race relations lost ground.

Any person that thinks this way....cannot fairly represent all of the People and doesn't belong anywhere near the People's House, certainly not as the head of the house, but nevertheless, he spent time there!

The Obama Years

Even with men like those just mentioned, we overcame and we pushed forward.

The majority of Americans aren't living on the fringe. We aren't living to hurt others or to pretend that we are better than everyone else.

It would never occur to us to destroy private property or to have it out with those that oppose our views.

We do not live to be offended!

The majority of us want the same things.

We want no part of hostilities and we recognize that we are all better together, when we are United!

We've managed to get along very well, from my perspective, for a long period of time. Certainly the entire time I was raising my three children. Their friends were just their friends and those same friends were their teammates.

Barack Obama was elected by a majority of the People, but he never seemed to accept or acknowledge that fact.

Sure, he did say that he could easily win a 3rd Term, he definitely doesn't lack confidence as a man and did not as President, but all at the same time, he never gave us credit for conquering a great divide which once existed.

That multicultural majority which elected him to office twice, didn't see color, (some did) they truly believed him to the be the best person for the job, at the time. Not the best man, not the best black man, but the best person for the job. I, personally, did not think so, but I could see and knew that he had won the people over early on.

Obama was always fixated on the wrong things.

Things which had obviously bothered him and eaten away at him for years. He wore it on his shoulder, throughout a great campaign and straight into the White House.

A Divided Nation

Coming off of eight years of Obama, as Government grew, the people grew frustrated with the power and the hold of the Government, over us. His administration went so far as to, place mandates on us, “purchase product or pay fines, pay fines or do time.”

This is what brought us the outsider, Donald Trump...nothing more, nothing less!

A new course, a new direction brought us something in addition to Donald Trump though, a livid D.C. Establishment and a seething media, which had invested everything in a Hillary Clinton Presidency, fighting back.

While the people sought out and won real change, these groups have dug in and have chosen to fight the President...and us conservatives, tooth and nail.


While there are some on the fringe, that are despicable, horrible individuals, there are others, equally as horrible and in many ways more despicable, working behind the scenes, to see to it that we are 'grouped' and 'hyphenated'.

Their passion in life is seeing to it that these generated groups are pitted against one another.

Each time there's a 'success' and Americans face-off, these evil, manipulative people are high fiving each other in their dark places, out of the spotlight.

So many of these things that are happening, aren't spontaneous, they are orchestrated; for show, for photo ops, to disrupt and to divide.

Our Republic is suffering for it and we the people will pay the price.

Tired of the dividers/the disrupters, tired of the games, praying for the best interest of all Americans!

Learning from the Founders

On every question of construction, let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.

— Thomas Jefferson

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2017 A B Williams


Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 19, 2017:

JOC you bring up a great issue. It seems to me that each senator is beholding to another who gave her a yes vote in exchange for a yes vote for the other.

Now from my understand it is also true for the UN votes and in particular the Security Council. We say "China support us regarding the Koreas and we will not park carrier group in the South China sea."

So being beholding to another country is ipso facto a reality. Russia advances no further in the Ukraine and does not stop oil to Europe and we do not levy further sanctions and by the way vote with us in a Syrian Accord in exchange for us supporting you in the future regarding Crimea but not until the politics align.

Doesn't that sound right and isn't that the art of the deal?

I understand that each state certified their voting accuracy. So no collusion.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 19, 2017:

Hear Hear!!

JOC from Syracuse, NY on August 19, 2017:

As an aside, I'd like to congratulate all three of us for going more than twenty-four hours in a discussion without hurling a single insult.

JOC from Syracuse, NY on August 19, 2017:

I'll readily admit Benghazi was politicized by Obama and Clinton. What was the crime? And did it take wasting seven million dollars to convince you of that too?

Having a president possibly beholden to Russia is a worthy investigation on the other hand.

As for mueller and the grand jury, he has paneled one to issue subpoenas to gather evidence. I'll give you that he hasn't been found guilty yet, but he's far from innocent.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 19, 2017:

So true Eric, when it comes to anyone on the Right, guilty until proven innocent, while Dems have a stack of 'Get out of jail free' cards.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 19, 2017:

Since you brought up Benghazi, ROC, the most outrageous part of all of that... was what took place the following morning.

The Obama Adminstration couldn't get out any faster or any more often than they did, blaming all those deaths and all that mayhem on a video! Their hands were clean it was just some video that set all of it in motion. BS

I saw the film about what took place leading up to and during the heat of battle AS TOLD by men that we're actually there fighting for their survival!

