Last time we stuck our toe just a bit into the history of the terms “liberal” and “conservative”. In this article, let us expound a bit more.
In order to articulate a larger point, let’s focus on a single right, the right to own property. We acknowledge of course that the topic of conservatism is much broader and multi layered than just property ownership. But remember, these articles are to be more of a conservatives cliff notes. Volumes have been written on this topic by greater minds by far. In these articles I want to provide something with depth but that are brief enough that you will have time to read them. So the focus is the right to own property. I would present to you that, politically speaking, this is THE most important of our rights. Even as I write this, North Dakota is voting on an amendment that would actually abolish property taxes because some North Dakotans believe that that tax is a violation of their right to property ownership.
In going back to our discussion in part one of this series, let’s agree that conservatives want to conserve. In this case, they want to conserve the right to own property. We will not go so far as to say that liberals want to abolish this right but they certainly want to diminish and weaken it. I should clarify that I am not only making an abstract point here. I am articulating something that is actually occurring in reality throughout our culture.