There was some "smearing" going on alright, look no further than, Obama, Hillary and Company.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 19, 2017:

It is like some folks think our system of Justice which is clearly the best in the world is horrible.

100% guilty until proven innocent. A cool thing is that Mexico very nearly has that as a concrete law.

We know because he has not convened a Grand Jury. That pretty much says it all.

JOC from Syracuse, NY on August 19, 2017:

What offends me is the partisan outrage. Congress spent seven million dollars on hearings pertaining to Benghazi that turned up nothing criminal and was simply a smear campaign.

As for a lack of evidence, Manafort, Kushner, and Trump Jr. met with Russians in the hopes of getting dirt on Clinton. That's evidence of collusion right there alone.

And then so many campaign officials and aides lied about having those meetings on security clearance forms which, under any normal Presidency, would be felonies. The list of those who lied include: Flynn, Stone, Page, Trump Jr., Manafort, Kushner, and Sessions. That fact alone should warrant further investigation by any American, regardless of party.

So what I know is that there is a ton of circumstantial evidence that leads me to come to a conclusion that his campaign did collude. Not only based on these meetings, but on the timing of his campaign rhetoric in relation to the Wikileaks information that was supplied by the Russian government.

Which every intelligence service of the United States confirms to have happened and which caused Congress to issue sanctions against Russia, by a veto-proof 98-2 margin mind you. And which the President still doubts. Why would he doubt those conclusions? Oh yeah, because he was involved, so he needs to cast doubt in order to hide his own guilt in the process.

I understand that his supporters are waiting for hard evidence to come to these conclusions, and that I'm mostly speculating right now. I get that. But I doubt I'm alone in thinking that with all the contacts, lies, proved influence by the Russians in favor of Trump, and business ties, that collusion took place. The more Mueller digs, the more he'll find to confirm this conclusion.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 19, 2017:

JOC where is your evidence? What information do you have? Because each time (name the person on this witch hunt) is hard-pressed about Trump and collusion with Russia, we hear the same answer, well there isn't anything, we've found no evidence...

Do you know things his biggest critics, that would nail him in a heartbeat, don't know?

But, you are right the 'investigation' will never end.

I have a question for you and others that will not let this go, are you not offended that there is such an 'Effort' by the Media and by those dug in in D.C. to undermine the People?

JOC from Syracuse, NY on August 18, 2017:

Where do you see that Mueller is done investigating? Where does Mueller say there is no collusion? Please provide links to back up those two statements because I believe them to be incorrect.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 18, 2017:

JOC How about the fact that they have not found wrongdoing after spending abouty 3 million dollars and at least 5 major subpoenas.

There just is no evidence at to support your conspiracy theory.

Mueller is finished with that, just no suggestive evidence and no circumstantial evidence.

Are you just emotional about this and not evidence based. Muellar makes clear that there was not collusion. You still want to believe that just because it is against Trump?

JOC from Syracuse, NY on August 18, 2017:

Without criticism intended, it's amazing how we could both come to two very different conclusions based on the information that is out there.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 18, 2017:

I'm not assuming, I have come to the conclusion that the Russia investigation has no merit.

JOC from Syracuse, NY on August 18, 2017:

By fair, you're assuming the Russia investigation has no merit. There's so much circumstantial evidence already that we basically have a Russian puppet in our White House.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 18, 2017:

Thank you Eric.

JOC, nah, Ted Cruz! ;)

But, we do not have a President Kasich or a President Clinton (Thank you Lord) or a President Cruz. In a fair election, the People elected Donald Trump, I respect that and I am pulling for him to get the right Team in place and get even more work done.

The 'Media' has lost their way, they'll never come around, not with him.

The D.C. Establishment certainly will never rally around him.

That leaves us, the People as his only support, and although it is supposed to be all about us, the People...the Media and D.C. via their actions are giving us a big slap across the face...on a regular basis!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 18, 2017:

This was very well done. People really change the fact that I supported every POTUS of either party my whole life of cognizance. So they just assume I am supporting a person instead of the office. They quite simply do not get that concept. I am conservative as far as somethings and liberal as far as other things. This new "progressive" outrage means hatefulness toward anyone who does not agree with their emotional outrage.

I forgot where this came from but I like it; "Just because something offends you, does not make you right."

JOC from Syracuse, NY on August 18, 2017:

Whether the country elected Clinton or Trump, neither would have had the backing of the people because both were such flawed human beings. The lesson to be learned here is to nominate men or women of character such as a Kasich or a Sanders. You may not agree with their politics, but there's no denying they are humanist.

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